LI Native Mick Foley to be Inducted WWE Hall of Fame at MSG!
Long Island native, retired professional wrestler, Mick Foley AKA Mankind will be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame with a special ceremony at MSG on April 6, 2013! It will be the first time the WWE will hold its induction ceremony at MSG; get tickets! Foley also went by Dude Love and Cactus Jack as part of his triple persona or the Three faces of Foley! His last match was the Royal Rumble (at MSG) in 2008! Foley has his own website, realmickfoley.com!
Foley retired a four-time world champion, an 11-time tag-team champion, the first WWF Hardcore champion, one time TNA Legends champion, and even headlined Wrestlemania in 2000 (pic above), about halfway through his career! Altogether he was a 17-time champion between WCW, ECW, WWF/WWE, and TNA! Besides being a former professional wrestler, Foley is also an author, comedian, actor, voice actor, and former color commentator! Foley gained notereity with the NY Times for his best-selling autobiographies! He was the subject of wrestling documentaries, Beyond the Mat, at the peak of his career, and Bloodstained Memoirs!
Foley grew up in Long Island at East Setauket, NY and attended Ward Melville High School! Coincidentally, he actually wrestled on the same (HS) team (pic above) as now comedian Kevin James, actor/comedian in “Here Comes the Boom” and “Hitch”! Foley grew up idolizing the NY Knicks and his favorite Knick was Walt “Clyde” Frazier, a now retired HOF player and MSG play-by-play announcer! One time, Foley hitchhiked to MSG from SUNY Cortland, his college in 1983, to see Jimmy Snuka fight Don Muraco in a legendary steel cage match (video below)! After seeing Snuka perform the flying body splash (you can see him in the first row) that became an inspiration for him to become a professional wrestler himself! Check out Mick Foley take on The Rock on video below!
The Rock vs. Mick Foley highlights:
- Long Island
- Mick Foley
- NY Times
- Royal Rumble
- SUNY Cortland
- the rock
- Walt Clyde Frazier
- WWE Hall of Fame