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The Undertaker explains how 'catastrophic' his HIAC spot with Mick Foley in 1998 could have been

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As many WWE fans already know, 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the infamous Hell in a Cell match between Mankind and The Undertaker. 

In 1998, the two men shocked the pro-wrestling world with a number of ridiculously dangerous spots - including one that went very, very wrong. 

THE STEEL SNAPS

After being thrown off the side of the cell by 'Taker in a planned spot, Mick Foley then returned to the top of the structure to meet The Phenom face-to-face again. 

He took a big chokeslam and rather than just bouncing back off the cage as expected, Foley fell straight through the steel and onto the ring 16 feet below. 

It's become perhaps the most famous moment in WWE history - and ahead of the Hell in a Cell PPV this weekend, the company have been remembering it. 

FOLEY RETURNS

Mick himself was brought back to RAW last week, where he spoke of that match 20 years ago - and also announced that he's going to be a guest referee for Sunday's main event. 

But it's not just Foley who's been talking about it, because the man that sent him through the cell has been reflecting on that infamous night too.

In fact, Undertaker has revealed that things could actually have been a whole lot worse than they were... somehow.  

The Undertaker and Mick Foley were involved in the most famous WWE match of all time

AVOIDING CATASTROPHY  

"That could have been catastrophic," 'Taker said, talking about the spot, in a rare interview with WWE recently.

"I stepped off of the panel and onto the support bars. If I hadn’t had done that, we would have both gone through that together.

"So if you could imagine, if I had stayed on that panel, my weight would have probably been on him too. And then what happens? It’s a scary thought.

'Taker believes that things could have been even more 'catastrophic'

"Mick had basically just had two very bad car accidents and still had the fortitude to get back to his feet and say we’re gonna finish this."

Wow. That just goes to show how lucky Foley actually was, because if The Phenom did fall through as well, then as he says, things could have been 'catastrophic'. 

Thankfully though, Mick escaped with just a few minor injuries - and 20 years on, we can still celebrate a moment that no pro-wrestling fan will ever forget.  

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