Mick Foley explains the 'no wife' rule in WWE



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Mick Foley explains the 'no wife' rule in WWE

In his popular podcast, Mick is Foley, he (Foley) talked about the rule of no children and women backstage as well as the appearance of his children. “She didn’t feel completely comfortable, and that actually stems back to July of ‘96 when I brought my kids on the road, I think, for the second time.

In fairness to WWE, when I brought them to Savannah Georgia, my kids cried for ninety minutes (laughs). I had the talk with them outside, they’re all dressed up, Dewey’s in his tie, Noelle’s in her dress. “You’re gonna be good for Daddy, right?” They went in there and had the fit where the mucus is coming out of the nose and you just can’t stop it”.

- Foley said, as quoted by pwmania.com

Foley and his agent

His agent had an interesting move. “But nonetheless, that had been a few weeks earlier, and now I’m bringing them to New England. I can’t remember if they were in Portland with me; but they were definitely there the next night in Bangor.

The agent — and I don’t need to name the agent — may have been overplaying his hand by not allowing my family backstage. And ushered them into a bathroom with what appeared to be an open sewage line. And why I didn’t stand up right then and say “this doesn’t fly,” I don’t know.

I was probably thinking, “I’ve only got a few months in this company, I’m getting a push, I don’t want to rock the boat”. Foley decided to celebrate his birthday with his wife in New York. “It’s one thing to do that to me in July… but by November? Kind of a big deal.

Working my fourth Pay-Per-View with the Undertaker. There’s an edict “no wives backstage”. So my wife is celebrating her birthday. We take a trip together to New York to celebrate. She’s by herself. She’s going to be going to the show by herself.

The edict comes down, “no wives”. I appealed — even asked Jim Ross. I was told that was the rule. So now my wife’s on her own, all day”.