Mick Foley believes some shady promoter is running a scam using his good name and reputation. A graphic had circulated on Twitter advertising Foley for an appearance at a Dave and Busters in Philadelphia on December 11. Today, Foley announced that he won’t be anywhere near Philadelphia.
The Hardcore Icon said he’ll be in Texas that evening. He requested that whoever is promoting the appearance stop immediately. He also said any money spent to see him should be refunded.
“THIS IS NOT A LEGIT APPEARANCE! I think someone is running a scam. I will be in Irving, Texas on December 11.
Whoever is running the scam: take it down, and return people’s money.”
Scams involving professional wrestlers have been in the news a lot lately. After Seth Rollins was attacked on a live episode of WWE Raw, reports emerged that the assailant may have been motivated by believing he was in a business relationship with Rollins. The entire thing was a catfishing scam to get the man to send money and gift cards.
Rollins actually told a startlingly similar story one year to the day before the attack. Other wrestlers have sent out tweets advising that they aren’t DMing with fans, and to stay alert for fake accounts. Foley appears to be the latest victim of a scam involving professional wrestling.
Mick Foley’s actual appearance on December 11 is at the World Class Revolution Christmas Star Wars event. Also scheduled to attend are Marshall and Ross Von Erich, Fuego Del Sol, Q.T. Marshall, and more. Fans should always make sure they’re getting their information from official sources before dropping money on an event or product.
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