WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has opened up on the contributions he’s made to wrestling with one standing out that has nothing to do with competing in the ring.
Mick Foley has had nothing to do with AEW in an on-screen capacity since the company was formed in 2019 but as it turns out he played a pivotal role in one of the company’s earliest relationships.
As Chief Brand Officer of the company, Brandi Rhodes was the one who announced AEW’s partnership with KultureCity as they sought to make AEW events sensory-inclusive for those on the autistic spectrum.
Speaking to Brandi Rhodes on her 2 Lies and 1 Truth podcast, Mick Foley explained how it was through him that KultureCity and Rhodes got connected in the first place:
“It was so easy. It was Julian Maha, who had founded a group, KultureCity, to help people living on the spectrum, or who might suffer from other disorders basically reach their fullest potential and life. Julian wanted to make wrestling venues safer. He asked if I had any contacts at AEW. I just reached out to you and the rest is history.”
“You can give me credit but I basically said — I think I texted you and said, ‘Brandi, Julian Maha is a guy I’ve been working with for a while. He would like to see if he could speak to you by making AEW sensory-inclusive.”
“Within a week, I’m like reading about a press conference and the announcement. It could be, in some ways, one of the biggest contributions I’ve made to wrestling, but all it was was one text message. So you can give me credit if you want. I was just setting him up with the right person at the right time.”