Mick Foley Blogs On New Monday Wars, New Book, More

Matt Boone

The following is an excerpt from the latest "Foley Files" blog on TNAWrestling.com:

Hello everybody, and welcome to another edition of The Foley Files. I think we have to consider this to be among the biggest weeks ever in TNA history, with the announcement of the big move to Monday nights, beginning March 8th. I applaud this bold move, and think it could turn out to be the best thing that could happen for everyone involved – TNA, WWE, me, wrestlers from both groups, Dixie, Vince, and especially all the fans. I know the move will divide some of the fans, but I really think it will bring new ones to the table, and get some former wrestling fans, who had wandered away for a while to remember what they loved about wrestling.

I can now say that I have completed the writing for "Countdown to Lockdown", after spending twenty hours or so on the book’s Afterword, where I take a look back and try to figure out what it all meant. I wanted the book to have a perfect finish, and therefore spent a great deal of time editing and rewriting, wanting to make sure I got it just right. I think i did, thanks in great part to my friend Jill Thompson, the talented young lady who illustrated two of my children’s books, and really knows her wrestling and writing, in addition to being the creator of "The Scary Godmother" series of children’s books, which have been turned into perennial Halloween favorites on the cartoon channel. Sometimes, the toughest thing a writer can di is accept that more is not always better, but I have no doubt that trimming a few hundreds words, and tweaking (one of my favorite words) the rest of the chapter has left me with a conclusion that I am really proud of. I know there are people out there who really feel like one, two, or three memoirs were enough for them. If they feel that way, than it’s probably true…for them. But for people who enjoyed the last book, or who are open to the idea that this crazy wrestling business can provide inspiration for countless stories – I do believe you will enjoy this one. Wow, that was a horribly constructed sentence! Don’t worry, the book is much better written than that.

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