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Let Mick Foley sell you on WrestleMania 31 - and how it's up to the bookers and the crowd to make it or break it

As we told you last week, Mick Foley held a charity raffle to support the work being done by RAINN for victims of sexual trauma. For that effort, Mick was doing all kinds of press.  In an appearance on The Shining Wizards Podcast, he had some interesting comments on the show that his contest winner will watch with he and his daughter this Sunday - WrestleMania 31.

Contrary to what a lot of people think, Foley doesn't think the line-up for this year's show is disappointing. But he does think it could end up either being great or a letdown, depending on a few things:

I don't think it's a lackluster card. I think it's a card with some question marks. We don't have the three or four matches that are definitely going to deliver.

One of those things is how much time different elements of the show get. He's specifically interested in how much of a chance the women will be given to wow the crowd - an audience that he thinks is ready to move on from "bathroom break" jokes about Divas bouts:

That's why I think it's important that, outside the IC title, which everyone knows is going to be phenomenal, that the matches that otherwise might not be given the chance to shine, like the divas for example... those girls can go. I sense that the wrestling world is ready to accept good female wrestling. I really hope that they're given the chance, so I'd love to see that one do well.

Foley also thinks that audience reactions can make or break this show. And, of course, that means he, like just about everyone else, is talking about Roman Reigns and the main event:

I'm just interested to see the reactions, because Triple H was right when he said this was the reality era. The fans in some ways can make or break three of these matches with the unknowns. When Reigns and Lesnar are in there, can you imagine the crowd breaks for Lesnar? It could be phenomenal, the way they broke for him when he was against The Rock. The Rock was technically the good guy, ya know, years ago. So I think there could be a lot of excitement. It could be a letdown. It'll be interesting for sure.

During his talk with the Wizards, the Hall of Famer also sounds off on a couple of topics that divide Cageside Seats editorial meetings, Geno's hero Sting, and my debilitating case of AxelMania.  Mick is a fan of how both guys have been used heading into Levi's Stadium.

On Sting:

I thought there was only room on the card for one mystical, mysterious entrance, and that's Undertaker. So I was really relieved when Sting made an appearance and it was the excited Sting. I think that got people talking.

On Curtis Axel:

When something gets over with the boys, you know you're on to something. One win in the right place could really launch Axel.

What do you think of Foley's assessment of the WM 31 card? Will the Divas get a chance? How will the live crowd react to the main event?

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