Mick Foley was one of the main faces of the Attitude Era thanks to his three gimmicks and, despite thinking about retirement in 2000, he continued to fight and make his presence felt even during the Ruthless Aggression. Memorable, among many others, was the feud with Ric Flair, which culminated in a violent I Quit match at SummerSlam 2006.
According to the Hall of Famer, this meeting should have marked his definitive absence from the scene, but obviously, it was not. In an interview with Wrestling Inc, Mick Foley commented on the "mystique" revolving around The Undertaker, among several other things, including how his relationship with The Deadman has developed over the years.
The Undertaker was scheduled to have his farewell at Survivor Series on November 22nd, 2020.
Mick Foley says it was an honor to wrestle The Undertaker
Mick Foley expanded on the "mystique" revolving not just around the character of The Undertaker, but around Mark Calloway himself.
He focused on Calloway's decision to shed some of the mystery from the character of The Undertaker, something he has been doing for the past few years. "I like the mystique. I do, and I try to keep a mystique around it.
Even though it's okay to talk about the man behind the character, he is in some ways the character, and there is an aura around him. I don't know Mark as well now as I did in 1990 when I used to travel with him. I kind of like it that way.
When I was Mankind going up against The Undertaker, there was that aura every night." Here is what Mick Foley told ComicBook.com: "I should have stopped fighting much sooner. I stopped in 2000 and since then I have only fought in two big fights, the one paired with The Rock at WrestleMania XX and the one against Randy Orton at Backlash.
I went ahead and had that incredible match with Edge at WrestleMania 22, in 2006. I was on the verge of retiring, but the opportunity for a rivalry with Ric Flair presented itself. In any case yes, I think I should have finished my career in that year, instead, I lasted longer than my body allowed it."
Many will remember how Foley then joined TNA in 2018, where he also won the world title and began another feud with the Nature Boy. The Hardcore Legend has no longer performed as an active wrestler in WWE, but in a past interview, he explained that he is interested in leaving the retirement for a possible show in Saudi Arabia if the economic offer meets his requests.