Mick Foley Talks Struggling To Retire, Chasing The Perfect Match, And Financial Struggles
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Mick Foley recently sat down with talkSPORT to discuss a handful of topics, including the financial struggle that superstars might go through, struggling to retire, and chasing the perfect match along the way. Check out some of the highlights below:
On struggling to retire:
With the economy falling apart a couple of times and you have half of what you think you have, you owe it to your family sometimes to come back and make a living.
On chasing the perfect match:
Yeah I was [chasing the perfect last match], and I had it. I had the perfect goodbye in 2000 at WrestleMania. I had it again with Randy Orton at Backlash in 2004. So I think the romance is in having the perfect match and the storybook ending, but the reality is we have this skillset that allows us to make a good living, but we can’t make that living without employing that skillset.
On financial struggles superstars may face:
I think people take the financials out of the equation, It’s one thing to say I had the perfect exit, but then you’re like ‘I’m 34, what do I do?’ In my case, I realised wow, I’ve written two best-selling novels. That’s hundreds of hours in solitude, months away from your family on the road promoting the book where you don’t get paid, and then it’s like I could make the same amount of money for a match against Carlito?