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Mick Foley Undergoes Successful Hip Surgery

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley went to Twitter to announce that he recently underwent hip surgery.

He and his daughter tweeted out the following:

Why Mick Foley Was “Fired” On Monday Night Raw

As we saw during the opening segment of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon “fired” WWE Raw GM Mick Foley. Foley originally opened the show reading off some index cards saying he would take a Leave of Absence following his actions last week, but then changed his mind which promoted Stephanie McMahon firing him.

For those fans who are not aware, the reasoning behind Foley’s departure from Raw, is that so he can undergo hip surgery.

 

Vince McMahon Misses Elimination Chamber

Source: PWinsider.com

Based on reports, Vince McMahon was not backstage for Sunday’s WWE Elimination Chamber PPV. At this time there is no word as to why Vince McMahon was not at the event.

It should be noted that McMahon did undergo recent surgery earlier this year for his hip. It’s unknown if that’s what could have kept him out of action.

Undertaker Requires Major Hip Surgery

Source: Ringsidenews.com

As reported The Undertaker was spotted on crutches in late 2016 follow hip surgery. B

Based on reports the surgery was a temporary fix. Undertaker is said to be in good health now, but will require major hip replacement surgery in the near future. At this time Undertaker is looking to put off the major surgery until he is retired from in-ring competition, and WWE is hopeful for a positive outcome.

Vince McMahon Undergoes Another Surgery

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Vince McMahon was seen at the WrestleMania 34 press conference using crutches. It was reported a few months back that Vince had surgery to repair a torn quad back in September. Word going around now is that Vince did go under the knife once again for minor hip surgery. No other details are available at this time.

MOC hopes for a speedy healthy recovery.

Mick Foley Has Yet To Undergo Hip Surgery Due To Insurance Problems

WWE Raw GM Mick Foley posted the following on his Facebook account revealing he doesn’t have insurance to pay for the hip surgery he just received. See it below:

ABOUT THAT HIP OPERATION

I guess I should’ve said something when I started getting prayers and well wishes from friends and colleagues alike – including some of the biggest names in the business. I have definitely mentioned that I needed a hip replacement, definitely mentioned that I intended to get one sometime early in 2017, but never actually set a date. I have this little tiny problem in that I don’t actually have health insurance.

I had health insurance for 26 years, but the last four years have been tough – with companies sending out letters telling me they will no longer be insuring families, and that I needed to find alternate insurance. By 2016 health insurance was particularly confusing, and after missing one payment, I found myself no longer insured. I am doing my best to be insured in 2017, but nothing is guaranteed, and I have no idea how this new insurance company will feel about replacing a hip that clearly should’ve been replaced many years ago.

For those wondering why the general manager of Raw needs to procure his own health insurance: well, I’m on a handshake deal. I do the job as long as I enjoy it and feel like I am making a difference, and I do it as long as WWE is happy with me and thinks I’m the best person for the role. No contract involved at all, except for the legends deal, which is strictly about merchandise. For those wondering why I just don’t pay out-of-pocket, well it’s a $60,000 operation, and I am going to look at some other options before I shell out 60K for an operation. Maybe I will concentrate on landing a couple of TV or film roles and get the far superior AFTRA insurance to take care of the operation. I probably should not be talking about it at all – but the word is out there, and I feel like I owe people an explanation.

Luckily, I am used to the constant pain – and it’s not like I wasn’t warned by almost every guy in the wrestling business that the moves I was doing as a younger man were going to come back to haunt me. Well, they’re haunting me! The weight-loss has helped considerably; without it, and the DDP yoga, I don’t believe I could even get through airports. But the constant travel means constant pain. I love being the Raw GM, and I will miss it when it’s gone. But my quality of life will probably improve when Stephanie and WWE decide to go in a new direction.

Thank you for your prayers and concern. I am coming off an amazing December, during which I created some memories that I know I will hold onto for a lifetime. I know a lot of people don’t get my whole Santa thing. I can only tell you that when that red suit goes on, the very best part of me comes out, and I do some things I am very proud of each December. I had wanted most of December off, but I had made a commitment to the Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital, and it meant a lot to me to fulfill that commitment. Then Mr. McMahon said something to me about a shark cage in question with Chris Jericho suspended above it, and I knew I had to be at that Raw. I missed Monday’s raw. I should be back for almost every episode until that moment comes when/if the company decides to go in a different direction. If they do, I will simply be grateful for every single day I had a chance to go out and try to make a difference. Some nights I was more successful than others. But deep down I think the superstars in the back know I was doing my best to look out for them – and they know that has not always the case when it comes to the people who fill these roles.

With or without a new hip I’m going to lead a good life. The medical sciences out there to help me lead a life with far less pain. I hope that I am given the opportunity to take advantage of the new technology. Maybe some enterprising orthopedic specialist can think outside the box and look at me as a potential poster-boy for their services. If The Rock can sell tires, then I have to believe I can sell hip replacements.

Have a nice day.

Backstage Update On Undertakers Injury – Tells Fans He’s Done With Wrestling

I dAs reported, Undertaker was seen using crutches when he posed for some fan photo’s last week. Based on reports from PWInsider.com, Undertaker recently had hip surgery which would explain why he was using crutches.

An interesting note is that Undertaker has been reportedly telling people that he is done wrestling. But this isn’t new, he’s done this before prior to his return for WrestleMania.

Undertaker was last seen on WWE programming facing Shane McMahon within a Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 32.