Mick Foley: WWE Is No Longer The Place For Talent To Aspire To
Foley wouldn't trust WWE with his career now
Mick Foley has issued a scathing video regarding WWE's current standing in the world of professional wrestling, saying that young talent no longer aspire to join the promotion.
Foley - a WWE Hall Of Famer - has offered high praise of the product All Elite Wrestling has been producing in recent weeks, and was particularly complimentary of the show AEW put together for All Out 2021 on Sunday.
When comparing to what WWE is now doing with young talent and developmental characters, notably individuals like Karrion Kross, the Hardcore Legend believes his former employer is making their own problems.
With that in mind, if Foley was a young wrestler trying to make his way in the business today, he's not sure he would trust WWE with his career.
Speaking in a video posted to Facebook, Foley said: "I’d like to title this video ‘WWE - We’ve Got A Problem’ because I think you do. The problem is that WWE is no longer the place for talent to aspire to.
"Part of it is because AEW is doing a great job of attracting great talent, proven talent, building other talent, creating storylines. But part of it is a problem of your own making. I think younger talent sees the way developmental characters are cut or left by the wayside, or in the case of Karrion Kross greatly watered down and even made a joke of when they debut on the main roster. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
"If I was an aspiring talent now, big league talent, with a major decision to make, I’m not sure that I would trust WWE Creative to do the right thing with my career. You guys did wonders with me back in the day but that was a different time, a different place. If it was today, I’m not sure I would trust the powers at be with my career in their hands.
"Until that changes, WWE - you’ve got a problem."