History Awesome / MickFoley

16th Apr '18 6:41:40 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* An often forgotten one happened at the 1999 Summerslam where he won the world title for a third and final time from Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (Wrestling/TripleH was also in the match.) While Austin had lost a handful of matches since his first title victory, it was usually by either disqualification or by getting screwed (usually by the [=McMahons=]). Foley became the first wrestler since Wrestlemania XIV to CLEANLY pin Austin. He lost the belt the next night to Wrestling/TripleH, but the moment stands.
* His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnqHCvoqVkA punching out of Bubba the Love Sponge]]. Seeing how Bubba was the CreatorsPet of Wrestling/{{TNA}}, it just made it that much sweeter.

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* An often forgotten one happened at the 1999 Summerslam where he won the world title for a third and final time from Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin (Wrestling/TripleH was also in the match.) While Austin had lost a handful of matches since his first title victory, it was usually by either disqualification or by getting screwed (usually by the [=McMahons=]). Foley became the first wrestler since Wrestlemania XIV to CLEANLY pin Austin. He lost the belt the next night to Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/TripleH,[[note]]Apparently WWE wanted to put the belt on Triple H but Austin flatly refused to put Trips over, while being willing to do it for Foley, which says quite a lot actually.[[/note]] but the moment stands.
* His [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnqHCvoqVkA punching out of Bubba the Love Sponge]]. Seeing how Bubba was the CreatorsPet of Wrestling/{{TNA}}, Wrestling/{{TNA}} (and a colossal real-life JerkAss), it just made it that much sweeter.
4th Apr '18 4:49:22 PM nombretomado
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* A couple weeks before ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 2000'', Vince decides to have the scheduled main event for ''WrestleMania'' (a triple threat between Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/TheBigShow, and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for the WWF Championship) free on ''Raw''. The match commences with Triple H just barely squeezing out a victory but happy he doesn't have to compete at ''[=WrestleMania=]'' now. Then, [=Linda McMahon=] comes out and declares that Triple will instead compete in a Fatal Four Way elimination match against Rock, Big Show,... and Mick Foley. The crowd becomes positively unglued as Foley comes out and beats the crap out of Triple H and Big Show and hoists the WWE Title high above his head.

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* A couple weeks before ''Wrestling/{{WrestleMania}} 2000'', Vince decides to have the scheduled main event for ''WrestleMania'' ''[=WrestleMania=]'' (a triple threat between Wrestling/TripleH, Wrestling/TheBigShow, and [[Wrestling/DwayneJohnson The Rock]] for the WWF Championship) free on ''Raw''. The match commences with Triple H just barely squeezing out a victory but happy he doesn't have to compete at ''[=WrestleMania=]'' now. Then, [=Linda McMahon=] comes out and declares that Triple will instead compete in a Fatal Four Way elimination match against Rock, Big Show,... and Mick Foley. The crowd becomes positively unglued as Foley comes out and beats the crap out of Triple H and Big Show and hoists the WWE Title high above his head.
11th Mar '18 6:36:11 PM smasll_lordvoice
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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.

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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), [[ThrowItIn 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.
10th Mar '18 4:00:24 PM nombretomado
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** 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/MontrealScrewjob the Montreal Screwjob]], 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]]

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** 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.Wiki/TheOtherWiki. The first is [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob the Montreal Screwjob]], 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]]
1st Mar '18 7:34:47 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Even though Triple H won the match (barely), Cactus Jack still came out looking like the most dangerous man alive. After ''kicking out'' of the Pedigree (one of the most-protected finishers in WWE), Triple H gave Jack another one ''face first onto thumbtacks'' before pinning him for 3 and practically collapsing. Completely incapable of gloating over his exhausting victory, the champion practically ''crawled'' out of the ring, his panicked wife Stephanie rushing to his side and helping him onto a stretcher to be taken for medical help. Then [[EnemyRisingBehind Cactus Jack rose up like some kind of unstoppable monster]], shoved his way through the staff, grabbed the stretched and ran it back against the side of the ring, as if everything Triple H had done to him was nothing more than a slap on the wrist. ''Don't cross Mrs Foley's baby boy.'' Even if you win, you'll ''lose!''

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*** Even though Triple H won the match (barely), Cactus Jack still came out looking like the most dangerous man alive. After ''kicking out'' of the Pedigree (one of the most-protected finishers in WWE), Triple H gave Jack another one ''face first onto thumbtacks'' before pinning him for 3 and practically collapsing. Completely incapable of gloating over his exhausting victory, the champion practically ''crawled'' out of the ring, his panicked wife Stephanie rushing to his side and helping him onto a stretcher to be taken for medical help. Then [[EnemyRisingBehind Cactus Jack rose up like some kind of unstoppable monster]], shoved his way through the staff, grabbed the stretched stretcher and ran it back against the side of the ring, as if everything Triple H had done to him was nothing more than a slap on the wrist. ''Don't cross Mrs Foley's baby boy.'' Even if you win, you'll ''lose!''
1st Mar '18 7:32:49 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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*** Even though Triple H won the match (barely), Cactus Jack still came out looking like the most dangerous man alive. After ''kicking out'' of the Pedigree (one of the most-protected finishers in WWE), Triple H gave Jack another one ''face first onto thumbtacks'' before pinning him for 3 and practically collapsing. Completely incapable of gloating over his exhausting victory, the champion practically ''crawled'' out of the ring, his panicked wife Stephanie rushing to his side and helping him onto a stretcher to be taken for medical help. Then [[EnemyRisingBehind Cactus Jack rose up like some kind of unstoppable monster]], shoved his way through the staff, grabbed the stretched and ran it back against the side of the ring, as if everything Triple H had done to him was nothing more than a slap on the wrist. ''Don't cross Mrs Foley's baby boy.'' Even if you win, you'll ''lose!''
24th Feb '18 1:32:36 PM nombretomado
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* Tearing the WWE a new one after the anti-climatic finish to RoyalRumble 2014, which didn't feature 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'':

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* Tearing the WWE a new one after the anti-climatic finish to RoyalRumble Wrestling/RoyalRumble 2014, which didn't feature 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'':
9th Feb '18 2:48:39 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* Cactus Jack vs Triple H at the ''Royal Rumble 2000.'' Mick Foley vs Randy Orton at ''Backlash 2004.'' Mick Foley vs Edge at ''Wrestlemania 22.'' Even though he lost all three matches, Mick is the ''poster child'' for what it means to "put an opponent over". When WWE wanted to give a up-and-coming star serious badass credibility, they'd put him in a hardcore feud against Michael Francis Foley. They'd enter the ring as boys and leave as battered, bloodied, scarred '''men.'''
22nd Jan '18 1:41:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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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, Wrestling/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.
28th Dec '17 3:36:29 PM DemonSharkKisame
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** 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]]

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** 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, [[Wrestling/MontrealScrewjob the Montreal Screwjob]], 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]]
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