Mick Foley was one of the most beloved superstars of the WWE Attitude Era. During his tenure with the promotion, he portrayed many roles from being a main eventer to a color commentator and an on-screen authority figure. However, Mick Foley cited his experience working with Vince McMahon on commentary as the reason for his departure from the promotion from the WWE in the 2000s.
Mick Foley recently discussed being asked to return to WWE following his TNA run in 2011 on his Foley is Pod podcast. Mick Foley claims that John Laurinaitis asked him to select whatever he wanted to do. However, he recalled telling Johnny Ace that he didn’t want to work ‘hands on’ with Vince McMahon.
“We were wondering if you would like to come back.’ He almost opened up a menu and said just select items to do whatever I wanted. ‘Do you want to host shows? Do you want to be a producer?’ I said, ‘Don’t take this the wrong way, but I don’t want to work that hands on with Vince.’ I knew I was going to be an ambassador as well.”
Mick Foley also stated that he wouldn’t want to work for WWE even in the post-Vince McMahon era as well. He cited short-term memory loss as the reason and said that he wouldn’t be able to remember a promo like before.
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