WWE released eight main roster stars back on November 18, including the three remaining members of Hit Row, who were called up to SmackDown in the 2021 WWE Draft.
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently spoke on WrestlingInc Daily, where he spoke about how he was a fan of Top Dolla (AJ Francis), calling the former WWE star ‘money’.
“I’ll throw a name out, AJ Francis. To me, AJ was money. Big powerful guy, a wealth of charisma, he’s got a rap album out. I asked AJ if WWE took issue with some of the lyrics. AJ has got some strong opinions, he’s a proud black man he makes that case known with his lyrics. I think it’s a great album, he has an incredible knack for putting words together, great promo guy. He said, ‘I don’t even think they know I have an album.’ My career took off when Bruce Prichard overheard me talking to Shawn Michaels about this childhood dream I had to be Dude Love. Bruce went to Vince and said, ‘this guy has a much more interesting real-life story than the one we’re featuring, the fictional story.’
Foley responded to a quote from the discussion on Twitter, where he doubled down on his thoughts on Francis, saying:
The release of @AJFrancis410 was particularly baffling to me: a mountain of a man, charisma for days, rapper, top tier promo guy, would have been a go to guy for media; potential crossover star. Baffling.
Top Dolla was reportedly released due to having backstage heat with people in WWE.
quote via WrestlingInc
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