Mick Foley received a lot of punishment in his career and a ton of praise from audiences. Ric Flair really rubbed Foley the wrong way when he called him a “glorified stuntman” in his book “To Be The Man…” and The Nature Boy intended on it.
Foley was still an active competitor when Flair penned that memoir. While speaking to A&E Biography during the new Mick Foley episode, Flair revealed that he wanted Foley to take things personally.
“When I wrote in my book, and I said, ‘you’re a 300 pound stunt man,’ I wanted him to take it personally. You know, his wife is beautiful. His kids are young and beautiful. You know, we get hurt enough.”
The clip that A&E released also included the moment that Mick Foley lost his ear in Germany. Flair said that he told Foley not to do that spot, because they were in Germany and the match didn’t matter. When Flair watched the match through the curtain, he thought, “stupid motherf*cker.”
Mick Foley did slow down eventually, but not before it took a tremendous toll on his body, one he is still dealing with to this day. Ric Flair and others tried to convince Foley to take a less destructive path in his career, but he had to make his own choices.
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Transcription by Ringside News