Mick Foley discusses how he was not supposed to become WWE star

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Mick Foley discusses how he was not supposed to become WWE star

In Raw's episode of 10 September 2018, Mick Foley stopped Elias' promo by announcing that he will be the special referee of the Hell in a Cell match between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns for the latter's WWE Universal Championship.

During the event of the same name, Brock Lesnar interfered in the dispute and Foley was knocked out by Paul Heyman with a pepper spray in the eyes, effectively decreeing the no-contest. In the episode of Raw of 20 May 2019, Foley revealed a new title, the 24/7 Championship, which like the Hardcore Championship can be defended anywhere, at any time and in any WWE roster (Raw, SmackDown, 205 Live, NXT and NXT UK) as long as there is a referee with the "24/7" rule.

He is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an 11-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion, and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion.

Foley's dedicated and physical style of wrestling led him to often participate in violent and brutal matches that involved him taking dangerous bumps and putting his body through a considerable physical toll.

Mick Foley on his WWE career

In an interview with Inside the Ropes, Mick Foley discussed how he was not supposed to become a star in WWE: “I was not supposed to be a star in WWE.

I have it on good faith that Mr. McMahon wasn’t a fan of mine, at all, and I think the direct quote was, ‘Cactus Jack will never step foot inside a WWE ring.’ So as Mick Foley, I stepped inside as Mankind, and even then, it was just a concession to Jim Ross.

Bruce Prichard told me this about four years ago, JR would bring up my name at every booking meeting as a potential talent, and finally, Mr. McMahon in the fall of 1995 slammed his hands down on the table and said, ‘Alright, I’ll bring him in, but I’m covering up his face.

The Undertaker, in one of many instances showing enormous fortitude, when he fractured his orbital bone working with Mable, instead of taking time off like a normal human being would do, he worked with a broken, fractured orbital bone.

They didn’t want to put him under that hockey mask, they wanted something fancier for him. So they had the creative team come up with some prototypes for some masks and they ended up going with an almost Phantom of the Opera type of mask.

One of the prototypes they did not use that Mr. McMahon liked was the mask that ended up becoming the Mankind mask."