Mick Foley Talks Extensively About His TNA Departure

Nick Paglino

Mick FoleyIn a brand new blog, Mick Foley wrote extensively about his departure from TNA, or Impact Wrestling. He admits where he may have been a problem for the company, but also describes the frustration he felt working there.

On the subject of being "difficult to work with," Foley confessed: "I think it’s always a good idea to try see problems from other people’s points of view. I mentioned on Twitter a few days ago that I pushed hard for changes I thought would be beneficial to Impact, and as a result, was thought to be "difficult to work with." You know, after a few days of serious thinking, I can really see how that "difficult" label could indeed apply to me. I was incredibly critical of the company on Jeff Katz’s "Geek Week" last November, did an interview with the opposition to support my book, forgot to mention the company I worked for on several interviews, took part in a handful of interviews that I was asked politely not to by the company that employed me, and lastly, sent out a fairly immature and hurtful tweet comparing my Empty Arena match with the Rock in 1999 to Impact house shows – in terms of attendance. If not for Congessman Weiner’s boner shot, my "empty arena" crack may have been the most ill-thought and costly tweet of the month."

In regards to asking for his release: "It began as an a legitimate offer to Terry Taylor to help trim the Impact roster of some expensive fat. I had some genuine differences creatively with Impact, and honestly didn’t think the company should have to continue to pay good money to someone who had lost faith ion the product. At the time, it seemed like a pretty fair offer. But at the point we agreed to forge ahead with me as the Network rep, I should have just shut up and done the best I could in the role, at least until the Destination X show was over – at which point my departure could have become an interesting part of the show. I regret that an initial offer made in the company’s best interest became a request and maybe even a demand in my own self-interest – or at least what I thought was my own self-interest.. until I realized I didn’t get to go to Universal or to the mailbox anymore."

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