Goldberg makes a very good payday whenever he shows up to work. It only makes sense that anyone would leap at the opportunity to fill in and make that kind of dough. Mick Foley was all about it, even if it meant going to Japan.

Foley commented on a video of himself wrestling in Japan 17 years ago for AJPW. Toshiaki Kawada defeated Mick Foley to retain the Triple Crown Heavyweight Championship that night, but it was an experience that Foley will never forget.

I arrived in Japan for this match in a wheelchair, and left Japan in a wheelchair – but I did the match!

This was my last appearance in Japan – 17 years ago, today.

I’d love to go back to Japan for a convention sometime.

One fan asked Foley if that was the match where he replaced Goldberg. Foley confirmed that story and also revealed that he made Goldberg’s paycheck for the match a well. It was a no-brainer.

Yes – when my agent told me I could make Bill’s money, I told him I couldn’t walk, but I’d be in that ring!

Mick Foley racked up a ton of memories in pro wrestling. 17 Years ago today he wrestled for the last time in Japan, a county where he left a lot of blood and fortitude in the ring.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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