Mick Foley Talks CM Punk Feud, His Relationship With Vince, Undertaker’s Streak & More

Future WWE Hall of Famer was interviewed by Inside The Ropes this week. Here are some highlights of what Foley said about:

Being A Comedy Character In WWE:

I’m gonna have to disagree with you there for a moment, I think the stuff I did with CM Punk was not comedy based at all. I thought that was probably the most effective way I could be used and can be used in future. If I Have a serious difference of opinion with somebody, you know I’ll never again have the physical threat of resolving my differences with someone in the ring but I think once a year, I’m good for a couple of good promos. In a way I didn’t think I would be until I did those promos with Punk.

His Program With CM Punk Ending So Soon:

Well again, you can’t really take it any further unless there’s gonna be a resolution in the ring. I was very happy, I think I had 3 big promos with punk and I really enjoyed it and believe me, I had a christmas book out at the time and I had to fight the urge to take the book out under my arm but I knew it wasn’t right for the promo. I enjoyed it and I look forward in the future to doing it once a year or so, in limited doses.

Why His Relationship With Vince McMahon Isn’t Great:

Well I think two thing happened. One, after I bowed out of the WrestleMania match with Vince in 2001, that’s kinda like the boy who cried wolf, you know, I said I would, I said I wouldn’t and then I didn’t do it. In 2001, I was convinced I’d never have another match again. Obviously that was kinda dumb because I’ve had many matches since then with most of them not being anywhere near that level of magnitude. I could’ve made a lot of money and I don’t think I would’ve hurt the relationship.

Then once I became the guy that almost left, then did leave, let me put it this way, I still don’t feel like I can go into Vince’s office and take free food. I just don’t feel like I can do that anymore. For 3 years, I knew that whenever Vince went to the broadcast booth it was my time to have a fillet or 3 or more.

The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Undefeated Streak:

I just think going 20-0 is the way to end the streak. I think he ended at an amazing last match, the number 20 has an allure and an appeal that numbers 21 22, 23 and 24 don’t and at this point I don’t know if there’s that opponent. He’s basically had all the matches, he’s had all the payoffs to the matches with history. The one guy that could get people interested is Punk.

To hear the full chat where Mick talks about his favorite young talent in WWE, his comedy career, the Paul Bearer heel turn, his Hall of Fame induction and much more head over to http://www.facebook.com/theinsidenetwork.

  • 5er

    Punk? maybe. But I’m think either Lesnar or a heel Cena would be a bigger draw.
    20-0 does have a nice ring to it.

  • GMpunk

    Undertaker vs Sting would certainly get me interested! The two have never faced off in their iconic careers. It’s the ultimate dream match.

    • fatneal

      honestly if somehow they can make that happen it would be epic…even if taker is never seen again and then 3 years from now a heel sting pops up in wwe and suddenly a healed taker shows up…it would be like printing money

      • GMpunk

        Undertaker could be announcing his retirement, saying he’s beaten everyone in this business.. then Sting walks out…

        • D1STURB3D

          Totally agree with you guys in away, as in taker sting could possably be a great match specially at WM.But in saying that it think 20-0 is a great way to end it, he has nothing to prove and his body is really telling him it’s time as well.last thing I would want is him to come back this year or years to come and due to health just. It be able to do what he use to.htoughts.??

          • GMpunk

            I agree that Taker has nothing to prove but what I adore about the man is he wrestles like he does. Every year he goes all out at Wrestlemania for us. In my opinion he’s gotten better with age since his match at Wrestlemabia 24 his matches have been the best on the card and Sting is a guy who he’s never gone against. Both men are two of the best of all time regardless.

          • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

            …and I totally agree with you too, another intelligent UT fan. :-) Your comment is very, very well said.

            Ironically, Sting was my first favorite wrestler UNTIL I saw the Undertaker make his entrance on a RAW in November 1997… after that there was no looking back! :-)

            Sting I liked mostly for his looks and aura that had been built up around him (his silence, big feud w/ the nWo, etc.), but has Taker the look, the aura, AND I think overall better technical wrestling skills. He’s been as hard-working as anybody in the business, ever.

          • http://twitter.com/MissyH316 MissyH316

            I totally agree! Glad to see some intelligent UT fans on here! :-)

  • Reality

    Another great star praises Punk. Yet the same stupid people won’t acknowledge his greatness