The following is the latest Facebook blog from WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley:
MY RUMBLE WISH
It was two weeks i’ll go that I said I was going to be taking a break from Facebook until after the #RoyalRumble. After all, it was my comments surrounding the Rumble last year that altered my relationship with WWE in a not so positive way.. But it’s the Rumble man – in my opinion, the second biggest event of the year, and in some ways the most fun and most meaningful. Of course, Wrestlemania is bigger – but if Mania is Christmas Day, the Rumble is like the beginning to that countdown to the most awesome day of the year, and depending on how well this event goes, many of us start thinking that #Mania/Christmas is either going to rule… or suck, depending on the outcome of the Rumble.
This, then, is my Rumble wish for you. Quite simply, I want to see Daniel Bryan win the Rumble, so that Paul Heyman can take the reigns and dazzle us with promos which will make Bryan vs Lesnar the greatest David vs Goliath story in recent memory. The Authority can put their stamp on some other match on the card but I would love to see the WWE World Heavyweight championship be about the GUYS IN THE MATCH- and not about who is in power in the company. Besides, despite my sincere wish not to burn my bridge with WWE, making control of the company a central theme in this Mania is kind of like the boy crying wolf – given the magnitude of the stipulation at Survivor Series and the whopping five weeks for which it meant something.
During Daniel’s nine month in ring absence, I think many of us have forgotten just how good he is from what we in wrestling refer to as “fighting from underneath”. For all the knocks on Brock’s infrequent television appearances, WWE, Brock and Heyman have done an amazing job turning Lesnar into the most imposing unbreakable wall that WWE has ever constructed. At wrestlemania, I would like to see Daniel Bryan systematically chip away at that wall, knock it down, and give the WWE universe a victory they can savor…and more importantly, look forward to. The best present is the one that sits under the tree, neatly wrapped, ready to be torn into on Christmas Day. There’s no need to overthink it. Tie it up in a bow with a Bryan victory at the Rumble, and let us all start counting down the days until we get to open it.
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