WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013 inductee Mick Foley took to Facebook today to respond to rumors about not being on the televised broadcast of the Hall of Fame ceremony, in order to make room for Donald Trump. An excerpt is below:
SOMEONE NEEDS SOME CHEERING UP! Yeah, that someone is me. Looks like there is at least the possibility that my WWE HOF speech will not be aired on television - in favor of Donald Trump's speech. hopefully, it's just a rumor. If not, it does feel like a slap in the face, but, hey - it's not my company and not my decision to make. I'll just do the best I can, and try to find the guts, the pride and the testicular fortitude to deliver the best speech possible. I had some good stuff in my head a few days ago, but in light of that figurative slap to the Foley face, I may just get up there on stage and speak from the heart. Things just might get interesting!
In the meantime, I've got plenty of cool things going on to take my mind off this potential Trump debacle. You can check out my upcoming spoken-word/comedy dates on my website, and it's my intention to write a pretty extensive blog, thanking just about everyone I can think of for all the help I've received during the course of my career. I certainly didn't get to the WWE Hall of Fame in Madison Square Garden (even if it may be a DVD extra) without plenty of help.
He also spoke out on Twitter:
Thanks for all the messages of support concerning #WWEHOF. I'll give the best speech I can, and let the decision makers make the decisions.
— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) April 3, 2013
The 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday from Madison Square Garden in New York City.