In a recent episode of his Foley Is Pod podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley discussed several topics, including why he did not appear as part of the recent WWE RAW 30th Anniversary Show.

“I’m involved to some extent with this show on WWE, I’ve spent more time in Connecticut, not necessarily at WWE Headquarters, but right up the road, working with WWE personnel on a show I’m really proud of. I’m really proud of this, but there’s an extravagant amount of travelling, because I have to travel to where the talent is available when they are available, so it’s not like logistically a loop is being set up. If I can visit the milk truck in Modesto, California, I’ve got to go out and see that milk truck when Kurt Angle is available right. Bill Goldberg, he’s got a lot of things on his plate, so I’ve got to go out to Kansas when Bill’s available, not because he lives there, but because that’s where our collector is, so just for example, there was one three-day stretch where I went from Florida to Modesto, California, Modesto to Boston, Boston to Hutchinson, Kansas, which is not a direct flight and then, back to Florida, so you’re literally putting like 30 flying hours together by the time you’re done.

The 30th Anniversary of RAW, like every anniversary, falls in that third week of January, where they have to me, their second biggest show of the year to promote, you know going in that there’s only room for three speaking roles, and everyone else is in the poker game, so that’s a long way to go when you’ve been on the road for 25 days, or whatever the case is and you just want to see your family. Besides that point, I did say to John Cone, we’ve got the show to promote and the 25th Anniversary of Hell in a Cell.

The last time I was on WWE programming was over 2 years ago for The Undertaker tribute and the last time I had a speaking role was a year before that, so it’s my first time in 3 years, I just feel like there’s more of a contribution I could make if it comes to helping promote the show or something that perhaps The Undertaker and I can do together to honor the 25th Anniversary of the Cell match. All that went into the decision-making process, and I came up with the idea that it would be better for me to be at home for that particular show.”

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