Mick Foley on Holy Foley, WWE Performance Center, Orlando Shooting

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In an interview with The Frederick News Post, Mick Foley spoke about his recent visit to the WWE Performance Center. Here are highlights:

On visiting Orlando shooting memorials: “I actually just returned from one of the [Pulse nightclub shooting] memorials. It’s been a tough couple of weeks here for Orlando, and I posted something on social media: Love is dealing hatred a beating. I’m seeing so many incredible things here. This tragedy has brought out the best in people.”

On if he’s filming Holy Foley at the Performance Center: “I can’t say, but I guess somebody could arrive at that conclusion [laughs]. There’s a lot of things going on here. I visited the performance center. I won’t say the cameras were on there [more laughs]. It’s quite a center. I was trying to search for the great, New York Times best-selling author word for center and came up with center. But it really is incredible.”

On throwing out the first pitch at the Keys game on July 1: “There is no more daunting task in the world than throwing out a first pitch. One of my most harrowing moments ever was throwing out one for the [Florida] Marlins. Last time I threw out a pitch for the Marlins, last summer I wasn’t aware of how bad I looked. It was about an 80-foot screen, my beard was considerably grayer and I was wearing a much larger waist size. Because I’m a fairly tall guy, I didn’t realize the king size pant was for a guy that was 5 foot 8, and I realized my pants were halfway up to my knees on an 80-foot screen. The only thing more embarrassing was showing it on SportsCenter. Which they did. Or bouncing it eight feet in front of the plate. Which I did. Anyone who throws out a first pitch will tell you, you start praying: ‘Dear Father, let me throw within six feet of the plate.’”

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