Hardcore Legend Mick Foley discussed the 20th anniversary of Randy Orton’s debut in WWE with Renee Paquette & Miesha Tate on Sirius XM’s Throwing Down.
During the discussion, he disclosed that he had a one-time argument with former WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman about women’s pay in WWE.
“As long as I’ve known Jonathan Coachman, I only had one argument,” Foley said. “That was when he was maligning the good name of Stacy Keibler. Stacy didn’t want to come back [to WWE] , she wanted to do other things. So I cut what we in the trade call a promo on Coach about how unlike those guys, the women didn’t have their travel paid, they didn’t get their rental cars or hotels paid for.
“They were expected to be great ambassadors of the company. They were expected to look good at all times, traveling the globe. And in the end, after taxes, they’re not making – I just didn’t think it was in keeping with a Superstar should be making.”
Mick Foley’s Tweet
A few days ago, Mick Foley tweeted to Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler of FTR, after it was reported that Bret Hart had signed with WWE, following speculated interest from AEW. Foley posted:
Dear @DaxFTR and @CashWheelerFTR – can you guys start mentioning me on here and tag Vince McMahon in? Thanks, Mick.
“First of all, feel free to spread rumors about AEW being really interested in me. Dax and Wheeler are talking it up.” Mick joked. “It worked out so well for Bret. I think there’s a handful of guys they don’t want to see in enemy territory. They’ve taken on some major losses, so I thought, ‘hey, I may as well dangle my line out there and see if I can land one of those quiet, lucrative deals.”
The Hardcore Legend Mick Foley Reveals Context Of His Argument With Jonathan Coachman showed a lot of praise for William Regal too, who has been working with AEW in his role as the manager of their Blackpool Combat Club. He was surprised that WWE let him go.
“He was such a great talent – still remains a great talent,” Foley said. “When I saw that he was gone from NXT, man, that was a head-scratcher, for sure.”