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Mick Foley critical of WWE releasing SmackDown star

Mick Foley is high on AJ Francis, formerly known as Top Dolla, and has given his take on WWE’s decision to release him last month alongside the rest of Hit Row.

The WWE Hall of Famer talked about Top Dolla during a recent interview with Wrestling Inc where he noted that he thought Top Dolla was money as he was a big and powerful guy who had a bunch of charisma. He once asked Dolla if WWE had an issue with his lyrics and if WWE even knew he had an album out. He recalled how after Bruce Prichard overheard him talking to Shawn Michaels about this childhood dream he had to portray his Dude Love character, Prichard pitched it to Vince McMahon and he later did the gimmick.

Foley continued on by stating that he thinks if you have someone in developmental and looking for future stars, you should be at least aware of all the assets they bring to the table because if you don’t then you’re doing a disservice to the talent and the company.

Foley took to Twitter today to note that he thought the decision to release Top Dolla was baffling. He wrote: “The release of ⁦@AJFrancis410⁩ was particularly baffling to me: a mountain of a man, charisma for days, rapper, top tier promo guy, would have been a go to guy for media; potential crossover star. Baffling.”

Dolla reportedly had backstage heat that likely led to the company releasing the group.


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