Mick Foley

Professional Wrestler; Author
Born Jun 7, 1965

Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr. is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, author, comedian, actor, voice actor and former color commentator currently working for WWE as the on-screen general manager for Saturday Morning Slam. He has worked for many wrestling promotions, including WWE, WCW, ECW and TNA, as well as numerous promotions in Japan. He is often referred to as "The Hardcore Legend", a nickname he shares with Terry Funk.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on June 7, 1965.


1986 21 Years Old Mick Foley formally trained at Dominic DeNucci's wrestling school in Freedom, Pennsylvania, driving several hours weekly from his college campus in Cortland, New York, and debuted in 1986. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old On September 5, 1991, Cactus Jack debuted as a heel and attacked Sting. After feuds with Van Hammer and Abdullah the Butcher, Cactus Jack faced Sting, then WCW World Heavyweight Champion, in a non-title Falls Count Anywhere match at Beach Blast in 1992, which Sting won. … Read More
…  On March 16, 1994, during a WCW European tour, Foley and Big Van Vader had one of the most infamous matches in wrestling history in Munich, Germany. … Read More


1995 30 Years Old In 1995, Foley went to Japan and wrestled in International Wrestling Association of Japan, where he engaged in feuds with Terry Funk and Shoji Nakamaki. … Read More
…  Foley's last ECW match was against Whipwreck on March 9, 1996, and he recounts that he was not looking forward to it due to the increasingly hostile reactions he got even when he wasn't in character. … Read More
…  At the 1998 Royal Rumble, he participated under three personas, Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love. … Read More
2000 - 2001 3 More Events
During his absences from WWE, Foley made frequent appearances on the independent circuit from 2003 to 2005, primarily in non-wrestling roles, either as a referee, manager, or special guest.


2005 - 2007 4 More Events
On the January 7, 2008 episode of Raw, Foley and his tag team partner Hornswoggle qualified for the Royal Rumble by defeating The Highlanders, but Foley was eliminated by Triple H during the Rumble.
On April 19, 2009 at Lockdown, he defeated Sting to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship for his first ever championship in TNA, and his fourth World title overall. … Read More
…  On January 4, 2010, the day of Hulk Hogan's debut for TNA, Foley was assaulted by the reunited Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman, when trying to get a meeting with Hogan. … Read More
On May 23, Foley, who had expressed frustration with TNA and said that he did not plan to renew his contract with the promotion once it would expire in the fall of 2011, made a joke on Twitter, comparing his Empty Arena match with The Rock to a TNA house show. … Read More
Foley appeared on Raw on the January 16, 2012 episode to announce his intentions to participate in the Royal Rumble match at the 2012 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. … Read More
2013 48 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 11, announced that Foley would be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 6, 2013 in New York City by his longtime friend Terry Funk. … Read More
In April 2014, Foley didn't re-sign his Legends contract with WWE.


2015 50 Years Old In 2015, Foley appeared at SummerSlam, where he kicked off the event with host Jon Stewart.
2016 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Foley returned to Raw on March 14, 2016 in a backstage segment with Dean Ambrose, in which he gave him a pep talk for his upcoming WrestleMania 32 match against Brock Lesnar and a passing of the torch in the form of his iconic barbed wire baseball bat, "Barbie".
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