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18 years ago today, one of the most iconic moments in wrestling history took place as Mankind was hurled off the top of the deadly Hell in a Cell structure by the Undertaker at King of the Ring 1998.
Mick Foley, known for portraying several characters in sports entertainment over the years, is a bit of a strange cat. He's been involved in a series of deadly matches and stunts.
June 28th 1998, KOTR. The Undertaker beat Mankind in the most brutal HIAC match of all time. @realmickfoley #WWE pic.twitter.com/Snk30H0y8L
- WWE Today In History (@WWE__History) 28 June 2016
But there's no denying that the one we saw 18 years ago in the height of the attitude era, is the most frightening. An incredible fall from around 16 feet, Foley was sent crashing through the Spanish announce table, prompting one of the most iconic calls from legendary commentator Jim Ross.
"Good God almighty! Good God almighty! That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!"
But Foley, despite his dislocated shoulder, got off his stretcher and went back on top of the cell with The Undertaker. He suffered another outrageous bump when he was chokeslammed through the Cell, the cell panels completely giving way. The Undertaker has since stated that he thought Foley had died following the second incident.
In his book, Foley said that after the match chairman Vince McMahon made him promise to "never do anything like that again."
But if your Vince McMahon and your son fancies jumping off an even bigger cell 18 years later at Wrestlemania, then all is good.
Mick Foley, you absolute madman. We salute you.
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