World Wrestling Entertainment is facing yet another announcing shakeup, as Long Island native Mick Foley has confirmed rampant Internet speculation that his days under contract with the company are numbered.
The former WWE Champion responded to phone messages left by the Press with one of his own.
"I can't say much until after my contract expires, which is September 1st. But at this point, there is a good chance, through mutual agreement, that I will not be renewing the contract," Foley said while leaving a phone message Thursday evening. "Creatively, the announcing job wasn't working out too well."
Reports have centered on Foley being upset with the treatment he received from Vince McMahon, who has a reputation of being hard with his critiques of announcers.
Foley--who debuted as a color commentator in April--was replaced by fellow Long Island resident and ECW color announcer Tazz for Tuesday's taping of SmackDown!, ostensibly to sell injuries Foley suffered at the hands of Edge during the previous week's program. But that same night Matt Striker filled in for Tazz on ECW, and now it looks as if the Striker/Todd Grisham team may be permanent, with Tazz teaming with Jim Ross on SmackDown!