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Dot Net Exclusive: Another legend leaving WWE?
Aug 5, 2008 - 12:45 PM


Mick Foley's latest run with WWE could conclude at Summer Slam. His contract is set to expire soon and he's uncertain whether he wants to move forward with his role as a Smackdown color commentator. There are some lingering bad feelings that stem from Vince McMahon coming down hard on Foley while producing him through the headsets one week back when Foley was still working with Michael Cole. Foley was so bothered by what McMahon said to him over the headsets that he called him later that night to discuss the situation.

Although the buzz is that Vince has toned things down while producing Foley since then, Mick is still bothered by the way he and other announcers have been produced. The ball is in Foley's court in the sense that WWE wants him to re-sign, but he wants to know that he'll have fun doing the job and won't have to put up with Vince's maniacal rants. Foley is expected to appear at Summer Slam in some capacity. That show is viewed as a possible end date for Foley if he chooses not to re-sign with the company.

Powell's POV: There is a chance Foley won't appear on television this week so that he can sell the angle he did with Edge that aired on Friday's Smackdown. However, the Edge angle was not written with a possible blowoff in mind or to get him off television, and there is still a chance that he could appear on the show this week. A well-placed source said Foley will be at Summer Slam in some capacity, yet put the odds of him appearing beyond that show at 50-50.

Vince is notoriously tough on his broadcasters and the feeling is that Foley was never exposed to that side of his personality during his wrestling days. Foley is known as a sensitive guy and he took Vince's harsh words personally. He's saved his money over the years and the feeling is that he'll walk away if he doesn't feel like he's in a positive work environment.

Dot Net members received the first look at this news yesterday. They currently have access to Jason Powell's audio commentary on the Mick Foley and Ric Flair situations, as well as an audio review of Monday's WWE Raw. For signup information, check out the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.

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