A few days ago, a couple tweets from semi-retired World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Mick Foley flew under the radar a bit but provided some valuable insight into what his life is like after a long and arduous career of taking insane bumps in the ring.
Here's what he tweeted:
"Strange but true news of the day: two leading concussion experts have advised me to cut back dramatically on my time in front of a computer. So, I'll have to make some changes, including the amount of time I spend reading and answering my Twitter messages. Hope you understand."
Foley, perhaps more than any other, has been quite candid regarding his long history of head injuries. By his own admission, he's suffered more concussions than he could possibly count or keep track of and he's paying the price for it now.
It's quite alarming to think that a concussion expert has told him he should limit his time in front of a computer and yet he has yet to rule out a return to a WWE ring for one more great match. He feels he still has one left in him. Although this certainly isn't the straw to break the camel's back, it should simply serve as a reminder that Foley doesn't belong anywhere near a wrestling ring taking bumps or risking his health any further.
Since his return to WWE, he's been used sparingly and in mostly comedic roles both backstage and in the ring. But he was an entrant in the Royal Rumble match and he's continued to claim he's got one more big one left, one final rub he would like to give a rising star who just needs that extra push to get over the top.
While that's a nice thought, safety should always come first. Even if that means WWE saving Foley from himself.