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Mick Foley on the Growth of the Women’s Division, Charlotte vs Sasha Banks Title Match on RAW

WWE Hall of Famer and Monday Night RAW General Manager Mick Foley recently joined Tim Kail on The Work of Wrestling Podcast. You can check out some highlights here:

On the Women’s division:

“I am. There were definitely some bumps in the road. I think we can expect some more. But I think the victory for Sasha was really monumental, like a seismic shift. Hopefully, we will be seeing it as a statement.”

On his Facebook article on Sasha Banks:

“I’m working on an article right now that should be up in a few days. I’m trying to explain why her character (Sasha) resonates so deeply with me. So many great characters that make it on a large level, people see parts of themselves in that person. Great success comes when people have a legitimate reason to root because they feel like in a sense they are rooting for themselves.

Foley continued, “The victory in a way was a victory for the underdogs and people have been told they were not good enough, cool enough, strong enough”

On Charlotte:

“Charlotte’s really found herself as this champion and has this ability/potential now to grow without the championship title. Some of her expressions in that title match were incredible”

On the Charlotte vs Sasha Banks title match on RAW:

“It was epic story telling (Charlotte vs Sasha RAW). I think the battle for that championship will push them both and test the boundaries of the characters. It could be a rivalry for the ages. Foley also stated regarding the rivalry, “I think the growth of Charlotte as the champion and the confidence that came with that, we could be looking at a really epic rivalry. I know Sasha and Charlotte had an amazing rivalry in NXT but the rolls are reversed now.”

“I made sure I reached out to Charlotte after the match and told her how proud I was with her growth every week as the champion. I touched on how now is the time to grow even more.”

“She (Charlotte) needs to express that frustration. She looked really scary.”

On a backstage moment with Sasha after winning the title:

“There was this great moment where as soon as Sasha won, Big E was in the dressing room and said “Let’s go”. The 3 New Day members literally ran out of the dressing room. It was important for people backstage to share that moment with her (Sasha). It was bigger than anything I had ever seen.”

“It was really powerful to see, which is why I’ve been working on this article for 4 days. I want to get it right. I want people to be moved by it the way I was.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)