Mick Foley Talks Extensively About His TNA Departure

Nick Paglino

On leaving TNA, and his feelings towards TNA President Dixie Carter: "I think I did become disagreeable there for a few days, and ultimately, the manner in which I departed was not good for anybody involved – me, TNA, the wrestlers, or the fans. I am especially sorry that some of the things I did or said hurt Dixie Carter personally. While some of the criticisms leveled at TNA/Impact by me or others are valid, I think it’s been very helpful for me to step back and visualize the landscape of the wrestling business without the faith and vision of that one specific person. Because, make no mistake about it, without Dixie’s leap of faith several years ago, Impact does not exist. 100′s of incredibly talented wrestlers wrestlers would not have had the chance to show what they could do on a national stage. Dozens of others, myself included, would not have been able to enjoy second chances, last chances, or have the luxury or making choices, had Dixie chosen not to invest her time, passion and money into the complicated, frustrating world of pro-wrestling/sports entertainment. For me, personally, the opportunity at TNA/Impact afforded me the chance to enjoy almost three great years with my family, while being able to explore other passions, like my work with RAINN – even while my passion for wrestling was fading."

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