When Mick Foley first made his debut in 1996 as Mankind, he was quickly pit up against The Undertaker. While they would go on to have many more memorable matches together, including their famous King of the Ring match in 1998, their initial rivalry helped set up Foley as a WWE legend.

A recent episode of Mick’s “Foley Is Pod” podcast had Mick Foley reminiscing about WWE Survivor Series 1996, which featured a match with The Deadman. Mick Foley talked about how it felt to be on the receiving end of a Chokeslam, one of The Deadman’s signature moves.

“I didn’t hate it, the chokeslam was difficult, because unlike say, like a suplex, you are absorbing that impact from your shoulders all the way down your lower back, through the buttocks and your feet, right. A Chokeslam basically, you’re taking all the impact on, you know, a small section of your back, especially in the old WWE rings before they changed them a few months after the sell. Just taking a chokeslam, if you land on one side or the other just slightly, you would feel it for a few days.”


Foley further talked about how a Chokeslam from The Undertaker left him spewing blood all over backstage. He then recognized how dangerous the move can be if it’s not carried out properly.

“I remember wrestling The Undertaker in Fayetteville, North Carolina, just a regular chokeslam which was not the finish, we went a few minutes more, but I can feel this internal bleeding coming up. And I finished the last couple of minutes looking like Dizzy Gillespie on a hot trumpet solo, you know, because my mouth was just full of internal blood.

“I made it back to the dressing room. I knew enough, I knew WWE frowned on, you know the blood at that time. Made it back to the dressing room and just spewed blood everywhere, just from a simple chokeslam. That’s not a chokeslam on the ramp or anything of that nature. But that’s the answer. That’s a tough one to take because if you take it wrong, you’re gonna pay for it for a few days.”

The WWE Hall of Famer has accomplished a lot in his life with not only having a great wrestling career but delving into writing and acting as well. Nowadays Mick Foley seems to be especially popular on Cameo. Speaking of cameo, Foley is also set to make an appearance on WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures. For more updates, stay tuned to Ringside News.

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Talha Asad Iqbal is an mechanical engineer who just loves everything wrestling. From spending his childhood collecting wrestling action figures to spending his adulthood writing about wrestling, he really seems to enjoy wrestling a bit too much. Outside wrestling and his work, he loves spending time in the gym and playing video games.

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