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WATCH: 19 Years Ago Today Possibly The Most Iconic Moment In WWE History Took Place

WATCH: 19 Years Ago Today Possibly The Most Iconic Moment In WWE History Took Place

19 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.

In fact the man who was famous for his three faces, Mankind, Cactus Jack and Dude Love, once lost his ear in an infamous match against Vader.

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The earless Mick Foley. Image: Pro Wrestling Stories.

The most brutal of his characters, Cactus Jack, was well known for his hardscore stylings and deathmatches but Mankind could equally take things to the limit.

But there's no denying that the one match we saw 19 years ago, in 1998, at the height of the popular 'Attitude Era' in WWE featured on of the most frightening moments in Foley's career.

Foley had a match at that year's King of the Ring pay-per-view against the legendary Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell, where the two played out one of the 'great' moments in WWE history.

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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.

Credit: WWE

"Good God almighty! Good God almighty! That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!"

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Incredibly there was actually worse to come for "Mrs Foley's baby boy." Despite dislocating his shoulder, he got off his stretcher and went back on top of the cell with The Undertaker.

Taker then chokeslammed his opponent on top of the cell and a panel gave way sending the three time WWE champion to the matt.

Is he dead? Image: WWE

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In his book, Foley said that after the match chairman Vince McMahon made him promise to "never do anything like that again." Taker also thought he'd killed his opponent following the slam.

Whilst the daredevil had suffered a concussion he once again rose to finish the match, taking a piledriver to end the contest.

Mick Foley, you absolute madman. We salute you!

Topics: Undertaker, hell in a cell, WWE, Mick Foley

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field - including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.

 

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