WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, renowned for his legendary career and iconic matchups across various wrestling promotions, is preparing for his retirement. Motivated by a desire to engage in one last Death Match, Foley has detailed why he is stepping out of retirement for this final bout.

In a recent revelation, Mick Foley disclosed his contemplation of coming out of retirement for final match on his 60th birthday. The Hall of Famer clarified that if this return were to happen, it would be in the context of a deathmatch, specifying that it would take place outside of WWE.

In preparation for his upcoming retirement match, wrestling legend Mick Foley has committed to a significant weight loss journey, setting a goal to shed 100 pounds.

While speaking on his YouTube channel, Mick Foley was asked about the reason for his coming out of retirement. Mick Foley shared his motivation for embarking on a weight loss journey, expressing that, after realizing his wrestling days were over, he needed a new source of inspiration.


”One day when I was really struggling, I realized that what used to be the best motivation for me was another match, so I always got in shape with the goal of having another. Now fast forward my wrestling days are over I spent with two small occasions all of that time since 1999 well over 300 lbs and I got down on three different occasions below 300 and then as I saw that my weight really starting to get away from me.’

”I just thought maybe I need that motivation and along the way I can appreciate the lifestyle changes, the eating differences the exercise, there’s no reason for somebody at my age in weight to not be exercising for three straight years. You know, it’s embarrassing, it’s embarrassing when you’re asked in the air an airport if you need a wheelchair. It’s embarrassing to be the guy who’s bigger than the chair on the airline.”

Despite the challenges of preparing for a death match, Foley sees it as a transformative experience that will bring valuable lessons and improvements to his overall health and lifestyle. He emphasized the importance of staying active and maintaining a healthier weight to lead a more fulfilling life, especially as he envisions being an active grandfather in the future.

”I think it’s something of a paradox that by competing in a death match, I will have a much better life. Like that day is going to be tough, it’s going to be tough, but the lessons I learn leading up to that match are lessons I intend to carry forward for the rest of my life. To me. it’s the difference between being a grandfather someday who can crawl on the ground and play with their grandchildren and a grandfather who sits and watches from the sidelines and I don’t want to be that guy sitting on the sidelines, so I know having a wild match involving barb wire , thumb tacks, we’re going to bring in it, but these are going to be tools of life for that.”

Alongside his weight loss journey, fellow wrestler RVD expressed his desire to be Mick Foley’s final opponent. As fans eagerly anticipate Foley’s potential return to the ring for one last death match, there is no doubt that his legacy and contributions to the wrestling industry make him more than deserving of this final showdown.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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