Mick Foley Says Talking Hell In A Cell Is Cathartic

Recently Mick Foley joined the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast to discuss his “20 Years of Hell Tour”. In this excerpt, Foley discusses the impact the Cell match had on not only his life but pop culture and the wrestling business. The full episode can be downloaded at this link.

Looking back at the Hell in a Cell match 20 years later:

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"It is definitely cathartic to talk about it. I'm kind of finding out new elements about the match as we go. Especially since it was a match that I kind of ran from for so many years and did not want to talk about it but after a while and I guess in the same way that Adam West came to terms that he was Batman and I know there are some other actors that have kind of felt pigeonholed, I didn't want to be known for just that one thing. But after it awhile it was like maybe this isn't the worst thing to be known for but it has been really cathartic to discuss it and I can honestly say that these have been the most fun shows and the best shows that I have done."

 

What was going through his head while he was descending from the Cell:

 

"It's funny because in the show I only curse once. It is like a two-hour show with a Q and A and I curse one time. But it turns out that I think in curses and that all I was doing was dropping f-bombs to myself before and after. It was what the BLANK was I thinking? And you've got to be BLANKING kidding me? It is why I was so glad when (Chris) Jericho's Book "A Lion's Tale" came out he talked about wanting to do something from the top (of the Cell) but when he went up there earlier in the afternoon {which I didn't do or otherwise we wouldn't be having this conversation right now} and he said the people down below looked like ants and I'm not exaggerating, they looked like ants and I thought to myself that is exactly what they looked like. If I could have thought of a graceful way to climb down the cell structure without ruining my career, I believe I would have done it."

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