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WWE Legend Mick Foley Incredibly Displeased By the Royal Rumble

I think it is safe to say that WWE Legend Mick Foley was disappointed in last night’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view event.

The hardcore wrestling legend took to Twitter during and after the event to share some of his thoughts on the night’s event. While he did have praise for some of the participants like Kofi Kingston and Bray Wyatt, as a whole he was pretty dissatisfied with the event.

I think a lot of us in the WWE Universe share Foley’s sentiments in the matter. It is very, very rare that you find someone who is so incredibly over with the crowd that you are virtually unable to turn him heel. Right now, that guy is Daniel Bryan. It is quite the enigma to me that he was left out of the Rumble match.

Foley pretty much summed things up on Twitter with this:

Later in the evening, the former WWE Superstar took to his Facebook page to elaborate on his feelings, and why he was so incredibly disappointed in the overall product.


Yes, I’m going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow. I had every intention of putting a brick through my TV tonight, after seeing that Daniel Bryan was not even entered in the Royal Rumble match, let alone going to win the thing. But, upon seeing their dad with a brick in his hand, my younger children got a little bit scared, thinking their dad had lost his mind. A rather spirited debate about the wisdom of following through on the promise to put a brick through my TV ensued with my wife – and, as is usually the case in marital debates, I, being the husband, did not emerge victorious. Honestly, the points she made about mercury and glass fragments everywhere were pretty good ones.


But I’m still going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow – when the kids are in school, and I can take the TV outside the house for the actual throwing of the brick. Granted, it’s not nearly as dramatic as doing it live, right after the Rumble, but at least I will be keeping my word.


As I mentioned on Twitter, I’ve never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV. Like many of you out there, I just don’t get it. This Daniel Bryan thing is a phenomenon. You get it. I get it. The fans in Pittsburgh (yes, I was thinking of writing “RIGHT TH…but I’m just not in a cheap pop mood) got it. But tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that be are just not going to get it. And that makes me sad. I’m just honestly sad, just flat out f****** sad (yes, I dropped an F-bomb there to emphasize how F’ing sad I am for the guys who bust their butts night in and night out – Ziggler, Punk, Bryan, etc – with no hope of getting their shot at this year’s Mania.


You know who else I’m sad for? Me. In my two years as an official WWE Ambassador, I never once had to lie about my enthusiasm for the company or the product. Now, although I am no longer officially an Ambassador for WWE (believe it or not, my only official role in WWE is as GM for Saturday Morning Slam, a contract that ends in one month) I was till looking forward to being part of the biggest event of the year. I’ll probably end up going anyway. But I’m about 1/6th as excited about it as I was just a few hours ago. I wanted so badly to hear 75,000 WWE fans chanting “YES” – and seeing fans walk away absolutely ecstatic about the outcome of a PPV for the first time in a while…a long while. But when given the chance to make it happen (unless they’ve got something MAJOR up their sleeve) WWE’s answer tonight was a resounding “NO, NO, NO”.

Considering that Foley’s last tweet was retweeted almost 20,000 times, and he has just about 9,500 likes on his post on Facebook, I would say that there are quite a few of you out there who share Foley’s opinion.

What did you think of last night’s Royal Rumble? Were you satisfied with the outcome, or were you left wanting more like Mick Foley? Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.

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