– Mick Foley recently spoke with Jon Robinson of ESPN to promote WWE ’12. Here are a few highlights:
Jon Robinson: I asked about your legacy living on in video games, but when you back throughout your career, what do you think is the legacy you left in the world of professional wrestling?
Mick Foley: Most people would say it’s the Hell in a Cell match from 1998. The fact that I’m still being asked about it on a daily basis means that it’s not going away anytime soon. But hopefully in the locker room, I’m remembered for treating other people well, and for how inside the ring I was a guy who worked hard and exceeded expectations.
Jon Robinson: Are you excited to be back in the WWE mix and making appearances for the company?
Mick Foley: Yeah, I’m very excited about it. The other night I was on Raw as Santa Claus, then the next night I was hosting Smackdown. I think WWE has a lot of ways to utilize a guy like me without taking up too much television time on a weekly basis or doing any wrestling at all.
Jon Robinson: Are you hoping for one last big match at Wrestlemania, or are you officially done wrestling at this point in your life?
Mick Foley: Well, I’ve learned to never say never. I said never back in 2000 and realized that’s a tough promise to keep. I’ve noticed, especially in the last few weeks, that there are so many good, young performers in WWE who are all hitting their stride about the same time, and it might be nice to have a match with one of those guys. I would love if I could end up in one of their books down the line when they talk about their favorite matches.
Jon Robinson: When you look at the Wrestlemania main event between The Rock and John Cena, do you think John Cena can live up to the match? Is he on the same level as Rock?
Mick Foley: Oh sure, yeah. John has been the face of the company for several years. Even if half the audience verbally dislikes him, the other half is still a larger number of fans than just about anybody in WWE history has been able to get. The thing about John is, he’s a workhorse, and he’s got such a great attitude. I’ll tell you, that reaction he gets from the crowd, that would rattle anybody else in the business except him. The fact that he’s able to roll with the punches and not take it personally is a pretty strong testament to the type of guy he is.