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Join Date: Dec 2011
Re: Dean Ambrose confronts Mick Foley at WrestleMania Hotel
Again, what Cane Dewey helps us understand about this turn in the story (that Ambrose lost his golden ticket for bringing Foley's kids into it), is that Foley's character even when he was Cactus Jack has always been this troubled family man. A person who does terrible things in the ring, and lets terrible men destroy his body, but also out of love (love for his family).
Fast forward 18 or so years and Foley has already gone through several cycles of Anti-Hardcore, and is now a lovable old man with a sock in his pants. Ambrose bringing his kids into it is daring to take Foley back, way, way, back to that dark place long ago. It is trying to force Mick Foley The Man to be Cactus Jack The Monster again.
The brilliance is that for Mick Foley, in and outside of kayfabe, this is the worst possible thing to ask of him. Kayfabe Mick Foley and real Mick Foley are in every right, after their careers, to take away Ambrose's Golden Ticket. It captures perfectly that contradiction that has always been at the heart of Foley - between the family man and the hardcore legend.
Remember how Ambrose immediately worked to take Regal to the very edge, and mess with the very essence of his character? He is doing it again with Foley.
WWE, please, please please please PLEASE let this run. I could watch this unfold forever.
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Bad News Barrett
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Macho Man Randy Savage