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Mick Foley
Long Island, NY
Pro wrestler, author
Interests: Wrestling, music, playing with my kids, writing
Recent Activity
A week ago,I congratulated Gail Kim on winning the #TNA #Knockouts Championship, and wrote that her body of work deserves to be recongnized as being among the best of all time. I believe that she slowly, but surely - almost quietly, has earned a spot amonthe the elite of women's... Continue reading
CENA! About two years ago, before my return to WWE, I saw John Cena deliver a very good, emotional promo, and thought I'd mention that fact on my fledgeling Twitter account - I think I was closing in on 70K followers at the time. So I tweeted something along the... Continue reading
It's after 4am here in New York, and I should probably be getting some sleep. I'm a notoriously bad plane-sleeper; it's not unusual for me to take a walk through the aisle a few hours into a trans-Atlantic flight, and find I'm the ONLY person not fast aleeep. But, before... Continue reading
THIS IS WHAT I DO! Can I be honest with you? My spoken word shows are good. Call them stand-up, call them one-man shows; I wish I knew what the heck to call them. But I do know they're good. Usually, they're really good. Almost always, people show up having... Continue reading
Mick Foley added a favorite at Countdown to Lockdown: The REAL MICK FOLEY
Mar 31, 2013
Several years ago, I received a phone call from a distraught mother, whose daughter had just passed away after a long illness. I had met the young lady only once, and was at a loss for words - struggling to find any words of wisdom or guidance that might help... Continue reading
I've been meaning to write this for a while. I viewed the documentary, "The Last of McGuiness" a few weeks ago, and it's stuck with me since then. The movie, an in-depth account of Nigel McGuinness's farewell wrestling tour in late 2011 can be tough to watch at times -... Continue reading
I've been thinking about writing about Buddy Roberts, since learning of his November 29th passing. It was mid-December when I finally got the word - giving an indication of how much attention his passing received in the mainstream wrestling world. I just didn't know how many modern fans would remember... Continue reading
I LOVE THIS BOOK! About a year ago, I had my first official meeting with WWE in three years. I discussed a number of subjects with Triple H, and after shaking hands on the potential of a working relationship, I thought of one last pressing concern – a little something... Continue reading
It’s been almost a week since I returned from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival – one of the great experiences of my life. The days I spent at The Fringe – five of them, were hectic. With only five days to spend in the most unique artistic atmosphere I’d ever witnessed,... Continue reading
Michael PS Hayes is perhaps my favorite wrestling philosopher. He's also the last remaining man in America rocking a fanny pack, but that's a different story for a different time. Suffice to say that Hayes knows his stuff when it comes to the world of sports-entertainment. One of my favorite... Continue reading
You Think You Know Him? – a review of THE STORY OF EDGE Until I watched this DVD in its entirety, I don’t think I’d ever paused to think about how appropriate that opening line “You think you know me” - from Edge’s entrance song truly was. As great as... Continue reading
I WANNA WRITE About a week after Dee Snider embarked on his journey into memoir writing, I received a voice message from the aspiring writer, concerned that the process was not going as hoped. “Mick, it’s Dee”, he said. “I’m taking a dump here. Could use your help.” No, it’s... Continue reading
I have only spoken to FCW prospect Dean Ambrose on three different occasions. Following his match on a WWE house show on Long Island, I went out of my way to tell him I had enjoyed his match. The skills and unique qualities qualities he posseses might very well make... Continue reading
This may come as something of a surprise to those who saw me only as a very minor player on the biggest show of the year, but this past Wrestlemania week may have been my busiest one yet. With no match or substantial role to worry about, I was able... Continue reading
FINALLY…The Sock can stop bothering you! Actually, it wasn’t that bad, was it? I know I was pretty steady with the plugs for RAINN and the raffle for an entire month. But when it was all said and done, YOU raised almost $60,000 to help survivors of sexual violence*, AND... Continue reading
Just taking in all of the events and memories of the last two weeks. An amazing time, an amazing tour, even if I was a little disappointed in my performance at the second London show. But to paraphrase Meat Loaf here, "don't be sad, cause 8 out of 9 ain't... Continue reading
A WRESTLER REMEMBERS THE HEALING POWER OF BASEBALL I was headed out the door on September 21, 2001 – only ten days after the worst attack ever on United States soil. My wife called out to me, asking me to come back for just a moment before I took my... Continue reading
I have to admit, I was a little worried about the prospect of appearing at my first ever "Gathering of the Juggalos". These "Gatherings", the brainchild of Detroit rappers The Insane Clown Posse (ICP from this point on) - an event now enjoying it's 12th birthday, had become an anual... Continue reading
Hey, thanks, Devin. Comedy reminds me so much of my earlier days in wrestling, where every show is the most important show, no matter how many people are there. I was a huge George Carlin fan - I still remember playing the Class Clown album, and thinking it was the funniest thing in the world.
Thanks Xean1 - really appreciate you taking the time to write these things. Feedback has been very encouraging.
Thanks for the comments. Yeah, they are a little rough in spots, but one of my hopes is that by showing a few clips of the first or second time a story is told, and following it with a much more polished version, people will be able to compare and contrast the versions. Really appreciate the positive feedback.
I appreciate the concern, and share it to some extent. I'm going to do another rendition of the song on Aug 24th, but will frame it within a story - explaining how the idea came to me 21 years ago while cutting a wrestling promo. I think most southerners (which I was for 15 years) will take it in the spirit of fun.
A SERIOUS ATTEMPT AT COMEDY Very seldom will I use the word “great” to describe anything I do. Really, that’s a word for others to use, if they choose to, in reference to something I have done. Sometimes that word “great” is used in conjunction with the word “disappointment” to... Continue reading
A few days ago, I woke up to the harsh realization that leaving Impact Wrestling meant I couldn't take my kids to Universal Studios any time I pleased anymore. No Mummy or Simpsons without waiting, no post pre-tape rides on the Hulk-coaster. A few days from now, I will come... Continue reading