Mick Foley Shoots On Potential Match With Hulk Hogan

On the latest episode of the hit podcast “Foley is Pod”, Mick Foley spoke about a potential match with Hulk Hogan and what he wishes he could have done during his time with TNA.

Foley had a less than stellar run with TNA in 2010, although he did win the TNA Legends championship and have matches with legends like Sting and Ric Flair. However, he only lasted two years in the company and left in 2011 to return to WWE.

Mick Foley vs Hulk Hogan was a match that never took place in wrestling but was one that he wished he could have stayed in the company for. Despite both wrestling for the same companies (WWE and WCW) at times in their career, we never saw any of Foley’s faces tackle any of Hogan’s personas during their long and successful career.

In his latest Foley is Pod episode, Mick Foley said about a match vs Hulk Hogan;

“I wish I had stuck around long enough to have a match with Hulk Hogan,”

“Two types of people in the world, those that acknowledge being in the ring with Hulk is a big deal and those that pretend it isn’t. But I did two promos in the ring with him, it’s a pretty fricken big deal.”

While many fans would have loved to see the match, it was never planned to take place in 2011, according to former boss Eric Bischoff. On an episode of his weekly ’83 Weeks’ podcast, former WCW President Eric Bischoff revealed that there was no plan for Hulk Hogan vs Mick Foley, in a move which is sure to anger fans of both men.

“No (he said about Mick Foley vs Hulk Hogan in TNA). This was the beginning of a really dark period, physically. Hulk had been involved with a lot of negative things. He had a lot of things going on in his life with the divorce and other issues that had nothing to do with wrestling.

He was in a ton of pain. This was when the back was really starting, before the 17 surgeries.

I think he had a couple by then, by 2011, but physically, when I would show up at the set, oftentimes I would fly into Tampa the night before, stay in a hotel, Hulk would swing by and pick me up or I would meet him at his house and then we would drive together to Orlando for the show.

We would pull up to the soundstage at Disney. It took Hulk 10 minutes just to get out of the car, so there was no thought of matches at this time.”

Hogan’s physical condition was terrible at the time and Foley was no better. He was meant to face Dean Ambrose in WWE but could not be cleared physically and was forced to retire soon after. We never sae the pair face off and it remains one of the best dream matches that never took place.

Who would win in a potential Hulk Hogan vs Mick Foley match? Let us know in the comments or click below to read about a potential Sting vs Stone Cold Steve Austin Wrestlemania match!


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