Mick Foley Confirms Possible WWE Departure

brian kellyCorrespondent IAugust 11, 2008

Various wrestling websites have been reporting for the past week that Mick Foley may soon be leaving the WWE, just months after starting as an announcer on WWE Smackdown. Foley confirmed the story with The Long Island Press.

"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 with the newspaper. "Creatively, the announcing job wasn't working out too well."

The other wrestling websites had reported earlier that it was believed that Foley was fed up with constantly getting yelled at in his headset by Vince McMahon and was disgruntled with his current arrangement. Foley debuted as an announcer at WWE Backlash on April 27th of this year, replacing Jonathan Coachman.