• “I was the Bret Hart of Transitional Champions” – WWF Legend
On the latest episode of his weekly ‘Foley Is Pod’ podcast, WWF Legend Mick Foley stated that he feels like he’s the best ‘transitional champion’ of all time.
He was referring to his 3 runs as WWF World Heavyweight Champion, that were all fairly short.
Here’s what Mick had to say:
“There was a lot of pressure on the champion, pressure that I didn’t feel because I was a transitional champion.
I’ll argue that I was the greatest, I was the Bret Hart of transitional champions, right? The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
But I never had to carry the company on my back, whereas Shawn was.”
After wrestling for many different promotions like World Championship Wrestling (WCW), World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW/later USWA Texas), Eastern Championship Wrestling / Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) & several others, he joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1996 and officially retired in 2000, despite coming out of retirement several times in 2004, 2006, 2007 & 2009.
During his WWF career, Foley wrestled as Mankind, Cactus Jack, Dude Love and as himself, but only won the WWF Championship as Mankind.
His 3 reigns lasted from January 4th 1999 (airdate) to January 24th 1999, from January 31st 1999 (airdate) to February 15th 1999, and (last & also the shortest) from August 22nd 1999 until the next day on August 23rd 1999.
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• WWE Hall of Famer Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 53rd birthday of WWE Hall of Famer Chris Von Erich (Real name: Chris Adkisson).
Chris was the youngest and smallest son of Fritz Von Erich, but also wanted to become a Professional Wrestler like his brothers Kerry, Kevin, David & Mike.
In 2009, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by long-time friend of the family “Freebird” Michael “P.S.” Hayes.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
September 30, 1969 – September 12, 1991