WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is undoubtedly one of the greatest stars of WWE but there was a time when WWE Chairman Vince McMahon once told him he should never wrestle again when he had made several mistakes in a match.
Mick Foley recalls what Vince McMahon said
Al Snow and Foley won the WWE Tag Team Championship from Crash Holly and Hardcore Holly in 1999 on an episode of WWE SmackDown. Four days later, they quickly dropped the titles to Billy Gunn and Road Dogg on the next episode of WWE RAW. Brock Lesnar WWE Hell in a Cell Rumor Leaks
The Hardcore Legend spoke on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions show, Foley said the pre-taped SmackDown match had to be edited due to his “really awkward” mistakes. Vince had some harsh words for Foley after the match and told him that his in-ring career was over.
“I did my move where I think Bob [Hardcore] Holly catches the boot, spins me, and I fell down. I made a couple of really awkward mistakes that I really let down, because I always put a lot of pride in my performance. I didn’t wanna be the guy phoning it in. That night I really felt like I let myself down. Vince said, ‘Mick, you’ve just had your last match.’ I was like, ‘You sure you don’t want me to do…’ ‘No, that’s it.’”
However, Foley turned out to be one of the top babyfaces in the company when Steve Austin suffered an injury and was taken off.Vince lacked main event worthy babyface stars to challenge Triple H for the WWE Championship and Mick Foley had stepped up. He approached Vince about having two matches against Triple H. Foley added:
“Hunter [Triple H] is about to take off as the number one heel. He needs someone to work with to further establish him in that role, and deep down I want to go out with the type of matches that I had. This is not a knock on Big Show, but Big Show wasn’t ready to be that guy then. And so Vince asked me and Hunter if we thought we could pull off main-event quality matches. ‘Yes, we can.’”
Foley will go down in the books as one of the greatest stars of WWE and has entertained fans with his life risking spots in his matches.