Mick Foley Rips Royal Rumble: ‘Does WWE Hate Their Audience?’

Mick Foley Rips Royal Rumble: 'Does WWE Hate Their Audience?'

Mick Foley said Sunday’s Royal Rumble results made his so angry that he wanted to put a brick through his television, and prompted the WWE legend to publicly rip the event and the league on Facebook.

Foley posted a long message after the results of Sunday’s Royal Rumble, one of the marquee events for WWE. He wrote that the league’s decision not to enter wrestler Daniel Bryan in the Royal Rumble match left him confused and angry, but more than anything, disappointed for WWE fans who paid to watch the event.

“This Daniel Bryan thing is a phenomenon,” Foley wrote on Facebook. “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 f***ing 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.”

The Royal Rumble came to a not-too-surprising conclusion with the Animal, Batista, winning the 30-man battle royal.

But the ending didn’t sit right with Mick Foley, who wrote that the Royal Rumble results left him feeling disenchanted with the league that made his career.

“You know who else I’m sad for? Me,” he wrote. “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.”

But after ripping the Royal Rumble results and taking on the league in the process, WWE officials might not be too happy to see Mick Foley at Wrestlemania.