Mick Foley was so upset with WWE for not including fan favorite Daniel Bryan in the Royal Rumble match last night that he went on the social media to blast the wrestling management.
The WWE Hall of Famer – popularly known as Mankind, Cactus Jack or Dude Love – tweeted after the pay-per-view, ‘I’ve never felt so disgusted at the conclusion of a WWE (or any) PPV. Like many of you out there, I just don’t get it,’ adding, ‘Does @WWE actually hate their own audience?’
Writing a long essay about the issue on his Facebook page, the Hardcore Legend continued, ‘This Daniel Bryan thing is a phenomenon. You get it. I get it. But tonight, for the first time, I had to admit to myself that the powers that be are just not going to get it. And that makes me sad. I’m just honestly sad, just flat out f***ing sad (yes, I dropped an F-bomb there to emphasize how F’ing sad I am for the guys who bust their butts night in and night out – Ziggler, Punk, Bryan, etc – with no hope of getting their shot at this year’s ‘Mania.’
Foley wasn’t alone in the anger against the WWE management run by Triple H: Immediately it became clear that Bryan will not participate in the 30-man main event, fans erupted in loud boos which lasted throughout the show.
Bryan himself tweeted after the show, ‘Sorry guys, the machine wanted me nowhere near the Royal Rumble match. But I thank everyone for their support. They try to keep US down and away from the top spots, but they can’t ignore the reactions forever. Keep voicing your opinions.’
Because of the exclusion of Bryan, Rey Mysterio – who entered at the No. 30 spot – and eventual winner Dave Batista were loudly jeered and blasted by fans.
Congrats The Authority … for doing exactly what is ‘best for business.’