[WWE News] Mick Foley is the First Member of the 2013 Hall of Fame Class
WWE has announced Mick Foley as the first 2013 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame. Arguably the third biggest star of The Attitude Era behind Steve Austin and The Rock, Foley was a wrestler like no other, willing to take immeasurable amounts of abuse for the sake of putting on a memorable match or creating memorable moments. Although he was already well-known as Cactus Jack from his WCW, ECW, and Japan stints, Foley became immortalized in 1998 when, wrestling as Mankind, he was thrown off the top of the Hell in a Cell and through a table by The Undertaker at the King of the Ring PPV. This moment, as well as the match itself, has become stuff of legend and one of the “go to” moments whenever WWE wants to discuss that part of their history. But Foley just wasn’t all barbed wire and tables; he also turned out to be quite the prolific writer, penning his first memoir Have a Nice Day! in the late 90’s which became a New York Times Bestseller and proved that wrestling fans do in fact read once in awhile. He has written many books since then, some autobiographical and others fictional, and is now attempting to launch a stand-up comedy career.
To sum it up Foley is a perfect person to induct into the WWE Hall of Fame; he’s had an indelible impact on the generation who watched him defy death on an almost-weekly basis (for better or worse, depending on who you ask) and is one of the most beloved stars of “The Attitude Era”. Foley has had a tremendous career and helped bring the WWE to new heights in popularity so it’s no surprise that he’s getting the nod. And good god does he deserve it.
The 2013 Hall of Fame ceremony will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY on April 6th, the day before Wrestlemania 29 takes place at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.