WWE News: Mick Foley on Braun Strowman throwing things backstage
What's the story?
Braun Strowman is a pretty powerful force backstage in WWE and apparently, Mick Foley could have let something slip about Braun Strowman's habit of throwing things backstage. Foley spoke to NBC Sports where he revealed a conversation he had with Braun Strowman about the importance of throwing things backstage.
In case you didn't know...
Mick Foley has been through a lot during his career in the ring and has seen plenty of people backstage and how they act. Therefore, when he saw a guy of Braun Strowman's size he just had to give him some honest advice about how to conduct himself backstage.
The heart of the matter
When asked by NBC Sports about what some of his favourite moments backstage as General Manager of Raw were, Mick Foley praised The Bar for being a joy to work with.
He also discussed some advice he had for Braun Strowman that was atypical at best.
"I tried to bring a certain element of fear to the way I handled Braun Strowman. I had a major talk with him about the importance of throwing things backstage. [laughs] I told him about a legendary basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977, when Darryl Dawkins was ejected. I never saw the dressing room after he was done with it, but I heard about it and it was legendary in my mind and I said to him that he had a chance to be Darryl Dawkins after that game."
Foley went on to say how Braun Strowman has the physical presence to really throw something backstage and make it meaningful.
I think he really took that lesson to heart. Anytime I see Braun Strowman throwing items backstage, I smile.”
Braun Strowman will continue being a force in WWE because he's young, hungry, and a Monster Among Men. The Royal Rumble probably won't be his last time in a major main event match either as his start only continues to rise.
Mick Foley's humour is incredible. After all, there's a reason why he does speaking engagements at comedy clubs. His advice to Braun Strowman was both appropriate and helpful.
Hopefully, Strowman is able to take all of the great advice he's receiving as he continues to improve as a performer with every passing week.