WWE Classic Superstars - 'Dude Love' Mick Foley

Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2008 by Shaun in Labels: ,

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Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr. (born June 7, 1965) is an American author and professional wrestler. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), appearing primarily on its Raw brand.

Throughout his wrestling career, Foley has wrestled for many different promotions, both under his real name and under various personas (most notably Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love). He is the first ever WWF Hardcore Champion and became a three-time WWF Champion as Mankind. He is also one of the most successful tag team wrestlers in history, being an eight-time WWF Tag Team Champion, a two-time ECW World Tag Team Champion, a one-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and a one-time WCWA Tag Team Champion. He is also a one-time WCWA Light Heavyweight Champion.

Foley is a multiple-time New York Times bestselling author. He was also a subject of the documentary Beyond the Mat, which followed him at the peak of his career.

Throughout his career, and under all of his aliases, Foley has proved extremely popular to his fans, even when he wrestled as a heel. Foley has always been accessible to his fans and will spend long periods of time with them signing autographs and posing for pictures. His hard work is often credited with helping to re-establish pro wrestling's popularity after the steroid and sex scandals of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Foley was leading the online poll for Time Magazine's Man of the Year honor in 1998 before being removed as a candidate. Foley is also seen as a pioneer of hardcore wrestling. The hardcore match became a staple of WWF programming in the late 1990s after Foley had several memorable hardcore-style matches, and it can be seen that Foley set the bar for hardcore-styled wrestling and matches.

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