Mick Foley Happy For Kane & Daniel Bryan, Talks CM Punk, Says Match Days Are Over

ESPN has a new Q&A online with Mick Foley. Below is an excerpt:

Who would’ve thought Kane and Daniel Bryan would be the most entertaining part of every show?

Man, I know, and I’m so happy for them. Kane had been talking to me about how he’s been there since 1996 and he’s had a 16-year run and how he’s a bit banged up from years of his big, physical style. He told me that he needed to find a way to tweak the character a little bit, and when I saw him a few weeks ago I told him, “You are my hero.” He laughed and said, “No, I’ve become you!” Here’s a guy who realized he could no longer do the stuff he was known for back in the Attitude Era, so he brought some levity and laughs to the character. The anger management skit where he broke down his entire career was brilliant. I sent out a tweet right after I saw it saying, “This is why I love this stuff.” It brought me right back to some of the humor we loved to do back in the Attitude Era.

Now you’re back on TV and you gave an awesome promo against CM Punk. What was it like being in the ring with Punk?

Man, I’ll tell you what. Punk is as good, both verbally and physically, as anyone who I’ve ever been in the ring with. I had the pleasure of being in there, but I have to tell you something, I was a little nervous. I didn’t know if I could still cut promos on that level, but when you’re dealing with a guy like Punk who is so intense, you realize that you either swim or your sink, and I was doing my best to stay afloat. I didn’t realize people were going to react so overwhelmingly, because when I was done, I was just like, “Thank goodness that didn’t go badly.” But when I go to the back, I got a standing ovation, and everywhere I went, people were complimenting me on that promo. It was great. I loved it.

Do you see the promo leading to a match, or are your wrestling days over?

I think my match days are over, but hopefully it will lead to something else. I think it’s always great to have the guys from different eras in there together. It works great for everybody.

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  • Dude love

    Is that what you do during your free time, Richard? Take pictures with homeless guys? Lol

    • Frenchfry

      Thats a joke right?

      • Nick b

        More than obviously, yes.

  • _JIM_

    Homeless guy, lol. That’s good stuff. Mick has never been one to wear expensive clothes. Even though he can easily afford to. You have to respect a guy who is that comfortable in his own skin that he doesn’t need to “bling” it up to try and impress people. I’m also glad to hear him say his match days are over as Mick Foley has absolutely NOTHING left to prove to anybody in that ring. That guy could take a beating like no other. I will NEVER forget being at the Civic Arena and watching him get tossed off the HIAC. That was by far the greatest match I’ve ever seen live in my life. I honestly thought he wasn’t going to get up after he fell through the cage. That was the sickest bump ever. The first one off the top through the table looks better but he seemed like he was in control and the table sucked up a lot of the shock. That second one was honestly disgusting. Me and my buddy that I was there with both thought that we had seen his career end the second he went splat onto that canvas. Like I said it’s something I will never ever forget in my entire life. Mick should’ve already been inducted into the HOF. Hopefully this year because there really isn’t anyone who earned it the way Mick did.