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(Buzzfeed)   It's been 16 years since The Undertaker bah gawd broke Mick Foley in half in a Hell in a Cell match. Here are 22 moments from the match where Foley proved he was tougher than shoeleather in that environment   (buzzfeed.com) divider line 37
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2014-06-28 01:26:31 PM  
I just read up on the event and it was confirmed that Foley ended up with several serious injuries from the performance including a dislocated shoulder, concussion and lost teeth.

www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-28 02:36:11 PM  
Bah Gawd trifecta in play?
 
2014-06-28 02:39:54 PM  
When Taker put him through the roof of the cell, he actually thought he had killed Mick Foley
 
2014-06-28 02:46:58 PM  
Mick Foley is either immortal or insane
 
2014-06-28 02:48:05 PM  
The look on Taker's face when he choked slammed him through the roof was priceless.  It was a combination of "farking shiat, what did I just do to this poor guy?" and "Must...not...break...character...".  My all time favorite match.  Man I miss the Attitude Era, I don't care what anyone says.

/Taker vs. Mankind
//Taker vs. Steve Austin
///Rock vs. Mankind
//Every conceivable combination of Taker, Rock, Mankind, and Austin
/farking Epic...
 
2014-06-28 02:50:09 PM  

steamingpile: Mick Foley is either immortal or insane


Mick Foley is neither and both.
 
2014-06-28 02:55:46 PM  
This was the kind of wrestling I grew up with, Mick Foley and hacksaw jim duggan. Don't honestly think I've watched anything since the early 90s - I truly miss that arcade game in the back of a local Circle K, it had a Wrestlemania game and I always played Hacksaw.

Hoooooooo! biatches
 
2014-06-28 03:14:11 PM  
While I will always and forever love the persona of Randy Savage and tell everyone that he is my favorite wrestler, I constantly find myself at some point in time during the day thinking of Mick Foley because of the person he is. I've read every one of his books, I watched him as I grew up and learned to appreciate his persona and work in many, many different perspectives, and feel like, in some strange sense, that he's really been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, but I constantly find myself going beyond just his excellent match work and promos to the charity work he does, the family life he loves to talk about, and what an all around better place the world is simply because this bearded, toothless, sweatpant wearing guy is in it and there isnt a day that goes by that I dont find myself reminded of that.

I know that sometimes its cliche to say that celebrities and athletes are 'role models' because people are really just talking about how they want to be successful like them, but Foley is the type of guy who legitimately is a role model to children and adults, simply because he does the right thing to do, and I find that admirable.
 
2014-06-28 03:25:12 PM  
"That killed him! As God as my witness he is broken in half!! . "
 
2014-06-28 03:25:50 PM  

mooseyfate: The look on Taker's face when he choked slammed him through the roof was priceless.  It was a combination of "farking shiat, what did I just do to this poor guy?" and "Must...not...break...character...".  My all time favorite match.  Man I miss the Attitude Era, I don't care what anyone says.


The top of the cage wasn't actually supposed to break, according to Foley and Funk. Foley was insane, but believe it or not, he wasn't actually insane enough to take a 16 foot fall through a cage and onto a ring. Especially since WWE rings were much less forgiving at the time, due to a mandate from NBC exec Dick Ebersol. They were specifically designed to bounce less, meaning they hurt like hell.

If I'm not mistaken, nobody ever took a bump through the cell ever again. I know Rikishi took that bump off the cell into that bed of hay once, but I don't remember anyone ever repeating that spot.
 
2014-06-28 03:44:57 PM  
I'm not a big wrestling fan, but Mick Foley is pretty awesome. His books are all great reads. Reading them makes you feel the passion he feels for life. And he has a fantastic sense of humor.
 
2014-06-28 03:50:49 PM  

grimlock1972: "That killed him! As God as my witness he is broken in half!! . "


"Will someone stop the damn match already?! ENOUGH'S ENOUGH!"

/my first thought as he went through the cell was "He didn't land on the chair, did he?"
//sure enough, he did
 
2014-06-28 03:50:50 PM  

lacydog: mooseyfate: The look on Taker's face when he choked slammed him through the roof was priceless.  It was a combination of "farking shiat, what did I just do to this poor guy?" and "Must...not...break...character...".  My all time favorite match.  Man I miss the Attitude Era, I don't care what anyone says.

The top of the cage wasn't actually supposed to break, according to Foley and Funk. Foley was insane, but believe it or not, he wasn't actually insane enough to take a 16 foot fall through a cage and onto a ring. Especially since WWE rings were much less forgiving at the time, due to a mandate from NBC exec Dick Ebersol. They were specifically designed to bounce less, meaning they hurt like hell.

If I'm not mistaken, nobody ever took a bump through the cell ever again. I know Rikishi took that bump off the cell into that bed of hay once, but I don't remember anyone ever repeating that spot.


I think maybe he did it again in a match as Cactus Jack against Triple H, though the ring was rigged to take it better that time.
 
2014-06-28 03:53:05 PM  
This is why we need an Historic Wrestling Match, Monster Truck Race, and Harlem Globetrotters Games tab.
 
2014-06-28 03:55:04 PM  

sonnyboy11: I'm not a big wrestling fan, but Mick Foley is pretty awesome. His books are all great reads. Reading them makes you feel the passion he feels for life. And he has a fantastic sense of humor.


I get the feeling a lot of that came from his mother.  She seemed to be a very supporting and encouraging parent who pushed him to try whatever caught his attention(learning German in the middle of whitebread Indiana for example).  That really carried him throughout his life, even landed him a nice looking wife.
 
2014-06-28 04:43:34 PM  
yes 16 years is such a significant anniversary after all, wait for the party after 18 years!
 
2014-06-28 05:04:27 PM  

johnny_vegas: yes 16 years is such a significant anniversary after all, wait for the party after 18 years!


Hey look everyone! It's That Guy!
 
2014-06-28 05:23:19 PM  

JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: I know that sometimes its cliche to say that celebrities and athletes are 'role models' because people are really just talking about how they want to be successful like them, but Foley is the type of guy who legitimately is a role model to children and adults, simply because he does the right thing to do, and I find that admirable.


He's a genuinely good guy... he is one of the very vocal males against sexual violence, too.

That said, he's done some insane things in his career.  I think the handcuffed, unprotected headshots from The Rock (who should never have agreed to it) were far worse than Hell in the Cell, and I couldn't believe what I was watching at the time.

I miss Attitude Era, as well.  It's kind of unwatchable now. Bring back Attitude Era, Linda is never going to win an election in this state so knock off the PG garbage that less and less people like.
 
2014-06-28 05:23:51 PM  
I guess I'll do it, I don't want to but somebody has to.

::grabs mic::
ahem...Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, what is this doing in the Sports Tab
 
2014-06-28 05:26:32 PM  
I stopped watching not long after Mick left.  Right along the time McMahon kids starting getting involved on screen.

Mick Foley was/is awesome.  Watched a biography on him.  He's very interesting.
 
2014-06-28 05:45:28 PM  

That guy on the bike: I guess I'll do it, I don't want to but somebody has to.

::grabs mic::
ahem...Ladies and gentleman, children of all ages, what is this doing in the Sports Tab


You may not want to do that, but I've just GOT to do this...

*Flying headbutt off the cell*  Because Fark you, that's why!
 
2014-06-28 06:01:12 PM  

Beerguy: I just read up on the event and it was confirmed that Foley ended up with several serious injuries from the performance including a dislocated shoulder, concussion and lost teeth.

[www.quickmeme.com image 320x240]


Woah, woah woah with the picture!!!!
 
2014-06-28 06:53:08 PM  

snake_beater: grimlock1972: "That killed him! As God as my witness he is broken in half!! . "

"Will someone stop the damn match already?! ENOUGH'S ENOUGH!"

/my first thought as he went through the cell was "He didn't land on the chair, did he?"
//sure enough, he did


Worse. The chair actually landed on HIM -- hitting him in the face, dislocating his jaw, and knocking him out for a couple seconds. I'm not sure how he actually managed to get up and finish the match.
 
2014-06-28 07:46:12 PM  

serpent_sky: JOHN MCENROE MY CHILDHOOD NEMESIS: I know that sometimes its cliche to say that celebrities and athletes are 'role models' because people are really just talking about how they want to be successful like them, but Foley is the type of guy who legitimately is a role model to children and adults, simply because he does the right thing to do, and I find that admirable.

He's a genuinely good guy... he is one of the very vocal males against sexual violence, too.

That said, he's done some insane things in his career.  I think the handcuffed, unprotected headshots from The Rock (who should never have agreed to it) were far worse than Hell in the Cell, and I couldn't believe what I was watching at the time.

I miss Attitude Era, as well.  It's kind of unwatchable now. Bring back Attitude Era, Linda is never going to win an election in this state so knock off the PG garbage that less and less people like.


For farkers who haven't seen it and care check out the documentary Betond the Mat which highlights that "I quit" match against the Rock. It shows most of the match and the aftermath with Foley. It was so bad Foleys wife and kids had to leave the stands mid match.

Without wcw to compete against the attitude era isnt coming back. Wrasslin was something different 15 years ago. Still watch because FWC.
 
2014-06-28 08:00:11 PM  
And 32 years ago today, the seed was planted when Jimmy Snuka came off the top of the 25ft* steel cage towards a helpless* Bob Backlund.

/* NOT 25 feet
/* NOT helpless, he moved and Snuka splatted
 
2014-06-28 08:04:25 PM  
Go see his stand-up if you can, it's all wrestling related and is very funny
 
2014-06-28 09:09:55 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-28 09:34:15 PM  
You can see the picture of me and Foley in my profile.  It was sad seeing just how slow and beat up he looked, even sitting there was tough for him.  Makes you appreciate the stupid shiat he did all the more.
 
2014-06-28 09:53:40 PM  
BAH GAWD ALMIGHTY, THAT KILLED HIM!!!  AS GAWD AS MAH WITNESS, HE IS BROKEN IN HAAF!  WOULD SOMEBODY STOP THE DAYUM MATCH?  EHOUGH'S ENOUGH!  THE POOR SONOFA, HE'S BROKEN IN HAAF!

Clearly that was JR's finest hour on commentary.
 
2014-06-28 09:59:48 PM  
The match is on youtube in its entirety (at least for the moment). It's still worth watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgYoYTbnPo4
 
2014-06-28 10:01:31 PM  

Misconduc: This was the kind of wrestling I grew up with, Mick Foley and hacksaw jim duggan. Don't honestly think I've watched anything since the early 90s - I truly miss that arcade game in the back of a local Circle K, it had a Wrestlemania game and I always played Hacksaw.

Hoooooooo! biatches


Chris Brown is that you.....
 
2014-06-28 10:07:13 PM  

natural316: Go see his stand-up if you can, it's all wrestling related and is very funny


I already have my ticket for his show here in August. I bought it within a minute of going on sale, because Foley Is God.
 
2014-06-29 12:25:30 AM  
I don't have many favorite wrestling moments but this one easily takes the cake. shiat was amazing to watch. Spent so much time at the "water cooler" in high school discussing these events. Good times. Changed the game.

/in a way it kind of influenced my completely reckless lack of self preservation style of skateboarding that I used in high school. Hurling myself down huge flights of stairs while failing spectacularly.
//respect.
 
2014-06-29 05:20:24 AM  

Beerguy: I just read up on the event and it was confirmed that Foley ended up with several serious injuries from the performance including a dislocated shoulder, concussion and lost teeth.

[www.quickmeme.com image 320x240]


Wow, people actually hurting each other in wrasslin?

That is unusual.
 
2014-06-29 10:18:08 AM  
#23

He didn't cramp up and act like a little biatch like Lebron James
 
2014-06-29 02:36:48 PM  
Buried somewhere in my VHS collection is a copy of "Three Faces of Foley" where he discusses this match (and several others) with the Hardy Boyz. The matter-of-fact way he talks about it is interesting, but his description of how he had no idea how he finished the match sent a chill down my spine when I first watched it.
 
2014-06-29 07:49:31 PM  

sonnyboy11: I'm not a big wrestling fan, but Mick Foley is pretty awesome. His books are all great reads. Reading them makes you feel the passion he feels for life. And he has a fantastic sense of humor.


Heading downstairs to find my copy of "Have a Nice Day" right now.  It needs another read through.
 
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