A report posted today by ProWrestling.net indicates that Mick Foley was the target of criticism during the TNA tapings this week after lobbying to change the IMPACTG main event that aired last Thursday. Reportedly the original plan was for Foley to be pinned in his tag match with Kurt Angle against Matt Morgan and Abyss.
Foley successfully was able to get the match altered so his character would call for Dr. Stevie and Daffney to replace him and Angle in half way through the match. It was said that TNA went along with Foley’s plan on Monday night, but the match flopped, so TNA officials decided to reshoot the match at the Tuesday night taping using the original finish with Foley losing. The second version of the match with Foley losing was the version that ended up airing on IMPACT. It was also noted that Mick didn’t fuss over the booking plan like Booker T did to avoid doing a job at the tapings. The feeling of multiple sources was that Foley was trying to avoid taking the pinfall. “He’s crafty,” one source stated. “He knows how to hide behind that nice guy image.”