Mick Foley Wants to See Braun Strowman and Ruby Riott in AEW After Their WWE Release

Published 06/03/2021, 10:24 AM EDT

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has opened up on the shocking WWE releases this Wednesday (June 2). The releases sent the entire WWE Universe into a chaotic frenzy.


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Foley was initially busy with his A&E biography series; hence, he could not react as promptly as others. However, he soon reacted to two particular Superstars’ releases.

First, Foley spoke about the one-half of Riott Squad aka Ruby Riott.


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For her, he firmly believed that “the best is yet to come.” The Hardcore legend then shifted his attention to former WWE Universal Champion Braun Strowman.

Although he was initially surprised, Foley seemed affirmative that Strowman would end up in AEW in no time.

The Strowman release is particularly surprising,” Foley wrote.

But I’m guessing Braun can write his own ticket for anywhere he’d like to work. A fired up Strowman would seem like a can’t miss signing for AEW.

Many fans noted that Strowman previously said he would not work for another company.

“I know Braun has spoken of never working for another company – but unless he’s set for life at age 37, he might want to explore his options,” Foley clarified in a later tweet.

Strowman and Foley came face to face multiple times, especially when Foley was the RAW General Manager back in 2016-2017.

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Apart from Mick Foley, a plethora of WWE superstars and personnel reacted to the release

In most cases, existing WWE superstars keep silent when a Superstar is released, unless they share some personal connection.

However, the shock factor of Wednesday’s releases led many Superstars to go beyond their character and react.

Some of the very first Superstars to react were the tag team partners of Lana and Ruby Riott. Naomi and Liv Morgan respectively extended their support.

Former Women’s Tag Team Champions Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, and Women’s Champion Sasha Banks extended their condolences to Ruby Riott.

Billie wrote, I became very close with @RubyRiottWWE over the past year and I’m so grateful to call her a friend. She has the absolute biggest heart ever and is an absolute star. Love you.”

Former WWE United States Champion, Current AEW TNT Champion, and Lana’s husband Miro took a jibe at WWE as he said, “You can’t soar with the eagles if you’re hanging with the turkeys.”

Former WWE personnel Renee Young and CM Punk criticized WWE over their mismanagement.

Aleister Black’s friends Mustafa Ali, Ricochet, and Strowman’s friend Mojo shared their thoughts with throwback pictures.


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Do you think Riott and Strowman would end up in AEW? Sound off in the comments below.


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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.