WWE history could’ve been different had WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley not done what he did.
Foley has done it all in the world of professional wrestling and has faced off with some of the biggest names in the business such as Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Ric Flair, The Undertaker.
Foley was introduced as the new General Manager of Monday Night RAW after the WWE's Brand Split in July of 2016. Foley and Stephanie McMahon aligned themselves together to draft various Superstars in order to run Monday Nights to the best of their ability.
After several months, however, Foley was then written off of WWE TV in order to undergo a major hip surgery that he needed.
As a result of this, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon thought that it would be a great idea to bring back former WWE Champion Kurt Angle to serve as his replacement.
This was the last time that the fans of the sports entertainment company saw Foley on the flagship show of the WWE, Monday Night Raw.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's "Extra Mustard" section, Foley reflected on his famous Hell in a Cell match with The Undertaker at the King of the Ring pay-per-view event in 1998 at the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
This match saw Foley take his epic jump off the top of the cell as well as him being chokeslammed through the cell to the mat of the ring. At the time, the cell was 20 feet tall.
In the interview, Foley opened up on lying to WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Here is what he had to say:
"I told Mr. McMahon two of the biggest lies of my life that day. I told him I had been on top of the cell earlier that afternoon, and I told him that I felt completely comfortable up there.
Had I gone up there for a walk-through, there would be no twentieth anniversary because I would have realized that getting thrown off was a terrible idea."
"It was that that made me finally believe in my own mortality. That cleared the way for a very different Mankind character who feuded with and later teamed with The Rock. ... I was really so caught up in preparation that I didn't call home before matches, I always called home after matches.
I did that on every occasion except for this one, but I thought I had a legitimate excuse for not calling home because I was unconscious. I later heard from WWE agent Dave Hebner, who said my family was very upset. When I did call, I got an earful from my wife, who wasn't thrilled with my decision-making.
I could have used a sympathetic ear, but what I really needed was someone to tell me that I couldn't continue to do the things I was doing if I wanted to see my children grow."
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