You’d better hurry if you wanted to get some Mick Foley merchandise from Pro Wrestling Tees. The Hardcore Legend announced via video message on Monday that he has signed the new WWE Legends contract, informing fans that all of his PWTees merchandise will be discontinued by July 31. In addition to a wide selection of shirts, the PWTees store sells a one-of-a-kind Mr. Socko face mask and a limited-edition signature poster.
In the meantime, WWE Shop currently sells several classic Foley tees, a replica of his 1999 WWE World Championship, and a famous Rock N Sock Connection collector figure. With Foley’s new Legends contract, a slew of new items are likely to be added to the store in the coming months. It’s unclear whether Foley signing a new contract will result in his WWE return in some capacity.
He hasn’t appeared on WWE TV since The Fiend Bray Wyatt ambushed him on the Legends Night show of WWE Raw on July 22, 2019. Last year, Foley hit the headlines when he repeatedly chastised WWE for producing subpar programming while praising AEW. Foley’s comment threads reportedly landed him in hot water within WWE, especially given that he was under a distinct Legends contract at the time. When asked about backlash, Foley stated that he was within his liberty to express his views.
Foley stated, “The only deal I have with WWE is a Legends deal.” People are paid to be consultants, and if I were paid to be a consultant, I would tell WWE, we have a problem. I’m just placing myself in the shoes of a top-tier Superstar who needs to make a choice, and I’d look at the how AEW has treated their recent acquisitions and compare it to how WWE has treated a few of their recent, as in development, talents promoted to the main roster.
And I’d say, ‘I’m not sure if I want to gamble to the point where I’m willing to have everything I’ve done dumbed down or made fun of.’ If a character is more interesting in NXT than in WWE, and it appears to be almost by design, I think that’s a huge problem.