PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 30: Professional wrestler Mick Foley participates in Wing Bowl 23 on January 30, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Mick Foley Moments That Went Too Far
Thrown Off A Steel Cage
In their 1998 Hell in a Cell match, Undertaker threw Mick Foley’s character Mankind off the top of the cage some 16 feet into the ground below. Foley later admitted that this plummet was his own idea, and although Undertaker had flat-out refused to participate in the stunt, he agreed after Foley’s incessant requests.
Using Dewey For A Promo
Of all the times that Mick Foley used his son Dewey to amp up his wrestling promos, the most notorious was the Cane Dewey promo. Foley had green-lit the fan-held “Cane Dewey” sign ahead of time, and he only saw the error of his ways after his wife explained that it was “advocating the physical abuse of a 3-year old child.”
Taking Out Taker
During their 1996 feud, the Undertaker was supposed to quickly defeat Mankind in their boiler room brawl, but what happened instead was “a finish nobody saw coming,” according to Jim Ross. Mankind had somehow won over Paul Bearer, so the Deadman’s mentor smashed the urn on his protege’s head and gifted the urn to Mankind instead.
Bloody Royal Rumble Match
At the 2000 Royal Rumble, Triple H and Cactus Jack clashed in an ugly no-disqualifications street fight that The Game won when he pedigreed Jack twice on the thumbtacks that Jack himself had scattered all over the ring. However, after the match, Jack chased the stretcher that HHH was being carried away in, and dragged him back into the ring.
Chair Shots To The Head
The notorious “I Quit” match between The Rock and Foley featured the latter receiving 11 chair shots to the head, resulting in blood loss and loss of consciousness. The “I quit” that Foley was heard to shout was recorded during an earlier promo, and regarding this match, Foley tweeted that the two “may have gone a little too far.”