Mick Foley has always been one of the more open WWE stars to communicate with on social media, with his regular Facebook posts on certain topics or just engaging in conversation; he’s one to make an effort which is something you don’t often see.
However, that luxury won’t be around anymore, not for a while at least, after a WWE fan decided to post a private direct message between the pair on the internet.
The conversation was based around the women’s revolution, when a user going by the name of “drinkbleachT” asked him why Summer Rae wasn’t receiving a big push, and only two women were being featured more prominently than others.
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SmackDown LIVE was also brought up as a comparison, that the blue brand is able to utilise all of their women in the revolution and are involved in storylines, whereas Raw chooses to use a handful and forget about the others.
Now that the conversation has started to find its way around the web, it’s obviously come to Foley’s attention, and he posted a statement that he’s taking a break from Twitter, albeit for a week.
He posted: “Unfortunately, due to a fan posting DM’s that were obviously meant to stay private, I will no longer be able to communicate with fans by DM.
“This seems like I good time to take a break from Twitter. Catch up with you again on 10/24.”
While it’s not a scandal that can change his WWE career or anything of that sort, his comments towards Summer could be questioned.
As you can see in the image below, courtesy of WrestleZone, Foley was questioning Summer’s talent compared to the likes of Sasha Banks and Charlotte, asking whether she can hang on the level with the best in the division.
What also looks bad is that he isn’t protecting kayfabe by discussing pushes with fans on Twitter. Granted, it was a private conversation, but in this day and age, it doesn’t take a long for things like this to reach millions of people instantly.
Let’s hope none of this blows back on him, particularly since he’s an authoritative, legendary figure who has appeared to be ignorant on the talents of one of his performers.
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