WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley continues to speak on the introduction of the WWE 24/7 Title. Despite the backlash from fans about the title and how the rules of the championship do not add up, Foley thinks the future of the title is still bright.
Foley unveiled the 24/7 Championship on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Albany, NY at the Times Union Center on the USA Network. Wrestlers from the entire WWE roster are eligible to challenge for it including talent from Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT, and NXT UK.
The pro wrestling legend recently made an appearance on Busted Open Radio where he talked about how the fans wanted it to be the Hardcore Title and when it wasn’t that was part of the issue.
“The title design was the least of the issues. No matter what I pulled out, unless it was the old Hardcore Title, was going to be met with disinterest. It’s still kind of frustrating — not just frustrating, but terrifying — when they’re not buying what you’re selling. I look back and I would have changed so many things. I wouldn’t have come out with real serious intent when it’s going to be a humorous belt,” stated Foley. “I do believe that it’s going to catch on.
I think it’s going to be fun. The truth is, we can’t do the things we used to do with the Hardcore Title. If you call it the Hardcore Title and the emphasis is on the imagination and fun and bringing guys into the mix, the Hardcore Title is going to hurt that. We’re gonna hear from people who are not happy with it, but we hear from them all the time anyway. I think it’s going to be fun. And fun has been missing from WWE programming.”
H/T to Fightful for the transcription