The following is an excerpt from Mick Foley’s debut blog on TNAWrestling.com, the official website for TNA:
Hello everybody, and welcome to this first historic edition of "The Foley Files". I will do my besat to make this a weekly web log, and will hopefully do my best as well to do something about my personal dislike for the word "blog". Yes, I know it’s the universally accepted word for these things, but using it just kind of makes me feel like I’ve somehow caved in to modern technology. It’s bad enough that I’m actually typing this at a computer keyboard, as opposed to my time honored pen and notebook method…but I will do my very best to fight off the modern vernacular for as long as I can.
Let me make one thing clear from the start, as I embark on this web log journey. Some of you may have heard that I have a new book on the horizon – even if, with a publication date of September 2010, it seems to be WAY off on the horizon. I am largely done with the writing of the book, (with the exception of two really important chapters that I will need to finish before the holidays) and am proud to say that, to this point, all of it was done with pen and paper. That’s it – just wanted to quash the rumor going around (perpetuated by JB on Impact) that I was typing it on a computer.
A few years ago, I did a weekly web log for WWE. Most of the time, it felt like a pain in the neck, scribbling away late in the night, trying to beat my deadline. But there were other times when I really felt good about what I wrote, like I was making a difference by having my perspective heard on important issues, whether they were wrestling issues or not. Alot of fans know that I have a variety of interests outside of wrestling. Some fans care about these issues, and some don’t..which is fine. It just means that some fans will want to read the occasional web log that is not about wrestling…and some won’t. For example, a couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to be involved in a segment on "The Daily Show", where I stuck up for a young boy who was being teased in school for taking a stand on the gay rights issue. I was thrilled to do it,but realized that I had never actually spoken or written about my own personal feelings on that very issue. So I’m going to do just that in a few weeks. Maybe not everyone will agree with me, but at least I’ll feel like I’m contributing to the conversation.
Of course, there will be plenty of wrestling news to talk about, especially with the imminent TNA arrival of Hulk Hogan. I’ve been pretty outspoken on the show about the Hulkster, but his debut will most certainly have people talking, and I have to think that having an icon like Hulk – literally one of the world’s most recognizable people – is going to be a positive for TNA and the wrestling world in general. Whether or not his arrival is good for me personally, however, remains to be seen.
Speaking of that book "Countdown to Lockdown" that is off on the horizon…I may have actually written too much. No author wants to get rid of something he’s worked hard on, even if getting rid of it is what is best for the book. So, I came up with the idea of taking some of these "Countdown" extras and offering them to wrestling fans on my web log. So check in with me every now and then on tnawrestling.com to see if there is a "Countdown" bonus. With the holidays almost upon us, I hope you enjoy the first of these little extras. Thanks for watching "Impact" every Thursday, and thanks for checking out this initial edition of "The Foley Files". Have a nice day.
Check out the complete blog at this link.