Back in July of 2016, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley was announced as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw by Commissioner Stephanie McMahon. Foley’s stint as Raw GM lasted for several months before he was fired and written off WWE TV. At the time, Foley required hip surgery and needed to be written off WWE programming.
Soon after, it was announced that Hall Of Famer Kurt Angle would serve as Foley’s replacement. Foley recently did an interview on the “Not Sam Wrestling” podcast to talk about his experience as Raw GM. He admitted that he sometimes struggled with the role, and was surprised by the negative comments he’d receive from fans on social media:
“It was a tough job, and the strange thing about it was the unparalleled negativity from the fan base on social media, who apparently thought WWE really allowed a 53-year-old with a fanny pack to run a billion-dollar corporation,” Foley said.
“Most of the comments will be negative, and I did have some say in certain instances, and part of that job was to see which battles to fight and why. There would be times when I would talk to Mr. McMahon and say that I would like to handle this on my own.
“I had some words, and how I say something is more important than what I say. If I had left six or seven lasting impressions in the eight-month span then that is a pretty good track record.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions