Mick Foley on wrestling being a ‘seller’s market’ right now


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Mick Foley on wrestling being a ‘seller’s market’ right now

Over the course of his career, Mick Foley has won many titles and is also a four-time world champion, having won the WWF Championship three times and once the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. He collected a huge success with audiences and critics with the publication of four story books for children, as well as a full-bodied autobiography.

He is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion.

On the latest ESPR podcast, Foley reflected on wrestling being a ‘seller’s market’ right now: “One thing I will – I said this during a Q&A part of my show. I don’t use the word ‘hate’ very much.

But I hated the term ‘buyer’s market’ as far as wrestling goes. Bill Watts said it was a ‘buyer’s market,’ like we were commodities. And now it’s a seller’s market. You don’t have to go to WWE.

There are guys who’ll say, ‘Thank you, but I’m happy where I am with New Japan,’ or whatever their deals were. And I think that’s good for business, because now WWE is paying even their middle and lower-card talents considerably more than they would have because they realize they’re not the only game in town.

And I believe – they’re a billion dollar company. They’re not losing money because they’re paying their talent better. And I think what’s good for the men and the women that do the work is what’s good for WWE”.