FightFans / Wrestling News / What Mick Foley told Vince McMahon before leaving WWE in 2008

What Mick Foley told Vince McMahon before leaving WWE in 2008

Last updated

Mick Foley has wrestled for a number of different companies throughout his career. The wrestling veteran however, is best known for his work in the Vince McMahon-owned promotion. Even the Hall of Famer recognizes the importance of WWE and McMahon for his career. This is why he got emotional while leaving the company to join TNA in 2008.

The Hardcore legend talked about his WWE departure in 2008 on Foley Is Pod (H/t Postwrestling). He revealed that after the word got out, Johnny Ace called him and told him that no bridges were burned. Foley then called up Vince McMahon with tears in his eyes:

“I called up Vince and I really had tears in my eyes. I went downstairs in the basement and I said, ’˜Vince, I just want you to know you’re one of the most important men’¦ most important people in my entire life’”

Mick Foley told Vince McMahon that he was on the level of presidents. The former WWE chairman told Foley that he appreciated the sentiment:

“I always told him I consider him to be on the level of Presidents. ’˜Oh, I appreciate that Mick’ and then we didn’t talk for another year-and-a-half. But I was off and embarking on a new adventure.”

Written by
Martin MacDonald