This has never crossed my mind before, but don't you think Mick Foley would make an excellent writer for WWE shows? He's a genuinely good storyteller, getting rave reviews for his autobiographies and getting anywhere from good to excellent reviews for his new fictional novel. He obviously has an in-depth understanding of putting together compelling matches as a veteran. He's also a very naturally funny guy but knows the right time for humor and the right time to keep things serious. There is no doubt in my mind that he wouldn't excel heading the writing team, although questions remain:
Does he have any interest in writing wrestling television?
Would he have the same problems that Paul Heyman had - butting heads with Vince and eventually being demoted because of it?
I think he would make an excellent writer -- he not only has a sense of character, but also history, continuity and the crazy notion that fans want to get their money's worth.
I believe he's said that's something he'd been approached for years ago (probably around the time he became commissioner) but declined. I think the fact that he doesn't like playing politics would probably stop him from doing it, though. Not to mention that those writers have to be at McMahon's beck and call (if we believe what Russo has said anyways), something a family man like Foley probably wouldn't fancy.
Anyways, it's a great idea in theory.
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I don't think he'd be that great, actually. Let him stick to what he IS good at - writing novels and autobiographies. Even then, those who've taken the time to read Tietam Brown know that he doesn't have a consistent style.
None of us can speak for his ability to write television, which is far more difficult than the average wrestling fan thinks it is, but I wouldn't be interested in seeing that. I'd rather wait until he comes back to wrestle part-time next year.
Has Jeff Hardy proven that he's able to stay out of trouble for 30 months? I think we'll be getting another "Jeff Hardy goes to jail" thread in the next year or so. I don't know why anybody's surprised at a light 10 day penalty.