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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley continued to express his frustration with the WWE product on the latest Steve Austin Show, explaining why he’s close to tuning out and sharing his suggestions for how the WWE could turn things around.
One of Foley’s biggest complaints came from the treatment of former NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. He urged Vince McMahon to let Banks “do her thing”:
“I’m going to make a plea to Mr. McMahon here: let her do her thing! She’s kind of symbolic to me of things that are good about wrestling,” Foley said. “She’s like this kid living a dream. She [has] got this character that works and I think she’s being messed with. If you have someone who’s there, who’s firing on all cylinders, and I’m saying to Vince, this is probably going to get her more heat, just leave her alone! Let her do her thing! You’re 70 [years old], Vince! She’s 23 [years old]. You don’t speak for everybody out there. Just because you don’t get it, [it] doesn’t mean it’s not there to be gotten! When you have people chanting ‘we want Sasha!’, it’s not without reason. Please, Mr. McMahon. Please leave her alone! Let her do her thing. If they want her, give her to them! Let her do the thing. We’re looking for future faces of the company and here’s one of them. Part of the reason I threatened to stop watching [WWE] is that makes me sad. It makes me sad to see someone work so hard, who’s there, and is being led in different directions.”
Transcript courtesy of Wrestling Inc.
In the interview, Foley also discusses the dangers of Stephanie McMahon‘s heel persona conflicting with her charitable actions in real life. To hear it all, listen to the full podcast on PodcastOne.com.