During an interview with Fightful, Mick Foley discussed why the announcement of the WWE 24/7 Title didn’t work and the backlash that followed. Here are the highlights:
On Why The Announcement Didn’t Work:
I can feel the oxygen just leave the room when I pulled out that title and it wasn’t the Hardcore title. But, I do have a say in what I do. So, I’ve been asked and I [‘ve said] “Let me hold off on that. I think I have something better I can do down the road.” But I was willing to go to the UK, I think they were in the UK a week or two before they were in Albany, New York. So I was high enough on it to be willing to travel to the UK immediately after leaving, this is when I had just done three shows with the Undertaker in the UK. So, I was high enough on it that I would have been willing to go to the UK. And I did sense, I could understand, “Alright, this is a little bit of bait and switch. We’re getting people excited about one title and giving them the other.” I didn’t understand the volume of disagreement I would receive, you know, in the aftermath. But even on that first night, I was like c’mon! If you’re telling me that you don’t get a kick out of Bobby Roode opening up the door of what turned out to be my rental car.Yeah, I’m on the Emerald Isle. Once in a while I get a nice car. So they asked me if I would stick around so they could use my rental car.
On The Backlash That Followed:
Look, I got a thick a skin after being the GM where people were tagging me in everything they didn’t like about the show. And I’m like, “Alright, hold on a second. Do you think a guy with a history of head injuries wearing sweat pants is really in charge of a billion dollar company?” I was like you can’t tell me you didn’t enjoy that (24/7 Title skits). If you do, you’re not lying to me, you’re lying to yourself. And since then I think it’s gone on, I think people are pretty unanimous in finding it an entertaining part of the show.
You can read the full interview HERE.