When we spoke with Mick Foley he mentioned that there was a plan to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame in Madison Square Garden as far back as 2003. Many signs point to his relationship with the WWE being mended so it would stand to reason that he could enter the Hall soon. Would anyone have any issue if he did?
If so, they shouldn’t. Mick Foley has been dubbed the Hardcore Legend and may very well be the most respected wrestler of his generation for the way that he put his body on the line night after night. Many of his matches are considered classics and despite the amount of Hardcore moments he had in the ring, Foley was a far more accomplished wrestler then given credit for. Think about this for a moment; Mick Foley created Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love which all became iconic figures in the WWF. You could add a fourth, As Mick may have eclipsed his three characters combined by wrestling as just “Mick Foley”, who through his books, acting and charitable work is known for his natural personality and intelligence.
With his tenure in TNA done, many have speculated that this could pave a way for his return to the WWE and to the Hall of Fame itself. We now this much; when it is this difficult to discern what his top five moments were (because there was so much to choose from) it sounds like a Hall of Famer to us.
The Bullet Points:
Other Aliases: Jack Foley Cactus Jack Manson Cactus Jack Mankind Dude Love
Billed From: U.S.A. (Long Island, NY)
Key Championships Held: CWA Tag Team w/Gary Young WCWA Light Heavyweight WCWA Tag Team (2) 1w/Super Zodiac II, 1w/Scott Braddock WCW World Tag Team w/Kevin Sullivan ECW World Tag Team (2) w/Mikey Whipwreck WWF World Tag Team (8) 1w/Steve Austin, 1w/Terry Funk, 2w/Kane, 3w/The Rock, 1w/ Al Snow WWF Hardcore WWF World Heavyweight (3) TNA World Heavyweight
Why He Will Get In: He is considered a Hardcore Legend and fences seem to be mended with the WWE.
Why He Won’t Get In: There seems little reason at this point.
Five Greatest Matches/Moments: (In Chronological Order) 1. Was the star of the night in a losing effort to Sting in a Falls Count Anywhere Match (2/20/92) 2. Won the King of the Death Match Tournament in Japan (8/20/95) 3. Defeats the Undertaker at Summer Slam in the Boiler Room Brawl Match (8/18/96) 4. Has perhaps his most famous match ever in his infamous Hell in A Cell Match (6/28/98 5. Wins the WWF World Heavyweight Title for the first time and thousands turn the channel to RAW to watch it happen (9/27/99)