WWE Rumors: Mick Foley Set to Wrestle CM Punk at December's TLC PPV?

Greg DeMarco@@gregdemarco411Analyst IIIOctober 4, 2012

Credit: WWE.com
Credit: WWE.com

WWE: TLC (Tables, Ladders and Chairs) is set for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on December 16. Rumors are flying that the WWE has a plan that could please the New York crowd: Mick Foley.

The Wrestling Observer, (via Pro Wrestling Torch) is reporting that the WWE legend could be returning to the ring to face WWE Champion CM Punk as part of the December pay-per-view.

From the report:

“The TLC PPV is set for the Barclays Center in Foley's home New York market, and Foley began a program with Punk last week on Raw. It would also bridge the gap from TLC to the next PPV, Royal Rumble. Punk would face one WWE Legend, Foley, before facing another Legend, The Rock.”

Mick Foley is generally well received by WWE audiences all over the world, but the support he receives in New York would be overwhelming. The TLC gimmick matches would mask allow Foley, 47-years-old and retired from in-ring competition, to have an entertaining brawl with one of the WWE’s best.

Of the potential gimmick matches offered at a TLC pay-per-view, a Tables Match would likely provide the fans with the best entertainment and would give Foley a chance to shine.

This would also be a great win for WWE Champion CM Punk as he heads towards a potential collision with The Rock at Phoenix’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view in January. Punk has emerged as the best heel of this generation, and defeating the lovably Foley would add to that legacy. Plus, The Rock and Mick Foley have a long history together, which would fuel the Royal Rumble WWE Championship match.





Personally, this could be the best option that the WWE has for this pay-per-view. Feeding Ryback to Punk at TLC would be a waste of the young superstar’s build. John Cena has faced CM Punk numerous times over the past year-and-a-half, and neither man benefits from a TLC match up.

Elevating any other superstar is a great idea in theory, but their build would be lost in the shuffle as we approach the “Road to WrestleMania.”

The one negative aspect of this match is the typical “retirement” complaints that would be directed towards Foley. While Mick Foley is retired from in-ring competition, no one would mistake this match for a full-time return. It would, however, be a great part of his legacy and the legacy being built by CM Punk.

Another factor to consider is the potential for Mick Foley to be a 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee. Wrestling Inc. recently reported that Foley is the only inductee that is even remotely confirmed for the 2013 ceremony that will take place at the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.

You decide: Do you want to see Mick Foley wrestle CM Punk at WWE: TLC?


Greg DeMarco is a wrestling fan of over 28 years and has also worked on the independent circuit as a promoter, announcer, character and booker. More of his work can be found at www.411Mania.com. Greg also hosts a weekly radio show found at www.blogtalkradio.com/gregdemarco and streaming worldwide each weekend at www.vocnation.com.

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