Criticism of Hall of Famer Mick Foley at WWE is now on the agenda, with the legend never missing an opportunity to give his opinion on the company's current very critical situation. If on the one hand, however, they could be useful, on the other hand, they annoy some fans and even the company itself, with the backstage not so happy with his words, which is completely understandable.
While speaking to Busted Open Radio, Mick said he occasionally watches WWE products, specifically NXT, and doesn't remember many athlete names when he does, even criticizing the company's development system with his own talents.
"I think one of the things you risk when you have a development system, and a way of doing things specific to your business model, is that you lose a little bit of individuality, so you tend to have a lot of people who can make great moves have great matches, whose names you don't remember after they've wrestled unless you tune in every week.
That was part of the problem with me. I used to watch him sporadically, and I was like 'Wow, look at that guy. Great shape [physical ed], he looks good, nice guy, he wears some costumes, he has great moves, I can't remember his name.
A lot of guys tend to fall into the same pattern as they look and fight alike."
Mick Foley slams WWE
Through a video posted on Facebook, Mick Foley highlighted how WWE has a serious problem in this historical phase.
The great work done by AEW and the rise of independent federations have weakened the Stamford-based company in his opinion. “WWE has to start admitting that there is a problem right now. The problem is that WWE is no longer where all the talents in the industry aspire to go."
Could Mick Foley's words really be of use to the company, or are they just criticisms that are not seen as constructive but destructive? In a video on Facebook, Foley highlighted that a part of the problem is caused by WWE themselves by misusing the NXT call-ups on the main roster citing the example of Karrion Kross.
He further added that while WWE did a great job with him back in the day, he wouldn't be able to trust his career with the current WWE creative. Foley said: "But part of it is a problem of your own making. I think the younger talent sees the way that the developmental characters are cut or left by the wayside or in the case of Karrion Kross, greatly watered down or even made a joke of when they debut on the main roster.
It’s not broke, don’t fix it. If I was an aspiring talent now, big-league talent, with a major decision to make, I’m not sure that I would trust WWE creative to do the right thing with my career."