Foley on the challenges of the women's Royal Rumble Submitted by Aaron Rift on 01/05/2018 at 10:52 AM
Mick Foley recently did an interview with NBC Sports and here are a few highlights...
What has to change in order for there to be more household names like there were during the Attitude Era?: “Well that’s more of a societal change. I don’t think we can go back there. I think WWE did what they had to do to become more successful than ever on a global basis. I would love to say, ‘Hey, things were much better back in my day,’ but the company just turned its biggest profit ever. They knew that we were in a wave, so you can either let the wave subside and complain about the way things used to be, or move forward in every area possible and that’s what they did. So I’d say that on a global basis, the superstars are just as big, if not bigger, with the exception of you know, a Rock or a Stone Cold. I think they’re doing just fine.”
What are some challenges that the women will face in having to do that match for the first time? : “I guess it depends on the positioning of the match on the card. I’m guessing that it’s going to be first. Just trying to live up to the lure of rumbles in the past will be a challenge. It is almost always the highlight of the show. The match really gains due to the anticipation during it. I’ll be rooting for the women. I’ll be glued to my TV set and just hoping that it goes as well as possible for everybody. I hope they have a couple of surprise entrees. Both from the past and a couple of new names. The women are so determined. Through sheer force of will, they’re going to have a very good match, but the one thing you can’t ever … you can’t book magic. I hope there’s that element of magic in the air when they take to the ring.”