The Internet was abuzz when Mick Foley — who played Mankind in WWE – was not a part of The Undertaker’s extremely long 2022 WWE Hall of Fame speech. Noelle Foley got people talking when she tweeted that she was surprised Mark Calaway (Undertaker) would leave out her father, especially following an iconic match like the Hell in a Cell match where Foley took a dive off the top of the cage, then later through the roof of the cell. The two had other memorable matches as well.
Others picked up on Foley not being mentioned and it became a thing. Recently, while on the In The Kliq podcast, Mick was asked about how he felt not being part of the speech and responded, “Well, listen, I forgot to mention my wife during my speech, so I’m not one to lecture anybody about who they should and should not include in their speech. I was not there for those formative years. His was more about friendship and support. We had a great rivalry, but he didn’t mention Rock or Austin. So, if I’m not hurt, no one can be hurt on behalf of me.”
Foley is correct. He wasn’t the only one left out of The Undertaker’s speech. Guys like Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and close friends in BSK were mentioned, but many important wrestlers in Calaway’s life were not. When you have a career that spans over 30 years, you can’t mention everyone.
Foley Will Be Ok
Whether he was mentioned or not, Foley will go down in history as having one of the most memorable matches in WWE with one of the great icons of the sport. That Hell in a Cell Match will live on long after Mankind or The Undertaker are a part of the industry and that’s more important to Foley than getting a quick nod in a 30-minute speech.
All that said, I’m sure Foley would have appreciated it.
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