WWE News: Mick Foley responds to Daniel Bryan's "coward criticism"
Tuesday night on Talking Smack, Smackdown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan criticised Raw GM Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon of being “somewhat cowardly” for needing to bring back Attitude Era stars such as Goldberg, whereas Smackdown Live relies on their own stars.
The Raw General Manager did not seem to take too kindly to those words, and he hit back on the leader of the Yes! movement on Facebook yesterday.
The rivalry almost feels real. Talking Smack is known to be a worked-shoot show and Daniel Bryan is known to ask provocative, hard hitting questions and also make provocative comments, whether it is towards his Raw rivals or his own Smackdown Live talent.
However, the worked shoot style is what makes the program so interesting. There has not been a single week in which Talking Smack has not been praised.
Foley too managed to get provocative by telling Daniel Bryan that last time he had used the words “cowardly”, he got schooled by The Miz. In a sense, it was true, because not only did The Miz cut perhaps the greatest promo of his career, but it helped elevate the Intercontinental Championship and himself.
He had and still currently is currently in a feud with Dolph Ziggler, who he lost the Intercontinental Championship to after he put his career on the line.
It could be argued that The Miz promo helped fuel the rivalry between The Miz and Ziggler, which has been considered by many to be the best rivalry this year in WWE, going up with the likes of Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn, AJ Styles vs John Cena, AJ vs Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins vs Roman Reigns,etc.
Both stars definitely benefited greatly from being drafted to Smackdown Live, especially Ziggler who was in a stagnant spot for about 3 years. Now, the refresh button has been set on him.
In a recent podcast of Smackdown Live commentator Mauro Ranallo titled Rutten & Ranallo (hosted by Mauro and Bas Rutten), Daniel Bryan was a guest, and he said that he kept thinking that Talking Smack would get cancelled.
However, given that it is one of the most critically acclaimed shows, it is very unlikely to happen. It will be interesting to see the showdown that takes place between the Raw and Smackdown Live General Managers leading up to Survivor Series next month in November 20th.
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