WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley hasn’t minced his words with his opinions on the current WWE creative team, and the battle the company is seemingly in with AEW.
The Hardcore Legend’s comments come off the back of AEW All Out, where former WWE stars Bryan Danielson (Daniel Bryan), Adam Cole and Ruby Soho (Ruby Riott) made their debuts, as well as CM Punk’s in-ring return.
These signings are in addition to the likes of Christian Cage, Malakai Black and Andrade El Idolo who also joined the company this year. It doesn’t seem like it will stop there, with strong speculation that Bray Wyatt will be heading to AEW when his non-compete clause expires.
In a video he has called “WWE We’ve Got A Problem”, Foley has given strong opinions on the current differences between AEW and WWE, and spoken about the latter’s creative team.
I’d like to title this video, “WWE we’ve got a problem” because I think you do. That problem is that WWE is no longer THE place for talent to aspire to. Part of it is because AEW is doing a great job of attracting great talent, proven talent, building other talent, creating storylines. But part of it is a problem of your own making. I think younger talent sees the way that developmental characters are cut, or left by the wayside, or in the case of Karrion Kross, greatly watered down and even made a joke of when they debut on the main roster. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. If I was an aspiring talent now, big-league talent with a major decision to make, I’m not sure that I would trust WWE creative to do the right thing with my career.
You guys did wonders with me back in the day, but that was a different time, different place. If it was today, I’m not sure that I would trust the powers that be with my career in their hands. And until that changes, WWE you’ve got a problem.
WWE, WE’VE GOT A PROBLEMhttps://t.co/ytCwTtxILs
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 7, 2021
The Hardcore Legend and former World Champion joined the WWE in 1996, although it is claimed that at the time Vince McMahon thought Foley “didn’t have any talent”. He went on to be one of the most beloved characters in the company’s history.
With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.