Mick Foley was recently interviewed by the UK’s Sun. In the interview Mick covered a lot of ground including his turning down a proposal by TNA to turn heel(bad guy).
“This is breaking news, and maybe I’ll get in trouble for this, but TNA had discussed me doing a big heel turn.
“But with this anti-bullying campaign we’re doing and coming off an award for reasonableness I was given by Jon Stewart, it just didn’t seem right.
“To be hitting people with my reasonableness award on TV would be funny, I could have done a couple of weeks of good television.
“But in the bigger picture — and I think TNA has got to start looking at the bigger picture more often — I could be a lot more effective as somebody who goes out there and talks about serious issues.”
Mick has every right to make this decision as I believe he has a creative control clause in his contract. In my personal opinion his reasoning is flawed. I don’t believe there are many “It’s still real to me” people around today, and playing the bad guy would not take away from his personal life and his image he wants to portray. Arnold Schwarzenegger played the Terminator, I doubt very few people believed he was really a robot. I’m sure if he was an unreasonable heel people would still think he was a reasonable guy.
For more from Mick including his thought’s on his match with Ric flair, chair shots, his match with the Rock, the lack of action in TNA and more check out the link above.