WWE HOFer Mick Foley reveals bizarre reason for eyeing one last deathmatch

Mick Foley, also known as Michael Francis Foley, is a former WWE wrestler, renowned for portraying three different gimmicks during his tenure in the industry. Inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, he was last seen in the Royal Rumble match in 2012.

Recently, ‘The King of Hardcore’ shared that he still has one match left before calling it quits. In an interview, Foley expressed his desire to participate in one last death match, surprising fans with the bizarre motive behind it.

Mick Foley’s strange reasoning for one last Deathmatch

Fans were shocked after the former three-time WWE Champion Mick Foley revealed his plan to compete in one last deathmatch before calling it quits. The unexpected reason behind this decision came to light as Foley shared that a deathmatch would pump him up and potentially contribute to leading a healthy lifestyle.

During an interview with Casey Hopkins, he said, “One day, when I was really struggling, I realized that what used to be the best motivation for me was another match. I saw my weight really starting to get away from me, I thought, maybe I need that same kind of motivation, and along the way, I can appreciate the lifestyle changes, eating differences, the exercise. There is no reason for somebody at my age and weight, to not be exercising for three straight years. It’s embarrassing.”

The 58-year-old wrestling icon continued, expressing his embarrassment about his weight. Mick added that he needs a wheelchair in airports and can’t fit into regular airplane seats due to being overweight.

Mick explained it as a “paradox,” stating that if he were to compete in a deathmatch, he would likely lose some weight. He emphasized his dislike for being on the sideline, mentioning that all he needs are some “barbed wire and thumbtacks,” which he considers as the “tools of life for dad.”

When did Mick Foley last wrestle?

Mick Foley joined the Stamford-based company on June 24, 1983, and he has won a total of 17 championships in WWE. Under the tutelage of former WWE chairman Vince McMahon, he developed three different gimmicks, Dude Love, Cactus Jack, and Mankind. Fans loved the different faces of Foley and this later went on to become his career highlight.

Mick Foley, known for one of the greatest storylines with The Undertaker in the ’90s, decided to part ways with the company in 2008. After a few brief appearances, Mick announced his last match in WWE, a Royal Rumble match in 2012. Michael, aka Mick Foley, entered the match as the 7th participant and lasted for 6 minutes and 34 seconds before being eliminated by ‘The American Nightmare’ Cody Rhodes.

Mick Foley is one of the greatest generational superstars and has contributed a lot to the wrestling industry. Some of his matches are still regarded as the best in The Attitude Era.

WWE fans are excited about Foley’s decision on one last match deathmatch, as the Hardcore Legend can spice things up in WWE that other wrestlers could never hope to achieve.

What do you think about Mick Foley’s strange reasoning for one last Deathmatch? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comment section below!

Anil Chowdhury

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Anil is a wrestling sports enthusiast who has been watching the sport for 15 years, his love for the sport started through watching and admiring WWE superstars like John Cena, Randy Orton, and Undertaker. As a WWE news writer, he provides timely and insightful coverage of events, matches, and developments within the world of professional wrestling. With a passion for the sport, he aims to deliver engaging and informative content that resonates with fans and keeps them updated on the latest WWE happenings.


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