I became a wrestling fan back in my teens. Those were the days when the Rockers were still a team and every girl wanted to be Miss Elizabeth. I drifted away for a bit, but picked watching back up during what is known as the attitude era. Then I had two boys – both wrestling fans, especially the oldest who is now 22. What that breaks down to: if you visit my house, there is a good chance wrestling is playing on the television. Between Raw, Smackdown, NXT, and the WWE Network there is always something to watch.
Holy Foley is a realty show based on Mick Foley and his family in their everyday life that airs on the WWE network. Season one just ended. A second season has not yet been announced.
If you are any sort of a wrestling fan, you have to love at least one of Mick Foley’s personas. Personally I like them all. The idea of seeing what his life is like outside of wrestling was appealing. I already knew his rag to riches story that is inspirational to so many of his followers. This was like the icing on the cake – an inside view of what he had actually obtained from all of his hard work.
Mick Foley is married to the lovely Colette and has four children – three sons and a daughter. The show includes all of his family but revolves more around his daughter, Noelle, and her pursuit of a wrestling career.
There have been mixed reviews about the series, but I think it is worth your time to watch. Here’s why…
It is Inspirational!
In an effort to support his daughter in her attempt to fulfil her dream of being a wrestler, Mick begins a healthy living program. If you watch Raw, where Mr. Foley is currently the general manager, you have seen the results. He looks amazing! I have to say it has had an impact on my family as well. We have begun our own quest to be healthier. Although probably not as intense as one for an up and coming wrestler, it is still a change for the better.
I love Noelle. She has a dream and she is chasing it with a smile on her face. I think that could be part of her persona by the way – the girl that always smiles is pure awesomesauce. I was a little sad after the last episode of season one, but I hope she keeps up her training. I would love to see her with the WWE Women’s title around her waist.
If we are talking inspirational, I have to mention this former model. She’s gorgeous and strong. Raising four kids with a husband who has long odd hours isn’t easy. I think a lot of people could take a few tips from this lady.
If you have the chance, give the show a try and not just one episode. I think you’ll see all the good things this family has to offer.
If you are wondering if Mick Foley is really as nice as he appears, I can confirm he is. I had the honour of meeting him at Hamilton ComiCon in October 2016. He even has one of my books! I know Mick and Noelle are appearing at Toronto ComiCon this March and I hope to have the chance to meet him again. If you have the chance to talk with either of them in person, grab it – you won’t be sorry. #starsworthmeeting
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