Mike Jones of DC 101 interviewed WWE RAW General Manager Mick Foley about the Survivor Series on Sunday. Lots of great things to discuss there. You can listen to the full interview in the player below, they sent us these highlights:
Survivor Series has huge implications this year:
"Survivor Series was the one big PPV that has struggled to remain relevant. All of a sudden, this year with this format, man, the 5 on 5 matches take on an entirely new meaning. They're not just random teams thrown together, this is a battle for domination. When people ask me if this rivalry is real, I'm like, if you don't think this is real, you don't know the McMahon children. It's very real!"
RAW Superstars have to work together to win:
"I've often said we cannot have a show called 'Big Guys Getting Along and Making Valid Points', that makes for bad tv. On Sunday night we will come together to fight a common foe and we will show our superiority."
The women's Survivor Series match could have a breakout star:
"I think this is the kind of match where somebody could have a career moment, that it could make somebody. Smackdown feels like they have the better women's division because they've featured more people. We feel like we have the better women's division because we have the two women, Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, make such a statement by headlining RAW and main eventing Hell In A Cell. Either way it's going to be a great night for women's wrestling."
Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg should blow everyone away:
"I think when Brock squared off against Goldberg in 2004, Brock was leaving to try his hand in the NFL and Goldberg's contract was up and they didn't have the intensity that had been the hallmark of their career. I think for 12 years those guys have wondered 'what if, what if we brought the intensity that night'. I think they'll make up for it, maybe too much intensity!"
Personally pushing for Vader to go into the WWE HOF in 2017:
"Leon broke the news to me personally a couple weeks ago and I was devastated. I talked to the highest people in the highest places in WWE about it. Leon is a guy we knew that sooner or later would go into the HOF and I just hope that given the news of his health that we would make it sooner rather than later."
Source: DC 101