Mick Foley has commented on WWE’s developmental system, discussing a major drawback of their training and recruitment model.
On Busted Open Radio, Mick Foley noted that he watches the product sporadically, and doesn’t remember many names when he does. Believing that WWE’s developmental system can make some athletes lose individuality, Foley said:
“I think one of the things you risk when you have a developmental system, and a way of doing things specific to your business model, is that you lose a little bit of the individuality, so you tend to have a lot of people who can do great moves, have very good matches, whose names you can’t remember after they’ve wrested unless you’re tuning in every week.
“That was part of the problem with me. I was watching sporadically, and I was like, “Wow, look at that guy. Good shape, looks great, handsome guy, wearing trunks, great moves, can’t remember his name. A lot of guys tend to fall into the same pattern of looking and wrestling the same.”
It has been reported that some individuals within WWE are unhappy with Foley following his criticisms of the company.
Transcription via WrestlingNews.co.