19 Years Ago: Mick Foley Took A Giant Leap For Mankind
Mankind vs. The Undertaker – Hell In A Cell… by Gus_VoxCatch
What could you possibly say about Mick Foley that hasn’t been said before. His desire to please fans has led to him to lose an ear, be blown up by C4, get so many concussions he can’t remember where he lives and countless other serious injuries. But may his most renown death defying stunt took place 19 years ago.
June 18th 1998 is a day that will live forever in the hearts and minds of wrestling fans. King of the Ring 98 saw one of the most infamous matches in the history of professional wrestling. Mick ‘Mankind’ Foley took on the Undertaker in a brutal match that set the standard for Hell in a Cell matches.
The battle saw teeth knocked out, bones broken and skin torn. It was a epic battle that hasn’t been matched since. The reason Mick recently need a hip replacement and is missing so many teeth can be directly linked to this match. And while Undertaker may have made it out of this fight relatively unscathed, you can trace a lot of his health issues back to his wars with Foley. These two guys always put on just brutal matches and they never disappointed…which is why both men get such love from the fans and respect from the locker room.