Mick Foley has been doing some stand-up and improv comedy around his work in TNA, and he recently did an interview talking abou both.
on doing wrestling humor
Thatâ€™s the biggest challenge â€“ to delve out into other subjects without alienating the people who are there for the wrestling stuff. One thing I was proud of when I did the college talks was that, although stories revolved around experiences that I had in wrestling, one did not need to be a wrestling fan to enjoy them. I feel the same way about these shows. It wonâ€™t be so wrestling exclusive that a brave soul who wonders in to check it out will feel uncomfortable.
on his new book “Countdown to Lockdown”
I just finished the afterward two days ago. The afterward I think is one of the best things that Iâ€™ve written. I think people will really enjoy it. During the afterward I talk about how in retrospect the period I chronicle may not seem important at all, but the journey that those six weeks led me on has become one of the most important periods in my life. Thereâ€™s just so much going on in wrestling and the world moves so fast that we very seldom have a chance to look back and kind of appreciate the components of what makes a good wrestling show or a good wrestling angle, and I think that this book does that.
on Vince McMahon’s public reaction to TNA Monday
I think he will no-sell it publicly for a while. I think it has to be a concern to him internally, if only because so many of the people who were big stars on his show are now working for the competition. I would say honestly with the exception of their top six or seven guys that we have a lineup that fans are really more familiar with.
on Bret Hart
I think itâ€™s great if it brings Bret some closure, because he never had closure in WWE. I think every wrestler reserves the right to change their mind and have that right respected. I know Iâ€™ve done it a couple of times. So I donâ€™t think any less of Bret and I donâ€™t think anyone else should either.
A lot of great stuff from Mick, check out the Full Interview at the Baltimore Sun
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