WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has explained why he was absent from the 30th anniversary of Raw despite being invited to attend.
Philadelphia played host to the 30th anniversary of Monday Night Raw with many stars of WWE past and present in attendance for the festivities.
The show opened with Hulk Hogan welcoming everyone to the show, while DX also made an appearance alongside Kurt Angle. Ric Flair was back on WWE television to introduce his daughter and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair, and it wouldn’t be a WWE celebration if it wasn’t filled with legends backstage playing poker so Ron Simmons can ultimately say “DAMN!”
Taking to his Facebook page, Mick Foley responded to one fan who asked why the Hardcore Legend wasn’t part of the Raw celebrations and explained his absence:
“I’ve seen a few questions like this one asking why I will not be on hand for the big anniversary. I was definitely asked by WWE, and politely declined due to the hectic nature of my schedule. If I had not taken the past couple days off – and instead traveled to Philadelphia for the show – I would be on the road for 32 consecutive days.”
“I have been working on a new project – which has been great fun, but also requires a lot of travel – and I just really needed a couple days off to relax and see my wife and children.”