Mick Foley is a respected name in pro wrestling because of all of the success he had in the business and the damage he put his body through to achieve everything he has accomplished.
The WWE Hall of Famer still pays attention to today’s wrestling and recently discussed the state of the wrestling world while making an appearance on AEW’s Thunder Rosa’s TacosYouTube show.
He gave the example of Abdullah The Butcher and how the one thing that’s missing from wrestling today is heels who are not there to win matches but to hurt their opponents.
“The one thing I say sometimes it’s missing. And this is, I guess, a knock on Mr. McMahon. He wants every heel to look like they’re trying to win at every moment. That’s great for some people, but Abdullah The Butcher didn’t go for covers. He looked like he was there to end your life.
So sometimes what’s missing is that aspect that the babyface is not fighting for a win. He’s literally fighting for his life. I think that’s one of the things that’s missing there. It’s another one, you can’t overdo it. You can’t have five matches like that, but if you had one certifiable madman. I’d like to think that in my prime if I had a guy like Darby Allen. I’d be looking out and then there would be tears falling as people feared for his life.”
You can watch the entire interview by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 5:02 mark):
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