After back-and-forth reports, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley revealed recently that he got his health insurance back and is cleared to have the hip replacement surgery he’s been needing for a little while.
He’s not got the operation scheduled, because he’ll need at least six weeks off from traveling. It doesn’t sound like he’s requesting time off, because the General Manager of Raw is again hinting he might be removed from the position at any time - something he teased in a Twitter exchange with Lana last month.
Here’s the explanation Foley posted on his Facebook page:
HIP HIP HOORAY!
I am cleared for hip surgery! It took a couple months, but I was able to get my health insurance back, and I'll be getting my right hip replaced whenever I have a break in my schedule. The bad news is that a hip replacement will not allow me to fly for about six weeks, due to potential blood clotting issues – which can be fatal. Really nothing to play around with. The good news is that the GM position doesn't offer much in the way of long-term job security – so that break might present itself as a natural course of events.
It turns out that dropping elbows off of ring aprons was not particularly good for my skeletal structure. While I defied the expectations of some wrestlers who predicted I would be in a wheelchair by the time I was 40, I certainly was having trouble getting around by the time I hit 50. While losing 100 pounds, and practicing DDP Yoga have been game-changers that have allowed me the opportunity to take on this job with all the travel it involves, I'm still having a difficult time getting around. I did not realize how noticeable my limping was until I watched these past Holy Foley episodes. You do remember what the Godfather told us about limping, right? It ain't easy!
Thank you for all your well-wishes. They are much appreciated. I have talked to several people who have had this operation, and they say it is like night and day. With one operation, long-term pain can give way to a much better quality of life. Hopefully that will be the case for me.
I will be keeping all of my scheduled bookings, including my appearance FEBRUARY 17-19 at the #PENSACON in #PENSACOLA.
Have a nice day!
First, yay for a healthier, hopefully pain-free Mick!
Second, Foley’s job will be kayfabe tenuous if he keeps arguing with commissioner Stephanie McMahon, even passive aggressively like he did this past Monday (Jan. 30).
Is his GM-ship about to sail? Would you mind?
Let us know.