Mick Foley Fired as WWE Raw GM by Stephanie McMahon

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 30: Professional wrestler Mick Foley participates in Wing Bowl 23 on January 30, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon relieved Mick Foley of his duties as Raw's general manager Monday night.

WWE shared a clip of Foley's termination:

Foley's daughter, Noelle, reacted to the news on Twitter:

McMahon's decision comes a week after she instructed Foley to fire a member of the Raw roster. Foley chose to fire McMahon, which drew the ire of her and her husband, Triple H:

Foley's departure from WWE isn't a huge surprise.

He posted on Facebook in February that he had been cleared to undergo surgery on his hip and would require a lengthy period of time for his recovery. Being fired as GM will presumably give Foley an opportunity to have the procedure.

In addition, PWInsider's Mike Johnson said on The Taz Show (h/t With Spandex's Bill Hanstock) that Kurt Angle may take over as Raw's GM shortly after WrestleMania 33.

Angle will be inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame March 31, two nights before WrestleMania:

By waiting until after WrestleMania to have Angle return to WWE programming, the company wouldn't ruin the excitement for many fans of seeing him for the first time at his Hall of Fame induction.

From a storyline perspective, McMahon and Triple H could use this week's edition of Raw and the go-home show before WrestleMania to consider GM candidates to replace Foley before selecting Angle or another star after The Showcase of the Immortals.