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Mick Foley Opens Up About His Relationship With Ric Flair

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Mick Foley has reflected on his one-time strained relationship with fellow WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

It’s fair to say that Ric Flair and Mick Foley haven’t always seen eye-to-eye. Writing in his 1999 autobiography, “Have a Nice Day!” Foley was critical of Flair’s perceived poor booking ability during his time in WCW.

This led Flair to respond in his own autobiography, where he famously branded Foley a “glorified stuntman.” However, the pair were later said to have reconciled.

WWE played into the real-life animosity in the summer of 2006, where the two feuded across a series of matches, which culminated in a bloody “I Quit” Match at SummerSlam.

Speaking at an Inside The Ropes Live event in 2019, Foley opened up about his relationship with the Nature Boy, and how it’s much better than people think.

“Ric and I have a pretty good friendship, actually. Been a little rocky road. There are some touching things, I even said when I was a guest of Charlotte’s, you know, Ric wasn’t allowed to fly after he’s had a near death experience, So Charlotte invited me and my daughter to the New York premiere of Ric’s 30 for 30 on ESPN. I was asked something similar, about my relationship, and I said the funny thing is, if we ever had just a short book consisting of just our text messages it would surprise people, some of the touching exchanges we’ve had over the years.”

During the conversation, Foley recalled hilariously bonding with Flair while watching a child perform as a Michael Jackson impersonator, complete with signature dance moves.

Meanwhile, it was recently announced that Ric Flair will be coming out of retirement to wrestle one more time at Starrcast V.

It has also been confirmed that Inside The Ropes’ very own Kenny McIntosh will be hosting a special panel featuring Bret Hart, as he looks back on his legendary clash with the British Bulldog at SummerSlam 30 years ago.

You can watch the full-clip of Mick Foley talking about his friendship with Ric Flair here.

Inside The Ropes’ next live event will see Chris Jericho return to the United Kingdom in July. The three-night tour begins at Glasgow, Scotland’s SWG3 on Monday, 4 July, continues on Tuesday, 5 July at Belfast, Northern Ireland’s Limelight, and concludes on Wednesday, 6 July at The Grand in London, England.

Tickets for all three special shows are available now.