History Awesome / MickFoley

16th Oct '17 5:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* Tearing the WWE a new one after the anti-climatic finish to RoyalRumble 2014, which didn't feature DanielBryan as one of the surprise participants despite numerous hints in the week building up to the PPV, the crowd chanting for him throughout the ''whole night'' and Bryan being the ''most over wrestler since Stone Cold in 1998.'' Foley summed up his frustrations, tweeting an ArmorPiercingQuestion to the WWE that was retweeted over 20,000 times within ''24 hours'':

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* Tearing the WWE a new one after the anti-climatic finish to RoyalRumble 2014, which didn't feature DanielBryan Wrestling/DanielBryan as one of the surprise participants despite numerous hints in the week building up to the PPV, the crowd chanting for him throughout the ''whole night'' and Bryan being the ''most over wrestler since Stone Cold in 1998.'' Foley summed up his frustrations, tweeting an ArmorPiercingQuestion to the WWE that was retweeted over 20,000 times within ''24 hours'':
22nd Sep '17 2:24:32 PM xk98x
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* His hardcore match against Randy Orton at Backlash 2004 was truly something special. Foley accomplished two important goals that night; putting over the up-and-coming Orton and looking great in defeat, and reminding the fans what it means to own the title of "The Hardcore Legend."
27th Aug '17 1:21:28 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* His famous Hell in a Cell match against Wrestling/TheUndertaker from Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1998 may be one of the all-time greatest examples of looking strong in defeat. If this isn't HeroicResolve, ''nothing is''. The guy took so much punishment (both scripted ''and'' accidental), he got carried out of the ring on a stretcher...and then ''got up and kept wrestling despite his injuries.'' This happened ''twice''. Then, after the match, he refused to go to the hospital so he could stay for the championship match. There is a reason the fans believe Mick Foley is indestructible.
** To be specific: the moment we get the shot in the entrance aisle of Mick climbing off the stretcher, fighting off officials and climbing back on the cell is one of the most spine-tingling moments in [=WWE=] history.
** In case you were underestimating his injuries, he was thrown off the steel cage, which is several meters tall, into a table. After several minutes of trying to wheel him away on a stretcher, he stands up, climbs the steel cage and is promptly THROWN THROUGH THE ROOF OF THE CAGE onto the mat. Though seriously injured (and with one of his teeth visible, sticking out of his nose), he fought Undertaker to a standstill and covered the mat in tacks before being dropped onto said tacks by the Undertaker and writhing in pain for MINUTES. And he STILL refused to go to the hospital. Indestructible, indeed.
** Even more awesome was later than night during the "First Blood" match between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Foley ''CAME BACK'' one last time, limping a bit, chair in hand, seeming to be ready to help Kane. Austin still beat him down, but then when Undertaker came back to attack him as did Austin, both with chairs, Foley [[DeadlyDodging ducked outta the way]], costing Austin the match in the process.
** To drive the point home, The Undertaker was extremely reluctant about the first stunt, and in an unused camera shot (that has been released in segments that talk about the match) you can see that, for perhaps the only time in his career, 'Taker actually ''[[{{Kayfabe}} broke character]]'' when he saw Foley coming back down the aisle, staring through the cage with a 'WTF?' look on his face. Then there was getting up after the second, completely unplanned, far more damaging fall through the cell. How bad was that fall? The Undertaker has said that after Mick fell through the cage, Taker thought he had actually killed him.
** How brutal was this match? Vince [=McMahon=] personally spoke to Mick after the match and told him ''"Mick, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you just did, but [[EveryoneHasStandards I never want to see that again.]]"''[[note]]According to an interview with Wrestling/PaulBearer, Vince didn't even want Mick to do the first cage spot and Mick had to convince him to allow it.[[/note]]
** And how ''famous'' was this match? There are only ''two'' individual WWF/E wrestling matches (not events, ''matches'') to get [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Undertaker_vs._Mankind their own page]] on TheOtherWiki. The first is Wrestling/TheMontrealScrewjob, which is more for being controversial than awesome. The other one is, [[CaptainObvious obviously,]] this one.[[note]]There are 2 more from outside WWE, but they were the FingerpokeOfDoom and the [[Wrestling/NewJack Mass Transit Incident]], neither of which are remembered even ''remotely'' fondly.[[/note]]



* His famous Hell in a Cell match against Wrestling/TheUndertaker from Wrestling/KingOfTheRing 1998 may be one of the all-time greatest examples of looking strong in defeat. If this isn't HeroicResolve, ''nothing is''. The guy took so much punishment (both scripted ''and'' accidental), he got carried out of the ring on a stretcher...and then ''got up and kept wrestling despite his injuries.'' This happened ''twice''. Then, after the match, he refused to go to the hospital so he could stay for the championship match. There is a reason the fans believe Mick Foley is indestructible.
** To be specific: the moment we get the shot in the entrance aisle of Mick climbing off the stretcher, fighting off officials and climbing back on the cell is one of the most spine-tingling moments in [=WWE=] history.
** In case you were underestimating his injuries, he was thrown off the steel cage, which is several meters tall, into a table. After several minutes of trying to wheel him away on a stretcher, he stands up, climbs the steel cage and is promptly THROWN THROUGH THE ROOF OF THE CAGE onto the mat. Though seriously injured (and with one of his teeth visible, sticking out of his nose), he fought Undertaker to a standstill and covered the mat in tacks before being dropped onto said tacks by the Undertaker and writhing in pain for MINUTES. And he STILL refused to go to the hospital. Indestructible, indeed.
** Even more awesome was later than night during the "First Blood" match between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Foley ''CAME BACK'' one last time, limping a bit, chair in hand, seeming to be ready to help Kane. Austin still beat him down, but then when Undertaker came back to attack him as did Austin, both with chairs, Foley [[DeadlyDodging ducked outta the way]], costing Austin the match in the process.
** To drive the point home, The Undertaker was extremely reluctant about the first stunt, and in an unused camera shot (that has been released in segments that talk about the match) you can see that, for perhaps the only time in his career, 'Taker actually ''[[{{Kayfabe}} broke character]]'' when he saw Foley coming back down the aisle, staring through the cage with a 'WTF?' look on his face. Then there was getting up after the second, completely unplanned, far more damaging fall through the cell. How bad was that fall? The Undertaker has said that after Mick fell through the cage, Taker thought he had actually killed him.
** How brutal was this match? Vince [=McMahon=] personally spoke to Mick after the match and told him ''"Mick, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you just did, but [[EveryoneHasStandards I never want to see that again.]]"''[[note]]According to an interview with Wrestling/PaulBearer, Vince didn't even want Mick to do the first cage spot and Mick had to convince him to allow it.[[/note]]
15th Jul '17 3:54:55 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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6th Jun '17 7:45:29 PM PaulA
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* His appearance, which he voiced himself, on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where he fought and killed ErnestHemingway! On top of that, he ends his night in the Deathmatch arena with a death drop ''from the arena ceiling'', which he had just headbutted his way through, taking out the entire ring, along with Mills Lane, [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] and the dead remains of [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]]. The way he kills Hemingway deserves special mention - he uses his Mr. Socko/Mandible Claw attack to ''TEAR THE JAW OFF HEMINGWAY'S SKULL!!''

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* His appearance, which he voiced himself, on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where he fought and killed ErnestHemingway! Creator/ErnestHemingway! On top of that, he ends his night in the Deathmatch arena with a death drop ''from the arena ceiling'', which he had just headbutted his way through, taking out the entire ring, along with Mills Lane, [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] and the dead remains of [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]]. The way he kills Hemingway deserves special mention - he uses his Mr. Socko/Mandible Claw attack to ''TEAR THE JAW OFF HEMINGWAY'S SKULL!!''
26th Apr '17 11:36:52 AM bt8257
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** In his book Foley Is Good, Mick gives a lot of credit to Triple H for how he reacted to Cactus Jack's return: if Triple H had laughed it off, the angle would have been dead before it got started. But by selling it as if Death Incarnate was coming to ringside, the angle ended up becoming the stuff of legends.
** Merely calling the subsequent Street Fight at the Royal Rumble "awesome" is ''massively'' underselling it. To put it bluntly, this was the match that ''made'' Triple H and legitimised him as a top-tier performer. Years on, many still consider it the best match The Game has ''ever'' been in, thanks to the incredible work both men put in.

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** In his book Foley ''Foley Is Good, Good'', Mick gives a lot of credit to Triple H for how he reacted to Cactus Jack's return: if Triple H had laughed it off, the angle would have been dead before it got started. But by selling it as if Death Incarnate was coming to ringside, the angle ended up becoming the stuff of legends.
** Merely calling the subsequent Street Fight at the Royal Rumble "awesome" is ''massively'' underselling it. To put it bluntly, this was the match that ''made'' Triple H and legitimised legitimized him as a top-tier performer. Years on, many still consider it the best match The Game has ''ever'' been in, thanks to the incredible work both men put in.



** To drive the point home, TheUndertaker was extremely reluctant about the first stunt, and in an unused camera shot (that has been released in segments that talk about the match) you can see that, for perhaps the only time in his career, 'Taker actually ''[[{{Kayfabe}} broke character]]'' when he saw Foley coming back down the aisle, staring through the cage with a 'WTF?' look on his face. Then there was getting up after the second, completely unplanned, far more damaging fall through the cell. How bad was that fall? The Undertaker has said that after Mick fell through the cage, Taker thought he had actually killed him.

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** To drive the point home, TheUndertaker The Undertaker was extremely reluctant about the first stunt, and in an unused camera shot (that has been released in segments that talk about the match) you can see that, for perhaps the only time in his career, 'Taker actually ''[[{{Kayfabe}} broke character]]'' when he saw Foley coming back down the aisle, staring through the cage with a 'WTF?' look on his face. Then there was getting up after the second, completely unplanned, far more damaging fall through the cell. How bad was that fall? The Undertaker has said that after Mick fell through the cage, Taker thought he had actually killed him.



* His appearance, which he voiced himself, on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where he fought and killed ErnestHemingway! On top of that, he ends his night in the Deathmatch arena with a death drop ''from the arena ceiling'', which he had just headbutted his way through, taking out the entire ring, along with Mills Lane, [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] and the dead remains of [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]]. The way he kills Hemingway deserves special mention - he uses his Mr. Socko/Mandible Claw attack to ''TEAR THE JAW OFF HEMINGWAYS SKULL!!''

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* His appearance, which he voiced himself, on ''WesternAnimation/CelebrityDeathmatch'' where he fought and killed ErnestHemingway! On top of that, he ends his night in the Deathmatch arena with a death drop ''from the arena ceiling'', which he had just headbutted his way through, taking out the entire ring, along with Mills Lane, [[Music/{{Metallica}} James Hetfield]] and the dead remains of [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]]. The way he kills Hemingway deserves special mention - he uses his Mr. Socko/Mandible Claw attack to ''TEAR THE JAW OFF HEMINGWAYS HEMINGWAY'S SKULL!!''
23rd Mar '17 5:31:44 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** Merely calling the subsequent Street Fight at the Royal Rumble "awesome" is ''massively'' underselling it. To put it bluntly, this was the match that ''made'' Triple H and legitimised him as a top-tier performer. Years on, many still consider it the best match The Game has ''ever'' been in, thanks to the incredible work both men put in.



** Even more awesome was later than night during the "First Blood" match between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Foley ''CAME BACK'' one last time, limping a slight bit, chair in hand, seeming to be ready to help Kane. But Austin still beat him down, but then when Undertaker came back to attack him as did Austin, both with chairs, Foley ducked outta the way, costing Austin the match in the process.

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** Even more awesome was later than night during the "First Blood" match between Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin and Wrestling/{{Kane}}, Foley ''CAME BACK'' one last time, limping a slight bit, chair in hand, seeming to be ready to help Kane. But Austin still beat him down, but then when Undertaker came back to attack him as did Austin, both with chairs, Foley [[DeadlyDodging ducked outta the way, way]], costing Austin the match in the process.
19th Mar '17 1:17:27 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** How brutal was this match? Vince [=McMahon=] personally spoke to Mick after the match and told him ''"Mick, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you just did, but [[EveryoneHasStandards I never want to see that again.]]"''

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** How brutal was this match? Vince [=McMahon=] personally spoke to Mick after the match and told him ''"Mick, you have no idea how much I appreciate what you just did, but [[EveryoneHasStandards I never want to see that again.]]"'']]"''[[note]]According to an interview with Wrestling/PaulBearer, Vince didn't even want Mick to do the first cage spot and Mick had to convince him to allow it.[[/note]]
15th Mar '17 8:21:15 PM HurricaneChris
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--> '''Mankind''': [[CatchPhrase HAVE A NICE DAY!!!]] *tears Hemingway's jaw clean off, causing his brain and eyeballs to fall out of his skull*

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--> '''Mankind''': [[CatchPhrase HAVE A NICE DAY!!!]] *tears Hemingway's jaw clean off, causing his brain and eyeballs to fall out of his skull*skull*
* For weeks, if not months, people had been seriously bothered by how willing Foley was to bow to Wrestling/StephanieMcMahon's desires and directives, as it seemed to indicate that he'd lost his spine and his charisma. Thus, his decision to stand up to her -- in epic fashion, no less -- on the 3/13/17 edition of ''Raw'' was ''immensely'' satisfying. Toward the start of the show, Stephanie had tasked Foley with the duty of firing one member of the ''Raw'' roster, a mere three weeks before ''Wrestling/WrestleMania''. After agonizing over it for the whole show, during the closing segment, he revealed he had, in fact, come up with a name. That name? ''[[DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu Stephanie McMahon]]''. Stephanie thought he was tired, then grew angry when he was clearly hellbent on pointing out that [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech she, and no one else, was responsible for bringing down the show]]. At one point, Stephanie even tried to cut him off to deliver one of her signature emasculating tirades, but Foley then cut ''her'' off, shouting, "I WILL NOT BE SILENCED!" It came down to Wrestling/TripleH himself coming out to the ring to deal with Foley. And even then, every point Triple H made, Foley argued right back ("You want to go back to traveling the world and telling stories of a broken-down man?" "Maybe! After all, I LOVE traveling the world and telling my stories!") Ultimately, however, HHH would silence Foley by using his own grown children against him (Dewey being part of Creative in Stamford and Noelle with her aspirations to be a wrestler) and terminating them in addition to him, then order him out of the ring. But on his way out, Foley stopped, reached down, and when HHH approached to push him along, he spun around and grabbed HHH in the [[FinishingMove Mandible Claw]]. He ultimately would not emerge on top in that segment (thanks to a timely [[GroinAttack low blow]] by Stephanie), but it was nevertheless ''extremely'' cathartic to watch him stand up to the Authority after all those months.
30th Dec '16 9:58:48 PM nombretomado
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** Foley's catchphrase during his first two title reigns, in the face of TheRock and Vince's desperate scramble to try and get the title back from him. "I am the World Wrestling Federation Champion... ''until I'm NOT''"

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** Foley's catchphrase during his first two title reigns, in the face of TheRock Wrestling/TheRock and Vince's desperate scramble to try and get the title back from him. "I am the World Wrestling Federation Champion... ''until I'm NOT''"
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