May 20 2014, 12:11am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
Wrestling star Mick Foley is set to make an announcement about his future on his official Facebook page.
Foley wrote a series of posts on the popular social media site hinting at the announcement which he will make on May 20 at 5 p.m. ET:
"After giving the matter much thought, I have come to an important decision regarding my future. I know that not everyone will agree with, or support the decision, but I do hope the decision will be respected.
"I will make the announcement on Tuesday afternoon.
"950K RIGHT HERE on Facebook.
"Next stop, 1 million! There is now way I would have predicted this a year ago when I had less than 50,000 likes. Thanks to all of you who think enough of my posts to share like and comment.
"As most of you can tell, my page is a little different than the ones you see in the WWE universe -- when a superstar can have millions of likes, without personally posting anything.
"I will still trying my best to find the right combination of the serious, the surreal, the humorous -- as well as honest insights and opinions...And the occasional self-promotional post that you have come to know and love.
"Look for a major announcement from me -- concerning an important decision I've had to make -- in 24 hours, 5 pm EST, here on my Facebook page. Thank you for your patience."
Aside from being a wrestler and best-selling author, Foley is also a stand-up comedian. Bleacher Report's Ryan Dilbert wrote more about Foley's latest venture in his Feb. 2013 piece.
"2013 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Mick Foley has follwed up his career of theater and violence as a pro wrestler with the less physically demanding world of stand-up comedy.
"Foley's strikingly diverse resume includes stints as a children's author, voice actor, radio host, activist, WWE champion and most recently, stand-up comedian. From Ohio to Australia, Foley has traveled the world, jokes in hand.
"He won't challenge Patton Oswalt or Katt Williams as America's best comedian, but he's a solid performer with a good sense of comic timing."
However, it still remains unclear whether the much-awaited announcement has anything to do with his endeavor as a stand-up comedian.
Nonetheless, Foley discussed his stand-up comedy routine in an interview with Vic Schiavone on In Your Head Wrestling Radio (via LordsOfPain.net).
"It is a wrestling-centered story-telling show, but it's accessible to non-fans as well. For wrestling fans, there's no need to worry about me embarrassing myself with set-ups and punch lines, and for non-fans, they'll have a much better time than they're expecting.
"If they're dragged against they're will by a loved one, they will end up having a very good time."
Poch de la Rosa
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