Mick Foley was one of the most curious and legendary characters to have played in WWE, thanks to a unique charisma and style that allowed him to be successful even after hanging up his boots. In a long interview with Robbie Fox on the show 'My Mom's Basement,' the WWE Hall of Famer recounted how he quickly worked off an injury in order to replace Goldberg in Japan and secure his huge salary.
Shortly after his first exit from WWE, Bill was unable to attend the 'HUSTLE-3' pay-per-view show in Yokohama due to a serious injury. Foley, also injured at the time, was contacted to take his place against Toshiaki Kawada.
Three weeks prior to the event, Mick suffered ligament pain during his match with Randy Orton at Backlash 2004.
Mick Foley has had many injuries in his wrestling career
“A couple of days after the fight with Randy Orton, I tried to get out of bed and realized that the situation had gotten worse.
I couldn't even stand up” - recalled Mick Foley. “A ligament was giving out and I felt really broken. I called my agent, Barry Bloom, and told him I couldn't walk. He got back to me a few days later to ask me how I was, but the situation hadn't improved much.
I replied that I was not too well and that I was having a hard time even moving. Everything suggested that I would not be able to take part in the event in Japan. Goldberg signed this phenomenal contract and I realized that that money would go to me if I made it.
It was more than I had earned in all my 15 weeks in Japan. At that point, I communicated to my agent that I would do anything to be in that ring. In the end, I succeeded, even if it was a real nightmare. I had to use a wheelchair both before and after the match, as well as having suffered a concussion,” he added.
As of 2021, the net worth of Mick Foley is $14 million. He roughly earns $2.88 million per year from WWE, his stand-up performances, writings and stage shows. On May 20th, 2019, Mick Foley announced the start of the 24/7 championship, this championship was quite similar to the hardcore championship which had been once a part of WWE.
The 24/7 championship could be defended at any time, place and over at any WWE brand or reality TV show. Due to his attitude of taking everything a step further, Foley has had many injuries in his wrestling career. He Suffered from Six Concussions from 1986 to 1998, A broken Jaw in 1986, a broken nose and several dislocations and separations of his shoulder, he also suffered from second-degree burns on his arm in 1995. With a total of over 300 stitches in his body, one can say foley had run into quite a few injuries.