Mick Foley is surprised that it has taken this long.
WWE is presenting 'Halftime Heat' on their digital platforms while the Super Bowl LIII halftime show is on. The NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano and Adam Cole will square off with Velveteen Dream, Aleister Black and Ricochet. The first time that WWE ran a match during a Super Bowl halftime show was in 1999 during Super Bowl XXXIII.
The then-WWF Champion Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson clashed with WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley in an empty-arena match. For the first time since that match, 'Halftime Heat' is back and Mick Foley spoke to ESPN about the forthcoming special and stated that he is surprised that it has taken WWE so long to do another 'Halftime Heat' special.
"I mean, I can't believe it took him [Vince McMahon] 20 years to do it again," said Foley. "I hope those guys not only meet the level The Rock and I set, but surpass it. I really hope they have an amazing match -- they certainly have the talent to do it."
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