Mick Foley has responded to recent comments made by Ric Flair which were in response to Mick Foley’s recent criticism of the WWE product. Flair said:
“The problem I have is [Foley is] not there. Like, to me, Mick has become a Monday morning quarterback. He’s only observing what he’s watching on TV. Do you know what I mean? And I don’t think it’s fair to the company to be ostracized or scrutinized by someone that’s not there…[Foley]’s just saying ‘this can happen’, but if [he is] not there on top of it, watching it take place or unfold or come together, whatever the terminology would be, it’s just hard for me to understand how you sit back and critique it.”
Mick Foley has responded with the following on Facebook:
“BEING FAIR TO FLAIR
Based on the cavalcade of comments I received beginning with the words “Did you hear what Ric Flair said?”, I thought I would eventually have to respond. But there’s no story here. Ric’s criticism of me was mild at best; besides he’s Ric Flair. He’s pretty much earned the right to speak his mind about anything he wants in the wrestling world.
I had the right to criticize WWE, which I did…
Ric Flair had the right to criticize my criticism of WWE, which he did…
But when we get to a point where I start criticizing Ric Flair’s criticism of me criticizing the WWE, the whole thing starts to sound pretty silly, doesn’t it?
So let’s not go there.
Instead of addressing a situation that isn’t actually there, let me share a little Foley-Flair story with you: following the Natalya vs Charlotte WWE NXT match at NXT Takeover on May 29th, 2014 – the match I still consider to be THE game-changer in?#?WomensWrestling? in WWE – I spent several hours (more hours than any writing project I’ve done in the last three years) trying to express just how meaningful that match had been. I received a message from Charlotte telling me how much she appreciated my words, and I wrote back “You know, your dad and I might not agree on much…but we both believe in you.”