WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley posted the following entry to his Facebook account, talking about finally ‘getting’ Rusev, saying he might have been too critical in the past.
In addition, Foley offers his thoughts on who he thinks should be the man to finally bring down the Bulgarian Brute:
Maybe I’ve been too rough on Rusev. Not that I’ve ever said or written anything about him. But in my mind, I think he’s always going to suffer by comparison to The Iron Shiek – a classic anti-American heel who thrived on crowd heat, and was part of an all-time classic brawl with Sgt Slaughter in MSG that had a young Mick Foley on his feet, chanting USA, USA.
But last night, I think I finally “got” Rusev. He showed himself to be a very capable, believable big man – going head to head with Big Show in a hard-hitting, entertaining match. But I sure was bamboozled by the ending. Having Marc Henry hit the ring for the DQ and team up with Show to leave Rusev laying seemed odd and anti-climactic. It also seemed to be decidedly pro bullying, with two larger men ganging up on one smaller man.
I’ll be watching to see if this goes somewhere. Certainly, last night’s scenario lends itself to potential conflict between Show and Henry – and also leaves the door open for a different American hero to conquer the foreign menace…even though I still think Jack Swagger is the right man for the task.
Let me know what you think.
Honky Tonk Man In WWE 2K15
WWE legend Honky Tonk Man recently made the following statement regarding his inclusion in the new WWE 2K15 video game:
The Greatest WWE Intercontinental Champion of All Time “The Honky Tonk Man” is set to return to the WWE Universe in WWE’s flagship video game; WWE 2K15. A statement from HTM on his inclusion in the game read “HTM was in one of the first WWE video games “WrestleMania” on the NES back in 1989 and now in 2014 it’s incredible to be part of each generation. I am thrilled and excited to be a part of WWE 2K15 which will let fans all over the world shake rattle and roll with generations of WWE Superstars. I can’t wait to see it! HTM” Steve Wilton (HTM Team) #WWE#WWE2K15