The following is an excerpt from a new blog by wrestling legend Mick Foley:
Several weeks ago, I wrote a piece called “A Serious Attempt at Comedy”, where I essentially begged (well, maybe not begged; but I did ask really, really nicely) fans who liked me as a wrestler to help me out a little, and offer the Hardcore Legend (me, HCL for short for the rest of this piece) a little support and the benefit of the doubt when it came to this serious attempt at comedy.
Well, brother (I love that word, and, no, the Hulkster didn’t invent it, and doesn’t have dibs on it) you guys came through with shining colors. That Brokerage show on August 24th that I asked for support on? We sold that SOB out, and had an amazing atmosphere, full of people ready to laugh and have fun – you can catch clips from that show RIGHT here on RealMickFoley.com. That UK tour? We sold three of those SOB’s (Glasgow, London, Manchester) out on the FIRST day of sales. Nottingham just sold out, Newcastle is going to be close to full, and my shows in Cork and Limerick, Ireland are looking good. Thank you so much to everyone who has bought a ticket, watched a clip, tweeted, texted, told a friend or in any way unbeknownst to me helped spread the word…
But brother, the HCL needs your help again. I’ve got several shows coming up in the next couple weeks (check my website for listings, and ticket info) and while all of the shows are special in their own way, I have two that I’d like you to really help me out with. My October 5th show in Charlotte, NC at the Charlotte Comedy Zone is a fund-raiser for Shane “Hurricane” Helms, who was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident several months ago. I originally saw this as a way for the wrestling community to help out one of our own during a time of need. But a few weeks ago, Shane told me that he would like to take whatever money is raised and use it to produce an effective Public Service Announcement, which will likely help others avoid the pain and suffering, and loss of income that Shane had had to endure. He admitted that having his livelihood taken away from him has been, and will continue to be a financial strain, but really felt strongly about using whatever funds were raised to help others.
Check out the complete blog online at MickFoley.ThisIsWrestling.com.