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TORCH TALK EXCLUSIVE: Who said 10 years ago he could write McMahon biography "that no one would believe?"

May 6, 2013 - 2:30:07 PM
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Ten years ago this spring, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley talked to PWTorch editor Wade Keller in a "Torch Talk Interview" discussing Foley's new book, "Tietam Brown." In the interview, Foley says he would one day like to write a biography of the McMahon Family - a "novel that no one would believe."

The following is an excerpt of the exchange from June 2003 originally published in Pro Wrestling Torch Newsletter #763, which is available for VIP members in the back-issues section of the Torch archives.


Keller: You said you drew a lot of the colorful traits of the characters in your book from wrestlers you've interacted with over the years. Would you also say that you drew some elements of the interaction between the father and son from the father-son relationships you've seen over the years in wrestling, be it Jerry and Jeff Jarrett or Vince and Shane McMahon or other wrestlers whose sons weren't necessarily in wrestling?

Foley: No. That's a good question, but definitely not. I first became interested in doing a father-son story when I saw the movie "Affliction," that James Coburn won an Academy Award for as Best Supporting Actor. And he was just so mean and so nasty, but he was completely mesmerizing. And I just thought there would be a great take on a really unique father who was a lot worse than he actually appeared. And that's what my dad is in this story.

Keller: So it isn't the secret story of Shane and Vince McMahon?

Foley: No, but I think that could be a novel in and of itself (laughs). The McMahon family, I could do a thinly veiled biography and it would be a novel that no one would believe.

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