It has been confirmed that Mick Foley has agreed to a contract with TNA and will debut once his WWE contract expires on September 1, 2008. His signing will have him involved with other Spike TV projects.
Mick Foley recently attended a Cleveland Indians game to throw out the opening pitch, and Matt Loder of Letstalkwrestling.com reported that Foley has NOT signed with TNA as of yet. Foley reportedly said "well, I can say that is NOT true, though I may try out a PPV with them." Foley was attending the game through a WWE sanctioned autograph signing and apparently was unaware of internet rumors claiming he was leaving WWE in favor of TNA. Foley's WWE contract is set to expire this Monday, so legally he cannot sign a TNA contract until then even if he wanted to. You can read the entire article at this link.
Mick Foley, who has been the talk of the wrestling community as of late due to the fact he's supposed to be gone and going to TNA, made a stop in Cleveland today at the Indians baseball game and threw out the first pitch and signed autographs for fans. I made my way through the line and got a chance to speak with Mick on the TNA rumor and what exactly is going on:Matt: "Mick, so what is true on these rumors of your leaving?"Foley: "I didn't even know there were rumors."Matt: "Various sites are reporting you are leaving WWE and signing with TNA...is that true?"Foley: "Who reported that?" Matt: "It's all over wrestling sites on the net"Foley: "Well, I can say that is NOT true, though I may try out a PPV with them."So there you have it, a first-hand conversation that while Foley will likely end up in TNA, the deal, according to him, has yet to be inked. At least not yet. Foley's WWE conract ends on Monday, and today's appearance at the Indians game was not even promoted on the WWE's list on their website.
"I just noticed that WWE.com has removed Mick Foley's bio from the Smackdown page, another indication that he might be gone from the company. His profile was still on the page as late as the end of last week." As we reported before, Foley's WWE contract is scheduled to expire either today or tomorrow, and it is expected that he will be making an announcement concerning his future sometime this week through The Gillespie Agency.
- Dave Meltzer is reporting that Mick Foley has signed a short term deal with TNA and will be starting with them ASAP. He should release a statement regarding the situation tomorrow
The following was sent out by Mick Foley's agency: September 3, 2008 - Statement from Mick Foley on leaving WWE, his future with TNA Wrestling and other opportunities. "As of today, I am a free agent in the world of professional wrestling. I will always be grateful to WWE for affording me so many incredible opportunities over the past thirteen years, but feel the time is right to pursue other endeavors. This move frees me up to participate in more film, television and voice roles, autograph sessions, speaking engagements, volunteer work, and will allow me the time to start work on a third novel, a fourth wrestling memoir and a new children’s story. Over the next few weeks I will be working with my management team at Braverman/Bloom Co., Inc. in pursuing a couple of unique investment opportunities. I can confirm I have had discussions with TNA Wrestling and have come to a short-term agreement. I am very excited about the specifics of this agreement and the potential it holds." Mick Foley is available for booking through The Gillespie Agency. For more information contact Elaine Gillespie (elaine@GillespieTalent.com) or Nola Armstrong (nola@GillespieTalent.com).
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