LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Mick Foley attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)
Mick Foley Names WWE Star Who Was Able to Re-invent Himself Outside WWE
On his podcast, "Foley is Pod," Mick Foley expressed his belief that performers who have hit a roadblock in their career may want to consider taking a page out of one particular wrestler's playbook. "There's some people who make it a point to go back, if not reinvent themselves, then to improve themselves," Foley said.
Drew McIntyre is a top babyface on the "WWE SmackDown" brand and a two-time WWE Champion that Foley feels did just that, but the road to the top wasn't an easy one as his first WWE run ended when he was released back in 2014. Foley said McIntyre appreciated that he recognized his efforts to revamp his career.
Foley continued, "He sent me a text, 'I know we don't know each other that well, but your opinion means a lot to me. I'm trying something new, I just did this.'" After watching McIntyre's comeback to ICW, Foley took action, saying, "the first thing I did was text Hunter [...] 'You need to take a look at Drew McIntyre. [...] I know he just left, but it's almost like he's a different human being.'"