Mick and Dewey Foley Shoot On WWE’s Booking of Bryan
Mick Foley expanded on his Twitter comments with a blog about Daniel Bryan being left out of the Royal Rumble match:
HEY WWE….WHAT THE F?
Yes, I’m going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow. I had every intention of putting a brick through my TV tonight, after seeing that Daniel Bryan was not even entered in the Royal Rumble match, let alone going to win the thing. But, upon seeing their dad with a brick in his hand, my younger children got a little bit scared, thinking their dad had lost his mind. A rather spirited debate about the wisdom of following through on the promise to put a brick through my TV ensued with my wife – and, as is usually the case in marital debates, I, being the husband, did not emerge victorious. Honestly, the points she made about mercury and glass fragments everywhere were pretty good ones.
But I’m still going to put a brick through my TV. It’s just going to have to wait until tomorrow – when the kids are in school, and I can take the TV outside the house for the actual throwing of the brick. Granted, it’s not nearly as dramatic as doing it live, right after the Rumble, but at least I will be keeping my word.
As I mentioned on Twitter, I’ve never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV. Like many of you out there, I just don’t get it. This Daniel Bryan thing is a phenomenon. You get it. I get it. The fans in Pittsburgh (yes, I was thinking of writing “RIGHT TH…but I’m just not in a cheap pop mood) got it. But tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that be are just not going to get it. And that makes me sad. I’m just honestly sad, just flat out fucking sad (yes, I dropped an F-bomb there to emphasize how F’ing sad I am for the guys who bust their butts night in and night out – Ziggler, Punk, Bryan, etc – with no hope of getting their shot at this year’s Mania.
You know who else I’m sad for? Me. In my two years as an official WWE Ambassador, I never once had to lie about my enthusiasm for the company or the product. Now, although I am no longer officially an Ambassador for WWE (believe it or not, my only official role in WWE is as GM for Saturday Morning Slam, a contract that ends in one month) I was till looking forward to being part of the biggest event of the year. I’ll probably end up going anyway. But I’m about 1/6th as excited about it as I was just a few hours ago. I wanted so badly to hear 75,000 WWE fans chanting “YES” – and seeing fans walk away absolutely ecstatic about the outcome of a PPV for the first time in a while…a long while. But when given the chance to make it happen (unless they’ve got something MAJOR up their sleeve) WWE’s answer tonight was a resounding “NO, NO, NO”.
His son Dewey was even more angry, writing the following:
“Sorry people who know much about wrestling, but this company right now is in some serious s–t. This is really bad for their company because one or two individuals truly believe that their opinions reign much higher over the millions and millions of people who watch their show religiously on a weekly basis. It’s such a horrible feeling obviously because it hits close to home. You have these guys who work their asses off 320+ days a year, who barely see their loved ones, and they get completely disrespected and disregarded because Triple f–king H thinks they’re ‘too small’ or not star material.
“My dad made your ass, and people told my dad all his life that he would amount to nothing. So Triple H should know from experience that the people that work their asses off and that are told that they are worthless, are the ones that make the company the best it can be. Without my dad, Triple H is just a mid-carder. My dad went out of his way to make sure that he turned Triple H into the intimidating, scary, cerebral assassin, son of a b—h that he has become. So it’s about time that people who deserve to be the best are given the opportunity to show it. WWE is a f–king dictatorship and it is just truly a shame.”
I gave my own twist on the whole situation in a quick blog, suggesting WWE could book their own Occupy style movement for Daniel Bryan.
Who Returned At The Royal Rumble
Out of all the rumored non-contracted names to be surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble match, Kevin Nash was the only one that showed up. During the match Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler also made their in-ring returns.
A new face to show up was NXT star Alexander Rusev, who has been working the main roster house shows for some time.
Big Praise For Roman Reigns
Though he didn’t win, Roman Reigns has universally been tipped as the star of the match.
“Roman Reigns #MVP of #WWE #RoyalRumble. Helluva babyface run coming for this kid down the road.”
“Proud of my cousin @WWERomanReigns dominant ring performance tonight. Stay humble & hungry fam. #FutureWWEChamp #RoyalRumble”
“He came close. I still expect BIG things from Roman Reigns. #RoyalRumble. I really enjoyed a lot about that #RoyalRumble. I see Roman Reigns as a future headliner in #WWE. #DigIt””
Batista Flips Off Fans
Batista was either working heel or legitimately got upset with the crowd boos, because at the end of the event he was flipping off fans on the ramp way.