WrestleMania 28: Where Has Mick Foley Been in the Event's Build?

Jacob RachwalCorrespondent IIIMarch 29, 2012

Torrie Wilson and Mick Foley, WWE Superstars during 'See No Evil' Premiere - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
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WrestleMania is just a few days away.  

We have seen the card develop and many personalities of the past have returned to be part of the show.

However, one person has been notably absent from everything—Mick Foley.

Foley returned to the WWE last year after a brief stint in TNA. His appearances on WWE television were notably flat and uninspiring.  Yet, it was expected that he would be part of the build for WrestleMania and he hasn’t.

I believe that his poor showing on television has caused this to happen.

Foley has always been a loveable character, yet his return came off as a poor retread of things that worked 10 years ago. Yet, there should have been a spot on the undercard, at least for Foley.

Even though he had a rough return, he still could have been part of this year’s WrestleMania.

He could have been involved in the Cena/Rock build.

He could have been involved in the Team Teddy/ Team Johnny build.  

He could have been a special referee in either match.

Nevertheless, it would be expected that Foley will be in Miami this weekend.

However, it's a shame that he doesn’t have an on-air role. A cameo appearance on Monday Night Raw would have even been sufficient.

At this time of year, it is expected that WWE would use all of their assets and that doesn’t seem to be the case here.