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Mick Foley

SLAMS THE WWE

The Royal Rumble Was a Disgrace!!!

1/27/2014 7:11 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley says last night's Royal Rumble was so badly mishandled, it was a slap in the face to wrestling fans ... all because the WWE refused to allow a HUGE superstar to participate.

Foley -- aka Mankind -- went off on social media right after the Pay-Per-View event ... blasting the org. for not including bearded fan-favorite Daniel Bryan in the main 30-man event.

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"I've never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV," Foley said ... "Like many of you out there, I just don't get it."

The fans at the event were just as pissed off as Foley -- 'cause when it became clear Bryan was participating in the RR, the stadium erupted in "boos" that continued for the rest of the event.

Foley -- who's still under contract with WWE (for another month) -- also tweeted, "Does @WWE actually hate their own audience?"

After the Rumble, Bryan also tweeted ... saying, "Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support."

He added, "They try to keep US down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions forever. Keep voicing your opinions."

As for Mick, he claims he's so upset with the WWE, he's going to throw a brick through his TV to protest. 

Stay tuned for that.

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Mutley    

This is a "work". Part of the storyline. Foley is a WWE employee. He would not say such a thing.

236 days ago
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shanta588    

Really dude a brick through your own tv he better throw it through wwe theater sized tv.

236 days ago
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Poppy    

As much as I don't care about this, I'm just happy it's not a Bieber story.

236 days ago
4.

karmenr818    

ITS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

236 days ago
5.

Andrew    

Less time worrying about the porn-stache bud and more time concentrating on editing bud....

"The fans at the event were just as pissed off as Foley -- 'cause when it became clear Bryan *WASN'T"* participating in the RR, the stadium erupted in "boos" that continued for the rest of the event. "

236 days ago
6.

Mike L    

He's right. This was just a total debacle. Glad I didn't spend $55 on it. The crowd turned on the show halfway through the title match. They let it be known what they wanted, and the corporate *******s didn't listen. If they keep burying Bryan, they're gonna lose a lot of business. Thats not what they want with the launch of the Network less than a month away.

Right now, I'm not a happy shareholder.

236 days ago
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Serialkilla213    

Biggest slap was having Cena win it. John Cena winning everything is why I stopped warchingit 7 years ago.

236 days ago
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JAG II    

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you.

236 days ago
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SheDontCare    

Every hardcore wrestling fan hates the way the WWE is being run nowadays and it all thanks to triple h that sorry bastard is purposely ruining the business Vince and his father made great! Triple H has been on john cenas diiiccck for years now and we all know john is an huge assssss kisser that's why I mostly watch old school raw/wwf era

236 days ago
10.

Steve    

The PPV Sucked! Batista NEEDS A BRA! I understand Bryan not being in it due to his concussion and they want him health, Fine. BUT the Rumble itself was horrible! 1-2 Mystery guest? Punk storyline of being in there since #1 wasn't established well and how can you be eliminated by someone eliminated? Fans booed and chanted boring during CENA/Orton, fans booed Batista. My God if you had bryan come out in rey gear and pull it off at the end it was him that would have been shocking and awesome! You Buried Reigns to you boy Batista. The future of WWE Bleak with Stephanie and HHH in charge. There will be a change for someone to catch the WWE if this keeps up! It isn't 90's or early 2000's anymore hunter! You have future stars that could have been established! Ziggler or Punk should have one! THIS IS JOKE OF A PPV! Make me really reconsidering MANIA. Older stars are to help put over new stars not the buddy system to help their friends.

236 days ago
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Elliot Rodger    

This years RR was one of the best ever. Foley has no idea what he is talking about.

236 days ago
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blakhoode    

I doubt WWE thought things would go that way, which means they are becoming out of touch with their fan base. That said, I don't hate the way WWE is "not" pushing Daniel Bryan. DB is the underdog. He always has been and the fans LOVE him for that. If WWE starts pushing him to the top, having him win all of his major matches and main eventing all of the PPVs, it'll begin to feel like WWE is slamming Bryan down our throats and, as we did with John Cena, we'll turn on him. I'm sure Bryan will eventually have his BIG moment, but I don't blame WWE for milking his popularity for all they can get out of it before that happens.

236 days ago
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blakhoode    

I don't care how many people say how fake or stupid professional wrestling is.. it's an entertainment juggernaut with some of the most vocal, loyal, passionate fans. Lastnight, those fans in Pittsburgh at the Royal Rumble demonstrated just how amazing they can be. I hope the fans in Cleveland show that same kind of love for tonight's episode of RAW.

236 days ago
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evansmommy921    

Didnt mick fake his death?

236 days ago
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Just Steve    

I think its time for us all to stop tuning into wwe..wrestling my ass.

236 days ago
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