Rumors on Foley's Absence, New Raw GM Role and Smackdown Women's Title Match
- As seen on last night’s Raw, Stephanie McMahon “fired” Mick Foley from his GM position on Raw. It is a well known fact for weeks, if not months, that WWE has been slowly writing Foley out of storylines as he prepares to undergo hip replacement surgery.
- One backstage report indicated that WWE was initially going to go with an injury angle to phase Foley out, but then opted to simply “fire” him. At this time, sources indicate that it is not known if or when Foley will be back on WWE TV, but he is not expected to reprise his commissioner role, even when he is back healthy.
- There also continue to be rumors that WWE will thrust Kurt Angle into the new GM role after WrestleMania, but we have not been able to get further information on this.
- Finally, as we have noted before, WWE has been contacting multiple past female talent to appear at WrestleMania and the indication is that there is a strong possibility many of them will figure into the match against Alexa Bliss for the Smackdown women’s title.