Extreme wrestling legend Mick Foley wrote a long post on his Facebook account to express his feelings about the recent WWE releases, saying he was baffled, especially by some names that came out. Here are his words: "BAFFLING!
It’s never pleasant to hear that people have been released from their contracts in WWE, but some of yesterday’s releases are downright baffling. I believe there is a silver lining in that there has never been a better time to be a wrestler, with so many different opportunities out there.
In the case of Karrion Kross, it does not take a genius to see that he will be reunited with Scarlett and instantly become one of the hottest duos in the business.
Ultimately, WWE is supposed to make the people they hire more interesting, not less.
But does anyone think Keith “Bearcat” Lee was more interesting than the Keith Lee we saw in NXT, or on the independent scene? For that matter, I thought Mia Yim was a better developed and more effective character as Jade in TNA than she was in NXT or WWE.
Who exactly looked at Taya Valkyrie and thought she needed a name change or a dramatic shift in character either?
Anyways, I’m really wishing the very best for everyone who suddenly - and in many cases, surprisingly - found themselves out of work yesterday.
Some things just don't make sense."
Mick Foley's criticisms are hard-hitting
In early September, the Hall of Famer said, “WWE has to start admitting that there is a problem right now. The problem is that WWE is no longer where all the talent in the industry aspire to go.
In part, it influenced the birth of All Elite Wrestling, which is doing a great job of attracting big, established superstars, without stopping to nurture the young promises." And again, about NXT, Mick Foley said: "I think one of the things that 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 yes.
it tends to have a lot of people who can make great moves, have great matches, whose names you don't remember after they wrestle, unless you tune in every week."