Source: Work of Wrestling
Mick Foley was interviewed recently by Tim Kail on The Work of Wrestling Podcast. Foley discussed progress in the Women's division, as well as his thoughts on Charlotte and Sasha Banks, specifically commenting on their WWE Women's Championship match on RAW . This was Foley's first interview since becoming the New Raw General Manager.
The hardcore legend later discussed his Facebook blog post regarding Sasha Banks' WWE Women's Championship victory on Raw.
"I'm working on an article right now that should be up in a few days. I'm trying to explain why her character (Sasha) resonates so deeply with me. So many great characters that make it on a large level, people see parts of themselves in that person. Great success comes when people have a legitimate reason to root because they feel like in a sense they are rooting for themselves.
Foley continued, "The victory in a way was a victory for the underdogs and people have been told they were not good enough, cool enough, strong enough"
Foley also praised Charlotte's performance in the Women's Championship match on Raw. Foley stated, "Charlotte's really found herself as this champion and has this ability/potential now to grow without the championship title. Some of her expressions in that title match were incredible"
Foley continued to praise Sasha and Charlotte's match on Monday Night Raw. Foley claimed, "It was epic story telling (Charlotte vs Sasha RAW). I think the battle for that championship will push them both and test the boundaries of the characters. It could be a rivalry for the ages. Foley also stated regarding the rivalry, "I think the growth of Charlotte as the champion and the confidence that came with that, we could be looking at a really epic rivalry. I know Sasha and Charlotte had an amazing rivalry in NXT but the rolls are reversed now."
"I made sure I reached out to Charlotte after the match and told her how proud I was with her growth every week as the champion. I touched on how now is the time to grow even more."
"She (Charlotte) needs to express that frustration. She looked really scary."
Later Foley spoke of a backstage story that proceeded the RAW Women's Championship match.
"There was this great moment where as soon as Sasha won, Big E was in the dressing room and said "Let's go". The 3 New Day members literally ran out of the dressing room. It was important for people backstage to share that moment with her (Sasha). It was bigger than anything I had ever seen."
"It was really powerful to see, which is why I've been working on this article for 4 days. I want to get it right. I want people to be moved by it the way I was."
You can read the full Facebook article Foley spoke of by clicking here.