Mick Foley reveals just how real the competition is between Raw and SmackDown LIVE

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Mick Foley is a man that has always voice his opinions on the product ever since he stepped away from the squared circle, and his Facebook page has been home to his weekly blog for years now.

It was quite surprising that the WWE brought Foley back into the fold after he had been so critical of the company's booking decisions in recent years, but now, as part of the management team on Monday Night Raw, Foley has the chance to be involved in the direction of the WWE's flagship show.

It appears that just because the Hardcore Legend has a new position on TV, his social media posting will not cease. The former three-time WWE champion gave fans an insight into the very real competition that is brewing between the two separate brands under the WWE umbrella: Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live. The post reads:


"Make no mistake about it – the competition between#RAW and #SmackdownLIVE is real. The competition between Stephanie McMahon and Shane McMahon is very real, and to some extent, so is the competition between me and Daniel Bryan.

"No one wants to be minded constantly by their own son that the other general manager is more popular than you are. But you’d be wrong if you think I want #SmackdownLIVE to fail. I think it’s fair to say that Stephanie and I – along with the #WWE Superstars – hit it out of the park (a baseball reference for my cricket-playing friends in the British Commonwealth countries) last night on #RAW.

"Between the incredible emotion of the Sasha Banks victory, the star-making debut of Finn Balor and the new look and feel of the show, it was a towering homerun for the #RAW team. But I won’t be rooting for #SmackdownLIVE to strike out tonight, or any Tuesday night. I sincerely want Daniel, Shane and the entire crew to hit it out of the park every week. Then we’ll take those figurative tape-measures out, and figure out whose towering homerun traveled further.

"If you think it’s #SmackdownLive, I’m afraid the answer is going to be NO, NO, NO! The tale of the tape will answer MICK and STEPH, STEPH, STEPH!"

It's true, Raw got off to a flying start this week by crowning the ultra-popular Sasha Banks the new WWE Women's champion and positioning Finn Balor as a top guy in the company, particularly, after defeating the fans' most hated superstar, Roman Reigns.

The Raw ratings rose six percent from the previous week and after this promising start to the new era, Foley and Stephanie McMahon will be hoping they can ride their wave of momentum and keep those ratings climbing.

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