Mick Foley’s son Mickey suggested on a recent live stream that Triple H does not like his father. This prompted the WWE Hall of Famer to write this post on Facebook:
THIS MAN DOES NOT HATE ME
Despite what you may have heard, I really don't believe Triple H dislikes me, as my son Mickey implied on his live stream - from which point the story took on a life of its own. Keep in mind, that my son Mickey is on the autism spectrum and while he is a bright and beautiful child, he doesn't always speak with the same type of filter that most of us naturally have – and as a result, he is much more likely to say exactly what comes into his mind.
Sure, it created something of an awkward position for me – but nothing that is said or done will ever take away from the bond Triple H and I share; the bond of great matches as we were moving up the card in 1997 and 1998, and when we were on top of the card, on top of the cell – and figuratively, on top of the world in 2000. Rumors will come and go. But memories like the ones Triple H and I created will last a lifetime.
While Hunter may not “hate” Foley, I’ve been told for years there is tension there. One incident I can recall off the top of my head happened when Foley was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013. It was before Hunter had convinced Bruno Sammartino to accept an induction and Vince McMahon scolded Triple H in front of others when he made a snide remark about Foley being the head of their Hall of Fame class. Remember, there was talk if Bruno didn’t accept that DeGeneration X would go in as a faction alongside Foley.
I was never made aware of any specific incident between Triple H and Foley other than Triple H never thought of Foley as a top guy, something that has gone on for decades. While stories like the one I wrote about above have been common knowledge within WWE, Mick has always pushed back on the idea there is any animosity between himself and Triple H.