Mick Foley talks about his comedy shows, his daughter entering Pro Wrestling, more
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently did an interview TheMonitor.com’s Festiva blog, about his upcoming comedy shows this week. Foley is said to appear at several clubs in Texas this week, including McAllen, where Monitor is based. Foley discussed about his comedy shows, worst injuries during his career, his daughter entering into Pro Wrestling, ‘I Am Santa Claus’ documentary and more.
He also answered about how tough it is to be an independent wrestler and gave advice to aspiring young wrestlers. Below are some of the highlights from his interview,
Mick Foley on his comedy shows:
“It’s not a traditional stand-up comedy show; it’s more like a one-man show, a spoken word show where I use stories from throughout my career to entertain people. It’s just me in a rental car. Most of them will make the audience laugh, but the stories don’t have to be funny — I’m not going on any kind of ‘laugh per minute’ ratio like other comics may have.”
Being an Independent Wrestler:
“Well, I’ll give you an example as far as how I do my shows. If you’re an independent wrestler, your 100 percent responsible. Eh, that’s not even true because at least you have a promoter for every show. But, you have to endear yourself to a new audience every night, an audience that by and large is not familiar with you.
So being an independent wrestler is a tough road to travel. In doing these shows on my own, this is a much different experience than traveling with WWE because with WWE there’d be 30 wrestlers on a card and 30 people who ultimately are partially responsible for the feeling you have at the end of the night.
When I do my shows, it’s me. If you have a great time it’s probably because I did a great job. If you didn’t have a great time it’s probably because I didn’t do my job well enough. I like the pressure, I do.”
Foley’s thoughts on his daughter Noelle training to become a wrestler:
“Well, I’m a concerned dad, you know, and I don’t want her to go through some of the things I did because it’ll mark you physically and emotionally. But I want to be supportive — I want to support anything she does and the best way to ensure having a falling out with your family is trying to force your will on other grown adults.”