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Foley On Rumble Appearance, Working A WrestleMania Match, Rating For Last Week’s SmackDown, Ziggler, The Rock Appearance Confirmed, More

January 31, 2012   ·   0 Comments

Mick Foley appeared on Wrestling Voice Radio with Duane Doogan. Highlights from the interview are as follows:

His performance at the Royal Rumble: “I don’t think it was until I got back to the hotel that I realized, just how many things had gone on in the little time I was out there, maybe four or five minutes but even in those four minutes, you got that entrance, that’s what I was most nervous about, ‘How the heck am I going to run out to the ring?’, the interaction with great young wrestlers like Primo and the thing with Ricardo (Rodriguez) that I thought was really funny, the stuff with Santino and the stuff with Miz and Cody (Rhodes) who were both the work horses of the Royal Rumble, so when I put it all together I realize ‘wow, there was a lot going on in that time period’, and I was minutes away from sucking all the oxygen out of the building so whoever won the Rumble would be doing so in front of an unconscious crowd.”

The possibility of wrestling someone like Cody Rhodes or Dolph Ziggler at WrestleMania: “It would be nice if the people who made those decisions thought I was capable of that, I really would have to be in good shape and I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it, I’m not gonna say I’ll never do a match again but if people want to see me and Santino as a tag team or me and Zack Ryder as a tag team at a pay-per-view I would at least think about it because I think people would enjoy it and it wouldn’t carry the pressure.

“I’m not (wrestling a big match) but I’d like to be in shape for it and hope that it would be something that could really add to a long-term angle or help one of those moments that gets people to the next level, I don’t think it’s the great matches so much as the personal issue that reaches a conclusion in a match that helps somebody get to that level and I think I could a nice step for somebody.”

The full audio interview is available here.

— Before tonight’s Raw SuperShow, Dolph Ziggler demanded that WWE.com’s video crew follow him as he confronted WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations and Raw Interim General Manager John Laurinaitis to demand a WWE Championship rematch against CM Punk. “Mr. Excitement,” however, said he will instead face Randy Orton on tonight’s show.

Video of the backstage confrontation is available here.

— The pre-Rumble episode of WWE SmackDown on Syfy garnered a 2.11 cable rating, down from 2.14 the week before.

The program averaged 3.141 million viewers over the course of two hours, down six percent compared to 3.32 million viewers the week before.

Carl Dantes sent word that Ted Nugent and Jim Ross are some of the names who will be appearing on Shawn Michaels’ MacMillan River Adventures show when the new season begins this summer.

– WWE will announce their fourth quarter 2011 and full 2011 earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. Vince McMahon and other WWE management will host a conference call with investors at 11am EST.

– WWE confirmed on RAW tonight that World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan will defend his belt in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber. His opponents will be announced on Friday’s SmackDown.

– A local ad during tonight’s RAW confirmed that The Rock will be appearing at the March 5th show from John Cena’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts.

 

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