Originally Posted by Cactus
I thought it was more about the fact that since Foley started doing big bumps in the Attitude Era, fans have always wanted to see more sick moves and spots thus making wrestlers like Ambrose have to take all the sick moves and spots.
I think that's exactly what this is all built around. Mick Foley pushed the level to such an extreme that guys like Ambrose need to just about kill themselves to attain that same attention. It's a smart storyline.
And honestly there is a lot of truth behind what Ambrose's character is saying. I was listening to a Cornette interview the other day and he said crowds now a days (the interview was conducted in I believe 2004/2005 somewhere around there) are so blood thirsty that it's difficult to attain a pop during matches anymore. When you see guys rip their biceps up in barded wire matches, or we see guys plunge through tables set on fire with light tubes on them nearly severing limbs, the wow factor is completely gone. It's why it was absolutely necessary for the WWE to limit the amount of blood and "high spots" in matches. Not only does it diminish the chances of the wrestlers injuring themselves, but it also keeps that "wow" factor intact. When you see something all the time it becomes same ol' same ol'.
So I absolutely think this feud can work and I love where this is being built around. It's real. I hope they go through with it. With Punk now chiming in, and Regal/Foley/Ambrose all referencing each other, it's looking like it's going to happen.