Mick Foley Discusses Getting Top WWE Tag Teams Paid More Money

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Mick Foley has given an insight in to the time he went to WWE management to try and get more money for certain tag teams following a brutal encounter.

Although only an on-screen character and not official management at the time, Mick Foley held the role of Commissioner in 2000 and at the same time held some crucial conversations on behalf of talent on the show.

Speaking on Foley is Pod, Mick Foley revealed how he went and had a conversation with management after speaking to Edge and Christian following their triple-threat ladder match against The Hardy Boyz and The Dudley Boyz.

I’m jumping ahead to when I was the commissioner. But I remember being asked if I could talk with Edge and Christian, Hardys, Dudley’s, and they just gotten their pay off. After that pay per view, where this is after Edge and Christian had torn the house down with the Hardys and kind of set the mold for that amazing ladder match. So now it’s the three teams.

And they, I guess, they felt like I was still one of the guys, right? They fully understood that I’m not actually the commissioner, or not actually office. And I said, Well, how bad was it? And when they said 10 grand I went ‘You get $10,000 for that?’

And so I went to Jim on their behalf and petitioned for more money. And, you know, he gave me an example of it looks man, you know, it’s a bolt of lightning could come down if I say anything construed as being disparaging at all towards the Undertaker. But when I brought up how much we had heard Undertaker made, he goes, ‘Well, Undertaker is a tenured veteran.’

Whilst Mick Foley made it clear he didn’t begrudge The Undertaker making the money, he felt that the gulf between the various talents was far too wide for the performance put in.

I said, Be that as it may, the match with him and Boss Man [note: Undertaker actually faced Kane at SummerSlam 2000] was thrown together like that. It was not a good match, and to pay anyone, whatever the incredible disparity was, I don’t know if it’s 50 times or 30 times or 20 times, but it’s still, it felt like a slap in the face to those guys getting paid that little. And they did get bumped up from there.

But I think Vince always wanted as a guy who strives to have talent reaching for the brass ring. I think he wanted it known that only when you got that brass ring, could you make that kind of pay per view main event money.

Mick Foley also recently revealed how he feels he should have retired after one legendary match.

With thanks to Inside The Ropes for the transcription.