Monday Night Raw is on a collision course to be the best of the two brands in their current brand split. While the WWE Draft wasn’t the most even draft they’ve held, there is star power on both brands. On WWE Raw, they kept Seth Rollins, Finn Balor, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Roman Reigns and much more. WWE Smackdown secured Dean Ambrose, AJ Styles, John Cena, Randy Orton, American Alpha and a lot of good young talent.
That’s just the list of talent starring on each show. Both brands received good management. Beginning with WWE Smackdown, Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan are at the helm. Their motto is how the show is about the fans, wrestlers and show itself. They aren’t about to lead a brand that is about themselves. Bryan and McMahon are babyfaces as well. The gimmick just wouldn’t make sense. Smackdown Live is all about who was just mentioned.
As for Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon was chosen to represent the brand as their commissioner. Vince McMahon picked his daughter to run the red brand in hopes of keeping the flagship show of the WWE on top for much longer. So far, they are doing just that. Last week in Pittsburgh, Finn Balor became the number one contender for the WWE Universal title and Sasha Banks won the Women’s championship against Charlotte.
One week prior to the WWE Draft, Mick Foley was surprisingly announced as the General Manager of Monday Night Raw. It came as a huge shock to everyone. He wasn’t even working with the WWE aside from his WWE Network show, Holey Foley. So, why would Foley come on as the GM of Raw? According to a report by Ringside News, the WWE Network show is the reason why.
“As seen a couple weeks back on WWE programming, Mick Foley was brought back to the company on a full-time bases to work as the General Manager of RAW.
“It’s being said that one of the reasons WWE brought Foley back to weekly WWE programming was so that he could help promote his WWE Network Series, Holey Foley.”
In an earlier report by the Inquisitr, crews were at the WWE Performance Center, as well as the facilities to help film scenes for the program. Noelle Foley is very popular on social media, who has appeared on WWE programming before. It will highlight her life and interest in becoming a WWE woman’s wrestler. The show debuts after SummerSlam and presumably won’t disappoint. It’s hard to see a TV show with Foley not doing well.
His contributions to the WWE are nearly unmatched. After retiring from in-ring competition due to nagging injuries and not being physically fit to do so, Foley has revolutionized his character and career in the company. In an on-screen role from time-to-time, Mick Foley had one of the most superb segments in recent memory when he hyped the Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins Hell in a Cell match within the last couple of years.
Right after Sasha Banks’ title win over Charlotte last week, Mick Foley went out of his way to highlight the scene in the back as Triple H and Banks embraced in happiness.
His very long post is just one way that he contributes to the business, simply because his words carry very far in the industry. Mick Foley is easily one of the more respected men in the WWE, if not in all of pro wrestling. WWE TV is lucky to have the Hardcore Legend on TV every week. Hopefully it will continue.
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