Last night on Monday Night Raw, a legend made his return to the television. Mick Foley graced the WWE Universe with his presence and did so in legendary fashion. During a fantastic segment between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose, Foley’s music hit and the crowd in Kansas City went ballistic. Then again, anytime the WWE fans hear a car accident in an arena, they know who is about to come down the ramp.
The first thing he said was, “I just came by to visit an old friend,” as he points up to the hell in a cell structure. His words resonated throughout the WWE Universe, and especially, to Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. The two young superstars can learn a lifetime’s worth of wrestling wisdom from Foley. In other words, nobody knows more about Hell in a Cell than Mrs. Foley’s baby boy.
While Hell in a Cell has reasons to be excited for, Foley just turned it up to one million on the excitement scale. What the WWE did was build a pay-per-view match that won’t even close out the show. John Cena and Randy Orton is the true main event. However, after Foley’s scintillating promo, Ambrose and Rollins is the true main event.
Nobody knew of Foley’s appearance on Monday Night Raw. Not even his daughter, Noelle Foley knew that he was going to be there last night.
WHAT!!!!!! DAD?!?!?! HE DIDNT TELL ME!!!!! I JUST JUMPED UP AND STARTED SCREAMING!!!!!
— Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) October 21, 2014
When the WWE surprises the fans and leaves no clues about their return or surprise appearance, that’s what makes the moment special. If a legend comes back, the WWE usually promotes it. Take last night as an example of a special moment that was created from a surprise.
Looking at the eyes of Ambrose and Rollins, they broke character a few times. You could see both men staring at the legend and simply learning a lesson about what will take years off their life in under a week. Foley’s the perfect example of that. When the Undertaker threw him off that cell in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18 years ago, he aged that night in an instant. As Foley walked down the ramp last night, his body was in pain.
He lives with that everyday of his life, but it was for the fans and that’s all that mattered to the Hardcore Legend. They don’t call him that for any reason. Each time he picks up a microphone, everybody shuts up and listens. Who would’ve thought that Ambrose could get outdone on the mic? Well, not many people are better at talking than Foley.
Speaking for the entire WWE Universe, we hope that isn’t the last time we see or hear from Foley on a WWE show. His presence shines a light through the long-time wrestling fans as it should as well for the new-age of WWE fans. He built the pay-per-view that needed building, and that’s why Foley is truly a legend.
— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) October 21, 2014
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