Mick Foley opens up about chasing storybook endings in the never-ending WWE Universe.
The new Undertaker documentary, Undertaker: The Last Ride, is all about Mark Calaway, the man behind “The Phenom,” looking for the perfect closure to his career after nearly thirty years in WWE.
One of Undertaker's greatest rivals in those 30 years was Mick Foley. The matches that Mick Foley, as Mankind, shared with The Undertaker are legendary in WWE lore.
Speaking with talkSPORT, Mick Foley opened up about wondering whether or not we've already seen the storybook ending for the Undertaker and what it was like for him to chase the “perfect ending” to his career back in the mid-2000s.
“Yeah I was [chasing the perfect last match], and I had it. I had the perfect goodbye in 2000 at WrestleMania. I had it again with Randy Orton at Backlash in 2004,” said Foley of his own career. “With the economy falling apart a couple of times and you have half of what you think you have, you owe it to your family sometimes to come back and make a living. So I think the romance is in having the perfect match and the storybook ending, but the reality is we have this skillset that allows us to make a good living, but we can’t make that living without employing that skillset.”
Continuing on, Mick Foley would say that the Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36 between the Undertaker and AJ Styles may be the perfect ending for the character of The Undertaker, especially now that he's signed a 15-year deal with WWE.
“Undertaker got a 15-year contract with the company from what I understand and I haven’t seen the end of The Last Ride, but I assume having that amazing match with AJ Styles would be a perfect way to ride off into the sunset,” Foley continued. “I don’t know how the story ends or if he has written his ending, but as far as I’m concerned he’s had that storybook ending and now has a 15-year deal. All's well that ends well and without a couple of those bumps along the way – like the Goldberg match, coming up short against Roman Reigns – then we certainly wouldn’t have this compelling documentary.”
The next part of the compelling documentary that Mick Foley is referencing is available for on-demand viewing on the WWE Network now. This episode covers Undertaker's disastrous match with Goldberg at WWE Super ShowDown 2019.