WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had once regretted signing the WWE legend, Mick Foley. The latest A&E Biography of WWE Legends revolved around Mick Foley’s illustrious career.
Vince McMahon said that he thought Foley did not have any talent. But, he was proved wrong by The Hardcore Legend with his hard work and dedication to the company over the years.
Vince McMahon opens up on Mick Foley
It is often heard that former WWE veteran commentator Jim Ross played a role in convincing Vince for the signing of Mick Foley. Vince had eventually agreed to it as he was certain that it would not work and Ross’ idea would fail.
But he was completely wrong. Foley was a part of WCW and later joined ECW, where he had a two-year stint. Foley then joined WWE in 1996. He went on to become a world champion in the company, as well as a multi-time tag team champion.
Foley had portrayed different gimmicks in WWE and one of them was Cactus Jack on which Vince McMahon shared his thoughts. He said that it was degrading to the product of WWE and saw lack of talent in Foley. However, later he realized Foley’s ability to connect with the audience which very few people had.
He said: “I thought it was kind of degrading to our product. I thought he didn’t have any talent. I thought it was déclassé. Mick always had that connection with the audience and I never really saw [that] before he came here. I thought, ‘Boy, We’re never going to hire that guy,’ but he did. He had that connection and very few people have that.”
The Hardcore Legend was a huge part of the Attitude Era and had created several iconic wrestling moments which have been memorable to the fans. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
He is one of the greatest wrestlers to have stepped foot in the ring and have been a part of a plethora of high-risk spots during the matches. From getting speared through a flaming table to getting thrown off the Hell In A Cell structure, he has done it all.