TV.IGN.com has an interview up with TNA star Mick Foley. Here are some highlights.
On his match with Sting at TNA Lockdown tonight:
“It’s a huge match for me personally, because I feel that I have something to prove to myself and to the fans out there. In 1999, when I wrote Have a Nice Day I said that I wouldn’t consider my career complete unless I had one last match with Sting. So this could be that opportunity. I really didn’t think, and maybe others didn’t think it either, that when I left the WWE that I’d be in a position to be in a Main Event where the match really meant something and where honestly, without taking a shot at the WWE, we have a chance to be the best wrestling Pay Per View in April.”
On his jump from WWE to TNA:
“It’s been great for me. I have no doubt that it was the right move to make. I think anyone who watches Impact can see that I’m having more fun. That I enjoy really being part of the mix.”
On writing a new book on his TNA experience:
“I’m working on a book right now detailing my adventures leading up to this one match. It’s similar, in that respect, to the book that I wrote in 2006, about leading up to a big match in the WWE. The biggest difference is that it’s so much easier for me to try to get my vision across to viewers. Part of what made the last book a good read I think was that it detailed the constant battles I would have with the WWE creative department and with Vince McMahon. Those battles don’t really exist in TNA for me.”
On the concept of the all-cage Lockdown PPV:
“I just wrote about that last night and this morning, saying that when I first heard about Lockdown, about four or five years ago, there didn’t seem to be any way to make a show consisting solely of cage matches work without getting repetitious. I think what it does though is that it forces the participants to be creative and come up with new ways of using the cage. It is more difficult since you can’t just rely on a couple of the old standbys. You know, throwing your opponent into the cage or raking his face against the cage to get an audience reaction. You have to be a little more creative than that.”
To check out the full interview, click here.