History Awesome / MickFoley

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''"
28th Dec '16 6:46:00 AM Morgenthaler
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Thanks to being a {{Badass}} {{Determinator}} and still being a hell of a NiceGuy, Mick has more Awesome moments than a normal wrestler could dream about.

* Many, many insanely brutal matches, too many to count. There was just something incredibly {{Badass}} about how Mick Foley could have tacks sticking out of him, blood running down his face, clothing torn and ripped and be smiling like a '''lunatic''' that made you wanna get up out of your seat and cheer. Or at the very least think: "There goes the toughest son of a bitch that ever lived."

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Thanks to being a {{Badass}} badass {{Determinator}} and still being a hell of a NiceGuy, Mick has more Awesome moments than a normal wrestler could dream about.

* Many, many insanely brutal matches, too many to count. There was just something incredibly {{Badass}} badass about how Mick Foley could have tacks sticking out of him, blood running down his face, clothing torn and ripped and be smiling like a '''lunatic''' that made you wanna get up out of your seat and cheer. Or at the very least think: "There goes the toughest son of a bitch that ever lived."
15th Oct '16 10:58:52 AM erforce
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* His appearance, which he voiced himself, on ''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 ''CelebrityDeathmatch'' ''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!!''
5th Oct '16 12:28:20 PM bt8257
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybuIy0wKXk His first WWF/E championship win on December 29th.]] To quote MichaelCole, "Mankind did it! '''Mick Foley''' did it!" Take into account the sarcastic comment on Nitro (Tony Schiavone flippantly remarked "that's gonna put butts in seats"), and right after Foley's match WCW fans saw the FingerpokeOfDoom. That Foley's win happened on the night their biggest competition dropped the ball (they never recovered and would be buried two years later) is the cherry on the cake.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KybuIy0wKXk His first WWF/E championship win on December 29th.]] To quote MichaelCole, "Mankind did it! '''Mick Foley''' did it!" Take into account the sarcastic comment on Nitro (Tony Schiavone flippantly remarked "that's gonna put butts in seats"), and right after Foley's match WCW fans saw the FingerpokeOfDoom.FingerPokeOfDoom. That Foley's win happened on the night their biggest competition dropped the ball (they never recovered and would be buried two years later) is the cherry on the cake.
25th Sep '16 6:44:10 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** The debut is so famous that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPgO0itM02s it was recreated word-for-word, image-for-image]] in ''WWE '13''.

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*** The debut is so famous that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPgO0itM02s [[https://youtu.be/t4E9bgHQxgE?t=144 it was recreated almost word-for-word, image-for-image]] image-for-image]][[note]]aside from the removal of Wrestling/{{Chyna}}, who was [[UnPerson not popular with the WWE]] at the time the game was released[[/note]] in ''WWE '13''.
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