During the 1990s as an active wrestler for WCW, ECW, and WWE, Mick Foley revolutionized how a wrestler should look in presentation and how he or she performs in the ring. Now, he claims the door was open by him for current WWE superstars.

On the latest episode of Foley is Pod, Mick spoke of his most significant contributions to the industry. He believes he changed the way main event wrestlers are perceived and helped establish the top stars come in different forms, like Bray Wyatt and Kevin Owens.

“Probably expanding people’s ideas of what a big star could look like. That was probably the biggest,”

“I think I expanded — opened the door for guys to follow, like Kevin Owens, like Bray Wyatt, who might not have gotten a look as a star. I’d like to think my lasting contribution is that I think I treated people well when I was on top, and that goes back to remembering how I was treated in Memphis.”


We do see similarities between Mick Foley and the men he mentioned. All of them have Foley’s in-ring competitive style, while Bray has the multi-layer personality he has been displaying for years now. Hopefully, the evolution of in-ring combat and character will continue not just in WWE, but all of pro wrestling.

Do you agree with Mick being the prototype for Kevin Owens and Bray Wyatt? Sound off in the comments!

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Andre Porter

Andre is a passionate wrestling fan and journalist with years of experience covering the WWE. He has attended numerous wrestling events and has a deep understanding of the sport. In addition to his writing, Andre is also a graduate of The University of Arts with a BFA in multimedia and enjoys film, comics, and all Philadelphia sports. He is also an avid follower of John Cena on Twitter.

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