Mick Foley, Recovering From Hip Surgery, Remembers Chyna On Anniversary Of Her Death

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley had successful hip surgery yesterday, and woke up to a surprise from Buddy the Elf.

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Of course, that's not the REAL Buddy the Elf. The REAL Buddy the Elf is at the North Pole. This Buddy the Elf was his daughter and Holey Foley co-star Noelle.

Foley posted later that he's working during his hospital stay, editing his forthcoming book, "Saint Mick."

But it's not all fun visits from a cos-playing Christmas-obsessed daughter and all-night editing sessions for Mick.

He also took time out today to remember his friend Joanie Laurer, aka Chyna, on the anniversary of her death.


It has been exactly one year since we lost the "Ninth Wonder of the World". I have been sitting up in my hospital bed, looking at photos, remembering Joanie, thinking of how lucky I was to have been her friend. I love this photo of Joanie and my daughter Noelle, probably from 1999 – because I think it is symbolic of the beautiful blend of strength and kindness that defined Chyna. She was iconic. She was sweet. She was fragile. She was a nerd. She was my friend. She had the best laugh in the world. RIP Joanie.

Feel free to leave a comment about your favorite Chyna moment or about Joanie below. Please be nice.

Foley was "fired" from his job as WWE Raw General Manager as part of a storyline to justify his needing to take time off to get his much needed hip surgery.

The full Facebook post about Chyna is embedded below.

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