Bestselling author and unabashed publicity whore, Mick Foley decided that he had been out of the spotlight for too long. His solution to this? Have cameras follow him and his family around as they get into ‘wacky adventures” and he has to deal with some Dad stuff that will make him appear so lovable while he discreetly pimps out his daughter for fame.
The show was not well received by critics and has been blamed for a drop in WWE Network subscribers of over 40,000 per month.
In a survey sent to current and former subscribers that was designed to ascertain what viewers did and did not like, Holey Foley was almost uniformly derided as the worst thing on Netwrok, and that includes The Edge & Christian Show and Camp WWE. Hatred for the ‘unscripted slice of crazy family life’ was so bad, that some survey were returned with death threats against Foley scrawled over them in blood or faeces. This was doubly impressive considering it was an electronic survey sent by email.
Amongst the more coherent complaints about the show was from Jackson Meadows in Bois, Idaho “I love the WWE and can’t get enoughof the in-ring action, but I unsubscribed because I didn’t want to risk switching it on and even seeing a second of that pile of hot garbage”
In response, the company has decided that ‘Holey Foley’ will not be renewed for a second season, nor will the first season be made available on demand and the original tapes burnt and exorcised by a Catholic priest. Any on-screen employee who even makes reference to the show will be subject to swift and immediate disciplinary
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Despite this, Mick Foley himself remains upbeat about the chances of being renewed for a second season, on the basis that “everybody loves me” and he is “just like an unwashed, toothless Santa Claus, with a hot daughter”