At the 1999 Royal Rumble, The Rock faced off against Mick Foley in an ”I Quit” match for the WWE Championship. The match has gone down as one of the most brutal matches in the history of WWE. It gained infamy for Mick Foley getting brutalized with a steel chair at the hands of The Rock. Mick Foley had his hands handcuffed behind his back and was unable to protect himself as The Rock hit Foley on the head with eleven brutal chair shots.
The match ended with Foley saying ”I quit” and The Rock became the WWE Champion.
Mick Foley took to Twitter and commented on the 22-year anniversary of the brutal match.
22 YEARS AGO TODAY! I think @TheRock and I may have gone a little too far on this particular evening.
The Rock replied to Foley’s tweet, where he praised the buildup to the match, noting that it was a ‘nuanced’ storyline. He then thanked Mick Foley ”for the house.”
For months this was such an elaborate and dare say, ‘nuanced’ storyline and build up to this hyper brutal ending. Two of the nicest men in pro wrestling doing the most savage and brutal things. That’s the smiling irony. That’s our DNA. Thank you Mick “for the house”
Mick Foley is currently self-quarantining himself after he tested positive for COVID-19.