As we reported last week, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently appeared on “The Drive with Marc James” on CBS Radio 610 “The Fan” (WFNZ) in Charlotte, North Carolina. And was asked about his future with WWE. Will he resign with the company? “Honestly, I’m probably not going to sign my Legends Deal with WWE because I don’t think they did the right thing by the guys in the video game. The check was a little low. Last year, there was a bankruptcy, but this year there wasn’t. So, I don’t see the upside to signing the legends deal when the carrot isn’t there dangling. So, I’m not going to sign my Legend’s deal.”
Foley has been very vocal of WWE and the way they have not been booking their show, using their stars and more. This should come as no surprise to his recent blogs on Cesaro, Daniel Bryan and in January hitting his TV with a baseball bat due to his frustration.
In an update, Mick Foley wrote the following on Facebook:
“To deal..or not to deal – that is the question. As some of you may have heard, at this point, I am opting not to sign my Legends Marketing Deal, which gives ?#?WWE? The right to market my likeness on video games and action figures. I’ll be writing in more detail about this in the next week or so, but it would be fair to say that, despite strong sales, I have found the payoffs for the past two video games to be extremely weak – in the 25% range of what most talent was expecting.
Last year, the explanation had something to do with the video game company going bankrupt – a real shame for me, since I was heavily featured as three characters from the “Attitude” era, complete with voice work. I haven’t heard this year’s explanation yet, but, personally. I think the #WWE just wants to see if the talent will accept a far lower percentage than had previously been given. If so, it would probably be a good business move for #WWE, since very few current wrestlers are going to jeopardize their standing with the company by offering resistance – and most legends will probably come to feel like anything they get from merchandise is better than nothing.
As for me: until I hear a valid reason, I’m opting out.”
I can see where he is coming from on one hand, but on the other hand, as a fan, I want him to stick around. What do you think? Leave it in the comment area below.
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