On a recent episode of his weekly ‘Foley Is Pod’ podcast, former WWF Champion Mick Foley spoke about his (in)famous Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker from the WWF King of the Ring 1998 PPV, where he took 2 high risk bumps that – at that point in time – no one else in professional wrestling had taken, and then still managed to finish the match and even get bumped into thumbtacks at the end.
Here’s what Foley had to say about this legendary match:
“I remember thinking ‘No it wasn’t that big a deal because it wasn’t treated like it was in the immediate aftermath’.
I felt that Mankind character was flat, it wasn’t over. I knew when things were working and when they weren’t, I didn’t get the feeling in the aftermath that that match had meant anything and I am glad that I was wrong.”
Mick then explained that in the upcoming weeks after the event, WWF Diva Sable was still way more over than he was:
“I’m not picking on Sable, because she was super over and really deserving of being in the Hall Of Fame. She had about 3 to 4 times the line that I did.
I thought that it was digested and forgotten, digested and spit out and forgotten. Instead, I think in part because there was no social media, it was allowed to grow in stature as time went by.”
During his long, illustrious career, the 2013 WWE Hall of Famer wrestled for several major promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Paul Heyman’s Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (TNA, now IMPACT Wrestling).
His most famous gimmicks were Cactus Jack (WCW, ECW, WWF), Mankind (WWF) and Dude Love (WWF), but he also wrestled as himself quite a bit.
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