Then what’s the point? Earlier this week, Mick Foley was announced as the guest referee for the Hell in a Cell match between Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. I’m a huge Foley fan but I’m not sure I get the point here. Foley is 53 years old and hasn’t wrestled regularly in years. There are also his physical limitations, which seem to be taking away something that he might be expected to do in the match.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Foley is not allowed to do much of anything, if anything at all, physical in his role as guest referee. Foley is moving around better than he has in years due to hip replacement but his history of concussions aren’t going to allow him to take any kind of significant bumps. There is a chance that he’s going to do something, but it’s not likely to be very much.
You can’t see this one enough.
Opinion: I’m really not sure what the point is in having Foley involved in the match. Aside from nostalgia with his legendary Cell match in 1998, he doesn’t have any connection to either Reigns or Strowman. If he can’t get violent or physical with either of the people involved, he’s really just a name to put on the poster. That’s fine for the purpose it serves, but it’s not exactly something that needs to be there.
Are you interested in Foley being part of the match? Who is leaving with the title? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Smackdown Reviews.
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