• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (January 13, 2000) – Mick Foley Confronts Triple H
During an episode of WWF SmackDown! that aired on this day in 2000, “Mankind” Mick Foley confronted WWF World Heavyweight Champion Triple H, who was in the ring with a fake Mankind (portrayed by Mideon).
This famous segment featured the comeback of Foley’s ‘Cactus Jack’ character.
You can watch it here:
• WWE Looking To Sign The World’s Strongest Man
Professional Wrestling has a rich history in bringing in legitimate strong men who competed in ‘World Strongest Man’ contests, just like Bill Kazmaier (WCW), Mark Henry (WWF), Ken Patera (AWA / WWF), Great Antonio (NJPW), Nathan Jones (WWE), Jon Andersen (NJPW) & most recently Braun Strowman (WWE).
During a recent interview with The Mirror, World’s Strongest Man 2017 competition winner Eddie Hall revealed that WWE is interested in signing him. Below is what he said:
“I’ve won the World’s Strongest Man and that was my main goal. If I were to go back now, it was so stressful and I put a lot of pressure on my body to win it. I’m only 6ft 3ins and I achieved a bodyweight of 440lbs, and to put it blank, if I stay at that weight for so long, I’m going to kill myself.
We’ve been approached by WWE and it’s something we’ll look at. But I’m doing so well with all the appearances, endorsements, and all the potential TV work coming my way so I’m just biding my time. Me and my manager are just going to pick the best option and go from there.”