WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently spoke about his relationship with Company Chairman Vince McMahon and how that relationship has undergone major changes over the years. In particular, a certain event totally changed the relationship between the two.
Mick Foley in fact refused to face Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 17 and this situation totally changed the relationship between the two.
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Speaking on Inside the Ropes Mick Foley explained that he regretted refusing to challenge Vince McMahon at Wrestlemania 17 and that choice put a strain on their relationship.
Here are his words: "Before that event every time I saw McMahon I called him Vince, now and after that situation, I started calling him Mr. McMahon. That choice hurt me and both of us, our relationship changed, that refusal cost me a lot of money and I'm sure it would have been a great Wrestlemania match in the end."
Foley made it clear that it certainly wasn't going to be a great meeting on a technical level, but it would have a fantastic storyline. In the end, given the situation, they opted for a Mick Foley only as a special referee in the match between Vince and Shane McMahon.
In the early days of 2021, the WWE legend had announced that he had tested positive for Coronavirus and that this thing had deeply troubled him. A few weeks later the Hardcore legend had told in a long post how this disease was affecting his life.
Here is his post: "First of all, I want to tell you how I am physically, and second, I want to encourage everyone to keep looking at each other. I know there will be an end but at the moment we have to be very strong and rigid, we have to wear the mask and respect social distancing.
I'll explain my symptoms, I can't sleep and when I do, I don't sleep well. It happens that at 5 am I just wake up and feel foggy, I'm always tired and this is the thing I hate most." Mick Foley has appeared sporadically on WWE television in recent years after his stint as RAW General Manager.
He was the special guest referee in a match between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns in 2018 and then returned to WWE television a year later to introduce the 24/7 title to the WWE Universe. A few months down the line, Foley was attacked by The Fiend on the Red brand.