Former WWE Ringside Worker Remembers Mick Foley’s Hell In A Cell Fall

Former WWE Ringside Worker Remembers Mick Foley's Hell In A Cell Fall

In a compelling interview with Conrad Thompson on Ad Free Shows, former long-time WWE Employee Tom Carlucci reflected on the most scary bump he witnessed during his tenure with the company involving Mick Foley.

Carlucci, who served as a floor manager and was stationed alongside the Spanish commentators at the King of the Ring 1998 PPV, recounted the harrowing events that unfolded during the infamous Hell in a Cell match between Mick Foley (as Mankind) and The Undertaker. Recalling the pivotal moments leading up to the match, Carlucci vividly described a sobering meeting involving Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, Mick Foley, and The Undertaker.

I was there, I’ll never forget the meeting. It was Vince McMahon, Pat, Mick, and Taker. The two talents came over to our table, we had cushions that were 5 or 6 inches thick underneath our table for when the guys would break their fall. Mick comes over to us and says ‘You know what’s going on tonight, right? When I’m coming down, just get the F out of the way, just move because I’m coming down fast’.

The match unfolded dramatically, with The Undertaker hurling Mick Foley off the top of the Hell in a Cell structure, causing him to crash through the Spanish announce table in a moment that has since been etched in WWE history. Carlucci found himself at the forefront of the aftermath, with the responsibility of assessing Foley’s condition.

My first job when he took the bump, Kevin Dunn is in my ear saying to make sure he’s ok. So I would grab his hand and see if he was OK and he was not responding. I told Kevin ‘This is bad dude, you better get someone out here quick’.

Carlucci also reflected on his poignant conversation with Mick Foley following the event, underscoring the unique position he found himself in as a witness to a significant moment in WWE history.

It was a unique position for me to be in a big part of WWE history. Undertaker didn’t want to even do the spot, Mick insisted on it and Vince just went along with it. I was the first guy to talk to Mick to see if he was ok, and when he didn’t respond or squeeze my hand, we knew something was wrong. Later I said to Mick ‘Do you remember me talking to you? And he says no Tom I don’t remember a word’.

Having played various roles within WWE for over 30 years, including as an assistant producer and senior director, Carlucci’s tenure with the company came to an end in 2020. His recollection of the terrifying events at King of the Ring 1998 serves as a testament to the inherent risks and sacrifices associated with the world of professional wrestling, encapsulating the enduring impact of that fateful night in WWE history.

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