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Mick Foley is a General Manager for the social media age

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Days after this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw, which featured a fine physical match between Cesaro and Sheamus as the two continue their series of bouts, Mick Foley, the General Manager of the show, took to his Facebook to offer an apology to the two of them.

Here’s what he said:

I just finished watching Monday's WWE Raw match between Cesaro and Sheamus, and was so impressed with the intensity and physicality that I feel like I need to offer both men an apology.

I want to stress that I LOVE being the Raw GM, but if there is a drawback, it is that when pulled in so many directions during the course of the show, I do not get to concentrate completely on every match in the ring. Had I seen this match in its entirety as it aired live, I would have gone out of my way to praise it when Cesaro entered the ring during my in-ring talk with Daniel Bryan - much as I had praised the commentary on the ‪#‎CruiserweightClassic‬ of Mauro Ranallo and Daniel Bryan earlier in the segment. I really do think wrestling fans recognize sincerity when they see or hear it - and they appreciate it. It may seem like a minor point, but sometimes it's the little things added up that make a difference in building WWE Superstars to their fullest potential. So I apologize to both these men, and make a promise to everyone that I will try to recognize my shortcomings as GM - and work on them - so that I can do the best job possible best each and every week.

This is what pro wrestling is becoming, as much about what the characters on television say on social media as what actually happens on the television show they are characters on. It’s a very meta approach that may or may not be best for business.

I’ll let you decide.

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