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Mick Foley Talks More About Why He’s Not Signing a New WWE Legends Deal

– WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted the following on Facebook in regards to why he’s not signing a new WWE Legends deal:

“To deal..or not to deal – that is the question. As some of you may have heard, at this point, I am opting not to sign my Legends Marketing Deal, which gives ‪#‎WWE‬ the right to market my likeness on video games and action figures. I’ll be writing in more detail about this in the next week or so, but it would be fair to say that, despite strong sales, I have found the payoffs for the past two video games to be extremely weak – in the 25% range of what most talent was expecting.

Last year, the explanation had something to do with the video game company going bankrupt – a real shame for me, since I was heavily featured as three characters from the “Attitude” era, complete with voice work. I haven’t heard this year’s explanation yet, but, personally. I think the #WWE just wants to see if the talent will accept a far lower percentage than had previously been given. If so, it would proably be a good business move for #WWE, since very few current wrestlers are going to jeapordize their standing with the company by offering resistance – and most legends will probably come to feel like anything they get from merchandise is better than nothing.

As for me: until I hear a valid reason, I’m opting out.”

  • CC

    What? He wore three different costumes and had three different personalities but he is still one person, that doesnt mean he deserves three pay cheques. Doesnt mean he did anymore work. You might as well say that The Rock deserves two pay cheques because he had old Rock and new Rock in game.

  • drew

    Yeah, but he was in there as 3 completely different people in WWE13 and 2 different people in 14. I understand where he is coming from. The WWE makes a LOT of money from them.

  • CC

    the rosters on these games are getting bigger, so not sure why Foley cannot see that the bigger the roster, the smaller they pay out per wrestler is gonna be.

  • d_pooch

    Hmm, not sure how much you can expect to make from a video game that so many people are getting paid on. I understand if you’re selling t-shirts and action figures, then it must be easier to calculate your personal commissions. But how many people have to get royalties on a video game, or a DVD for that matter. I’m more of the opinion that something is better than nothing for most people…