With plenty of choice, WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley has now selected the best competitor he ever worked alongside.
With a career spanning taking him around the world including working for top companies in the US, Japan and Europe, Mick Foley’s career saw him work alongside the top talent from both the current and older generation of superstars.
Speaking to Dr. Beau Hightower during a chiropractic adjustment, the three-time WWE Champion listed his top five competitors, and also named someone who doesn’t quite make the cut for the list.
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 favourites 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.
When it came to partners, Mick Foley had only one choice to go with and explained why it had to be 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?’
Mick Foley has also discussed an incident with Jon Moxley which made him “legitimately angry“.
With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.