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Mick Foley on Limitation of Being RAW GM, Finn Balor Being Over With the Fans, More

WWE Hall of Famer and Monday Night RAW GM recently spoke to Tim Kail on The Work of Wrestling Podcast, you can check out the highlights here:

On the limitations of being RAW GM:

“The Raw GM opportunity came up and I was really glad my schedule was open.” Foley also claims, “There are limitations to the role. People can read into that how they want to. I’m going to do my best being there on a weekly basis to make the show the best it can be.” Foley elaborates, “People listening to this show know the limitations to being the GM.”

On making sure the show is about the talent and not the GMs:

“I think part of what making the show the best it can be is not making the show about the General Manager’s. That’s where Daniel and I are on the same page.” Foley later stated, “I want the shows to be about the action.”

On drafting Charlotte early:

“I was really persistent that we take a woman with our second or third choice (in the draft). Stephanie was on the same page.”

On Finn Balor:

“There were 4,000 out of the 12,000 there that knew who he was. Those 4,000 went crazy. Now when it comes down to doing his entrance only 1 of the 3 know the entrance.” Foley says in time Balor will get more over. “A lot of people just watch RAW. Not everybody knows Fin Balor and now they get a chance to watch him grow. Probably in 4 to 6 weeks the 1/3rd people participating in his entrance will become 2/3rd.”

On Balor’s entrance: 

“I think the entrances are really interesting because they harken back to the attitude era where there was audience participation and interaction. People get to do these entrances [you know] with the superstars.”

(All transcribed quotes courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)