WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley has faced off with the cream of the crop of the wrestling world during his career but now he names the very best he ever worked with.
The list of wrestling legends that Mick Foley has shared a ring with in WCW, ECW, Japan, and WWE is almost endless. Foley’s career spanned generations with the three-time WWE Champion locking horns with everyone from Kerry Von Erich to Randy Orton.
Speaking to Dr. Beau Hightower during a chiropractic adjustment, Mrs. Foley’s baby boy laid out his top five wrestling stars, and explained why a recent WWE Hall Of Famer didn’t make the cut:
“Terry Funk, Bruiser Brody, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, and Dynamite Kid. So, Brody and Kid are the wildcards. I never had anyone say flat out, ‘Dynamite Kid doesn’t belong there,’ they all go, ‘oh, that’s interesting.’ Brody was widely mostly known for his work in Japan, but to me, he was such an inspiration with the style he used.”
“So, I borrowed liberally from Funk, and from Brody, and from Dynamite Kid, so I thought I can’t do the stuff he does. But I can launch my own body as a weapon. Somehow he paid the ultimate price for that, he was in a wheelchair for the last 20 years of his life, but no one was better than he was.”
“The only reason I don’t put Vader on my list of favorites is because they were great matches, but they weren’t really fun. Whereas The Rock was always fun, Steve Austin was always fun, and Triple H was always fun. The Undertaker, always fun, we had a great time.”
But as for the best Mick Foley ever worked with, he couldn’t look past his old tag team partner, The Rock:
“Got to be The Rock, can’t not be The Rock, right? My children, the younger ones, are still astonished that The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection is a two-pack. Because they don’t really see their dad as being on that level and I guess most of the general public wouldn’t either. I am sure like a general onlooker would be like, ‘that guy, that guy beat The Rock twice? That guy without the slightest hint of a deltoid muscle?’”
During the conversation, Mick Foley also divulged the top five worst injuries he suffered during a career that saw him earn the nickname of Hardcore Legend.