WWE Raw General Manager Mick Foley recently shared a lengthy post on his Facebook page where he sticks up for Seth Rollins and defends him against claims that he’s unsafe. You can check out the full post here along with a few quotes below.
“I have been hesitant to write this article, because the image of Seth Rollins as unsafe has been largely advanced by “Hitman” Bret Hart, a WWE Hall of Famer, certified legend, and one of the great performers in the history of our business. I have nothing but respect for Bret and count him as a good friend going back 20 years. Let me make it very clear that I have absolutely no desire to get into any social media feud with Bret Hart. But because Bret is so highly thought of in the wrestling community, his words carry an incredible amount of weight, and the opinion of Rollins as a dangerous performer has been gaining momentum. I won’t even pretend that I am the player in this business that Bret is, but I know quite a few people respect my viewpoint, and I feel like I owe it to Seth, and the fans who make his living possible, to share my feelings, and hope they are considered before a verdict on Seth Rollins is reached.”
“Sometimes, injuries just happen. It’s part of what we do. Seth Rollins is a safe wrestler. He works an intense, highly physical style, as do most of the WWE Superstars. Those moves look good for a reason; there’s a sense of realism to so many of them – a realism that is absolutely necessary in today’s day and age. When I was growing up as a WWE fan, we received two hourlong shows comprised almost entirely of one-sided matches. Current fans see good, and often great matches on a weekly basis and today’s WWE Superstars sacrifice their bodies, week in and week out in their effort to excite, excel and entertain. Seth Rollins embodies this spirit. He deserves to be remembered for his dedication to his craft, and for his willingness to go above and beyond to participate in great matches for WWE fans around the world. That’s the Seth Rollins I think people should know – the real guy, not the rep!”
NXT TakeOver: Toronto is set to air live on the WWE Network on November 20, and General Manager William Regal has announced that Shinsuke Nakamura will defend his NXT Title against Samoa Joe in the main event.
You can check out the announcement below.
— WWE (@WWE) October 13, 2016
The finals of this year’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic will also take place at NXT TakeOver: Toronto.