Picture, if you will, a very large man. A “mountain of a man,” if you will. Now picture him making a choice of words that makes his boss very upset, and getting chewed out as a result.
That’s the story Mick Foley had to tell on the most recent episode of Lilian Garcia’s Making Their Way To The Ring (transcribed by 411Mania), when he was asked about any juicy backstage tidbits.
“I was about to go out there a couple weeks ago, and I heard Braun Strowman say, I want a title shot. Mr. McMahon’s behind the curtain, at the board watching the monitor, and he goes, oh god, it’s not a title shot. I was thinking to myself, then what is it? That’s exactly what I would go to call it when I would go out there. You want a title shot? He’s like, it’s a title match. It’s a match! So if you ever wonder what it’s like to see a six-foot-eight, three hundred pound behemoth get chewed out, you should’ve been there.”
Based on WWE’s insistence on using highly branded terminology we knew Vince could be pedantic, but gee whiz. It almost makes you feel sorry for Strowman. Well, that and the public outing of his Tinder account.
In the same interview, Foley also discussed why fans seem to be picking SmackDown over Raw, and what big disadvantage the red brand has.
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