Mick Foley On TNA Run: “I Wish It Was Longer”

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley joined Conrad Thompson on his podcast Foley is Pod to talk about his run with TNA in the late 2000s.

Foley wrestled for TNA between 2008 and 2011, winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Sting in 2009.

The former WWE Champion spoke about his run in TNA, saying he wished he “stuck around TNA three months longer”.

Mick Foley also claimed that he “could’ve had a good match” with Hulk Hogan, if they’d been put in the ring together for the first time.

“I just wish I’d stuck around TNA three months longer. There are two types of people in this world, people who admit it’s a big deal to be in the ring with Hogan and the type who pretend it isn’t, and it was a big deal.

“I got to cut I think two promos, and it’s pretty awe-inspiring to be standing face to face with him, and I think if I’d stayed, we could’ve had a good [match.]”

Mick Foley Wanted To Wrestle Hulk Hogan In TNA

The Hardcore Legend went on to talk about Hulk Hogan even more. He claimed that he “could never dislike Hogan”, due to the amount of Make-A-Wish kids he would visit backstage at shows.

When speaking about Hogan’s recent racism controversy, he called Hogan a “good man who made a mistake”.

“I know Hulk has made some mistakes. I could never dislike Hulk Hogan because I remember Shane Douglas telling me that every single day, Hulk would be backstage with those Make-A-Wish children and they had never been happier in their lives.

I was like, I don’t care if he doesn’t have a style, and yeah, I will use the Hulkster to get a laugh. But at the end of the day, I understand he used a racial [slur] and that’s really unfortunate.

Even then, I said I think he’s a good man who made a mistake, but I say that what Hulk did with those children in giving them one of the best moments of their lives repeatedly, in the same way John Cena does, that’s who Hulk Hogan is to me.

That guy, imperfect like we all are. Made a mistake and had his mistakes on video and audio, which is really unfortunate. But I wish I had stuck around [in TNA] to have a good match with Hulk. It was a really big deal, and when I got to know him more, I really liked him.”

Hulk Hogan rejoined WWE after apologising for his comments, while Mick Foley appears irregularly for WWE. He is currently signed to a legends deal, and hasn’t wrestled for over a decade.

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