Following on from the announcement that The Undertaker would no longer be taking part in the Q&A portion of his upcoming United Kingdom tour, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley revealed that the man himself did in fact try to keep that part of the tour alive.
Inside The Ropes, the company running these shows, issued a statement in the form of a video a few days ago that confirmed The Deadman would only be taking part in meet & greets as opposed to also doing the spoken word section of the shows.
Many fans speculated that this was because WWE themselves didn’t want this to happen, and as it turns out, that is indeed the case.
In the following Facebook post, Mick spoke about several factors regarding the tour with some of the highlights being listed below.
Sometimes things happen, and no one’s at fault. I believe WWE was just doing what they felt was best to keep the mystique and aura surrounding the single greatest character in company history alive and well. It certainly wasn’t Undertaker’s fault either; in fact, he flew to Connecticut to convince WWE to let him do the tour in some way, shape or form. But when the contractual dust settled, Kenny found himself without the spoken word part of the biggest spoken word tour he’d ever put together – maybe the most highly anticipated spoken word tour the wrestling world has known.
I had come close to doing a few events with “Inside the Ropes” in 2018, but the negotiations had been done through
an intermediary, and in the end, the timing just didn’t work out. So I had never actually spoken to, or been directly in contact with Kenny before our phone call. He was extremely honest, and to the point; he pitched the idea of a show, moderated by him, with me talking about The Undertaker – our biggest matches, my take on some of his greatest moments, the impact of his amazing career onWWE and an entire generation of fans. There was no other backup plan – it was pretty much this show he was asking me about, or no show at all. While it may have taken six weeks to officially announce, the agreement between me and Kenny took about ten minutes to reach.