Mick Foley Not Happy With Eve Torres Name Calling
Foley initially played up the storyline on the micro-blogging site by saying Ryder should give Eve another chance. A follower of Foley's disagreed, writing, "Once a #Hoeski, always a #Hoeski." He responded by saying both Ryder and Cena should apologize to Eve for calling her that name.
"Sorry, @LizBDecker, but @ZackRyder should take @EveMarieTorres back AND apologize for calling her that name. @JohnCena should apologize too," Foley wrote. "It's important to be able to disagree without being disagreeable. @ZackRyder should just say #noski when it comes to using the word #hoeski."
Foley adds that WWE is sending a "mixed message" with the name-calling since it contradicts their anti-bullying campaign 'be a STAR' and Cena's motto to "Rise Above Hate."
"I wouldn't be so uneasy with the name-calling if not for Be a Star and @JohnCena rising above hate. Mixed message," he wrote in response to the following comment: "How does John Cena accusing Eve of being a skank and of being diseased fit with the Be a Star campaign?"
Foley continues, "I think @zackryder can come out of this looking good, but not if he gives into something as cheap and easy as name-calling."
He was also asked whether the storyline is a product of lazy writing or indicative of a blatant sexism problem within WWE.
"I really love what WWE is doing with it's anti-bullying campaign - but the 'hoeski' thing did strike me as the lazy way out," Foley responded.
This is not the first time where Foley has publicly taken a stand for female mistreatment on WWE programming as he took offense online to Triple H belittling ring announcer Lilian Garcia with a hurtful behind-the-scenes joke during a 2010 episode of Raw. He acknowledged then that speaking out against the WWE head may have cost himself professionally down the road, but vehemently felt he had to take a stand.