Mick Foley Thanks The Rock For Recent Moment On “Young Rock” TV Show

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The Rock ‘N Sock Connection wasn’t a tag team for very long, but they left a lasting impression on wrestling fans and Mick Foley as well.

There is a long history between WWE Hall of Famer Mick “Mankind” Foley and future WWE Hall of Famer Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. At Survivor Series 1998, The Rock turned heel to join The Corporation led by Vince McMahon, who had tricked Foley. It was all part of McMahon’s devious plan to swerve Foley and the WWE Universe while The Rock became the top heel in the company and the WWE Champion just two years after making his debut.

From there, The Rock and Mankind had a bloody feud that saw them exchange the WWE Title a few times as well including Foley’s memorable first WWE Title win on Raw in January 1998. They also had the memorable “I Quit” match at Royal Rumble 1999 when Mankind took a beating by taking about a dozen chair shots to the head from The Rock.

In the second half of 1999, The Rock was becoming really popular as a babyface, which would lead to them becoming a duo known as the Rock N Sock Connection. They would win the WWE Tag Team Titles together three times, but none of the reigns were that long.

Most WWE fans from the Attitude Era will remember the “Rock, This Is Your Life” segment on Raw on September 27, 1999 that was hosted by Mankind for The Rock. It ended up running for over 20 minutes full of jokes and surprise guests that were part of the jokes. It is remembered for the amazing promos, but also as one of the highest-rated segments in Raw history.

In the third season of NBC’s “Young Rock” show, they are covering The Rock’s WWE career, which means fans get to see how The Rock interacted with legends like “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Triple H, The Undertaker and Foley as well.

On Instagram and Facebook, Mick Foley wrote about how he felt grateful watching “Young Rock” while noting that he used to wonder if The Rock appreciated him and he thanked Rock for being so good to him.

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I’m not sure words can do justice to how grateful I’m feeling after watching last night’s episode of #YoungRock While I’ve had some special wrestling moments in front of thousands, last night’s moment was just me, alone in my hotel, tears in my eyes, as I watched an actor portraying me (doing a fine job, too) teaching Dwayne Johnson’s character a lesson about the gift of Christmas giving.

It’s funny, because there was a time – many, many years ago – when I wondered if @therock appreciated me. Well, brother, he has answered that question in the affirmative so many times, in so many ways that I feel foolish for having ever wondered. In turn, my respect and admiration for Dwayne Johnson has only grown over the years – as has my appreciation for the incredible moments we shared together – on the road, in the ring, and on the microphone.

Thank you Rock, for being so good to me. Your kind words – in person, on social media, in texts and VM’s, have meant so much to me. If I did in fact, teach you a lesson about giving, it is one you have paid forward a thousand times over. Merry Christmas, my friend.

Uli Latukefu, the actor that portrays the adult version of The Rock on Young Rock, replied to Foley’s comment: “Man, this is beautiful. Legends, the both of you. Glad you enjoyed the show, Mick. ❤️🙏🏽”

The last time that Mick Foley and The Rock teamed up was at WrestleMania 20 in 2004 when they teamed up to face Evolution’s Randy Orton, Ric Flair and Batista. The Rock and Mick Foley lost that night, but their legacy and bond will last forever.