ESPN recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley about his career. Here are the highlights.
What brought in new fans for his feud with The Rock:
“If you were an uninitiated viewer and tuning in, you’d say, ‘So wait a minute, the ugly guy with the mask and tattered shirt … he’s a good guy? And this other guy who looks like he’s carved out of marble, he’s the bad guy?’ But it worked. We played off each other.”
Why he wanted a new persona that was different from mankind:
“[The mask] stunk. It got smellier and smellier the more I wore it, and it became too much.”