I had the opportunity to see WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley’s comedy show in person last night with a couple of friends as he performed on his home turf in Long Island, NY at the Brokerage Comedy Club in Bellmore. Here are my 10 Thoughts on the show:
1. Foley’s high school friends, college friends and family members were all in attendance, as this was a homecoming for him.
2. Foley was also joined by Tommy Dreamer on stage at one point during a skit where Santa Claus showed up late, then “heckled” him. Mick wanted to have Santa removed from the crowd but Dreamer stepped in and Foley and Santa hugged it out as a result.
3. Mick told some amazing and hilarious wrestling stories, both from the ring and the road. First up was Foley talking about losing his ear in Germany as a transition to him saying that wasn’t even the strangest thing that happened to him in Germany during his career. He then talked about him, Al Snow and The Rock attending a live “adult show” in the late 1990s, if you know what I mean. Foley said while Al Snow was focused on the man’s “performance”, all Mick could focus on was the man’s knee brace that no one else noticed. It was a pretty filthy and funny recanting of events.
4. Foley had another great road story about being tripled up in a hotel room with DDP and Steve Austin during his WCW days. They did it to save 5 bucks per night each across 300 nights, saving $1500 yearly. But the caveat was that DDP liked to be naked all the time … except for Saran Wrap on his knees to help his joints. Mick then talked about Austin and him psychologically cracking DDP once over the course of 1 day that culminated in Foley putting 48 chocolate chip cookies all over DDP’s bed that wound up all over his naked body when he tried to sleep. He did this with one of the other comedians playing the role of DDP in a reenactment of the aftermath, which included lots of F bombs from DDP.
5. Foley said the dumbest question he ever gets is if it hurt getting thrown off the Hell in a Cell. He said one guy at a meet and greet in St. Louis came up to him and asked if the table breaking his fall meant it didn’t hurt. Foley whispered to him, “Yes, it was a magic table!”
6. Foley recanted the Hell in a Cell stories that he and Terry Funk talked about during his WWE Hall of Fame induction. When Funk revealed at the HOF that Taker told him to see if Mick was still alive, Foley said he never knew that’s what Taker whispered to Funk. When Funk went back to Taker and told him Mick was still breathing, that’s when Taker Choke Slammed Funk out if his shoes, and later on when Mick got back up his half-conscious mind kept wondering where those shoes came from.
7. Foley talked about forgetting to thank his wife during his HOF speech which made him look bad after Booker T’s long thank you to Sharmell … but at least he got to drop an elbow on Chris Jericho! Mick said that after initially saying no, he had to drop the elbow on Jericho after CM Punk came on stage to act as the referee, but he told Y2J that Jericho’s taking all the force on this one. He said that was completely unplanned.
8. Foley also talked about how after his Hall of Fame speech, it was Undertaker who was the first person to greet him backstage and it was the most emotional he ever saw Taker, who hugged Mick in what was a rarity for the Deadman.
9. The Q&A included a question from one of my friends asking Mick to name three people he’d want to tag with in a match, dead or alive. Foley named Funk and Lou Thesz as two of them. Another question was about the Dean Ambrose Twitter feud before Ambrose made it big with The Shield. Foley said it fizzled out after he went to a neurologist that said he couldn’t wrestle ever again.
10. There some other great stories, like Foley joking about the Hulk Hogan film, making fun of Marc Mero’s grand entrances (they debuted within weeks of each other in WWE), and it was just a great time.
I highly recommend the live show to any big wrestling fan who would like to hear some great stories in an intimate and ultimately engaging setting.
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