It seems now more than ever, WWE Superstars are reluctant to give their fans straight answers when it comes to making or missing appearances.
With regard to Mick Foley however, he is one big name in professional wrestling who you can always count on to explain things more clearly; more often than not via his Facebook page.
This remains the case with the news that Foley turned down the opportunity to appear on the Christmas episode of Monday Night Raw which airs next week, just a few days before Christmas day itself.
'Ho Ho Hogan'
With many wrestling fans questioning why Mick Foley was overlooked in favour of 'Ho Ho Hogan' for the recording, the former took to his social media page to clear up the confusion:
"HO HO HOGAN?
What about FO- HO-HOLEY?
I appreciate so many people jumping to my defense at the announcement of Hulk Hogan as the special guest for the Christmas episode of WWE Monday Night Raw. All of your "what about St Mick" and "Foley is Santa" comments are much appreciated.
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But the truth is, I was asked by WWE if I would like to travel to Minneapolis for Raw, but had to turn the opportunity down, due to a prior commitment. I'll miss it. I'll watch, and probably wish I was there. But as important as appearing on Christmas Raw is to me, honoring a commitment means just a little bit more.
I have really enjoyed being part of the holiday season in my own small way in WWE, and hope to be part of the Christmas episode in 2016.
So don't hold it against the Hulkster or WWE, I wasn't forgotten or disrespected in any way. Just previously engaged."
A simple explanation therefore, but as with many guest appearances within WWE, it is not unheard of for members of the WWE Universe to question why their personal preference is not taking part.
We can as a result, still hope to see Mick Foley make more WWE appearances in the future, when he has not already committed himself to a prior engagement.
Though 'Ho Ho Hogan' may not quite meet the standards of when Foley played Santa Claus, we are sure to be in for an entertaining episode of Monday Night Raw, providing Hogan is aware of the name of the arena he is in for the show this time.
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