Mick Foley discusses some of the growing pains he feels All Elite Wrestling is going through in their infancy.
Mick Foley is a former three-time WWE Champion, a former TNA Wrestling World Champion, and a veteran of the old territorial system of wrestling. Mick Foley feels that it is the territory system and the ability to make mistakes in wrestling on TV in front of a smaller scale audience that is leading to some of the hiccups suffered by AEW early on.
Sill, Mick Foley would tell ESPR Radio that he's hoping for the best for All Elite Wrestling and is happy that the TNT network is showing confidence in their ratings.
“I don't DVR as much as I used to, but I do keep up with it. I watch clips if there's a great promo. I don't watch as many matches,” Foley began. “I know there was some growing pains where when you're taking guys who've never worked for a major company. The only thing they know is to go full tilt,'get your flip,' you know, which, every night you have to get over with a different crowd. So they're getting they're flying in there trying to get all their spots in and that's not necessarily conducive for the best two-hour TV show. I think they kind of had a rein some of these guys in and they're learning. One of the benefits I had is that I was in the territories. I did Memphis and I did World Class, [and] did Continental before I got my break with WCW. So I'd made a lot of my mistakes in front of the smaller organizations, smaller viewerships. These guys are going on there and that, you know, the spotlight's on them and sometimes you can see them learning as they go. But I think the level of talent is exceptional. They know where they want to go. The Khan family is in it for the long haul. They've got the funding. And I think it's been a success in that TNT is really happy with the ratings, so, I wish everybody the best.”
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