Exactly two decades today, wrestling fans witnessed one of the most momentous fights as The Undertaker tossed Mankind off the top of the fatal Hell in a Cell structure at King of the Ring 1998.
Mick Foley, who portrays several sports entertainment characters over the past years, can be compared to a cat with nine lives. He’s been through numerous fatal stunts and deadly matches but he’s breathing until now!
The man, known for his famous three faces namely: Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love, even lost an ear during his infamous Vader brawl!
The Undertaker vs Mankind Hell in a Cell wrestling war is one of the most celebrated moments in the history of WWE.
It was a 16-feet fall that left the audience in awe and non-stop cheers! Foley landed hard on the Spanish announce table that led to another iconic memory: commentator Jim Ross’ scorching call!
“Good God almighty! Good God almighty! That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!”
The daredevil fighter dislocated a shoulder in the deadly stunt. But as the madman Mankind is, he went off his stretcher bearing his injury back on top of the cell to finish the fight.
The Phenom then challenged the Undertaker to resume the elevated brawl, sending the three-time WWE champion dashing back down onto the canvas in another deadly fall.
In Foley’s book, he mentioned chairman Vince McMahon’s plea for him to ‘never do anything like that again’. Undertaker also thought he did a fatal attack on the manoeuver.
Despite suffering a concussion, the daredevil won’t still allow any match not to end as it’s supposed to be. So he took a tombstone piledriver to finish the game.
This double-decade-past event that shocked wrestling fans will go on from generation to another. That’s simply because of how badass insane it was!