• Mick Foley Recalls Telling The 2 Biggest Lies Of His Life Before Hell in a Cell Match With The Undertaker
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated’s “Extra Mustard”, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley talked about his Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at the 1998 King of the Ring, telling Vince McMahon two of the biggest lies of his life before that match & more.
Below are the highlights:
On lying to Vince McMahon before his Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker:
“I told Mr. McMahon two of the biggest lies of my life that day. I told him I had been on top of the cell earlier that afternoon, and I told him that I felt completely comfortable up there. Had I gone up there for a walk-through, there would be no twentieth anniversary because I would have realized that getting thrown off was a terrible idea.”
On how that match changed him:
“It was that that made me finally believe in my own mortality. That cleared the way for a very different Mankind character who feuded with and later teamed with The Rock. I was really so caught up in preparation that I didn’t call home before matches, I always called home after matches. I did that on every occasion except for this one, but I thought I had a legitimate excuse for not calling home because I was unconscious. I later heard from WWE agent Dave Hebner, who said my family was very upset. When I did call, I got an earful from my wife, who wasn’t thrilled with my decision-making. I could have used a sympathetic ear, but what I really needed was someone to tell me that I couldn’t continue to do the things I was doing if I wanted to see my children grow.”
On working with Andre the Giant:
“We had a couple of tag matches in Japan in 1991. He was moving slower at the time, but the audience was so respectful. Everything he did got a huge response. It was a great honor to be out there with him, even if it was only for a couple nights.”
• WWE Booking A Farewell Tour For Top WWE Star?
According to DirtySheets.net, WWE officials are booking SmackDown Live Star Daniel Bryan’s current run as a possible ‘farewell tour’ for him as they’re moving ahead with the mindset that Bryan won’t be re-signing with the company.
That’s why they have given away Bryan’s matches with WWE Champion AJ Styles, Samoa Joe (in a triple threat match that also involved Big Cass), United States Champion Jeff Hardy and Team Hell No reunion with Kane in such a short time. This would usually be about one year worth of booking for Bryan.
WWE wants to utilise Bryan as much as they can before his contract expires and if he doesn’t re-sign, then he’d lose to The Miz on his way out of the company.