Hulk Hogan claimed that Mick Foley “prostituted his body” in an interview that recently came to light.
The WWE Hall of Famer spoke in an interview in around 2002, claiming all sorts of things about Mick Foley’s weight and work ethic, despite never having worked with him.
I’ve trained in the last week more than Mick Foley has in the last 30 years.
It depends on where you want to be. The early bird aint no worm. It all depends on how much respect you have for yourself.
Nothing against Mick Foley – I didn’t have to prostitute my body and throw myself over the coals and into the fire and the glass to make a dollar. I decided to go another way.
However, Mick Foley shot back at Hulk Hogan, claiming that he was in “deceptively good shape”, and that what Hulk Hogan said was “a lie” and “cruel”, calling him a “whiney girl in a porno film” if he were to have wrestled Foley.
He’s never wrestled with me. If you ask guys like The Rock and Stone Cold. If you ask them if I was n shape, if you ask Shawn Michaels ‘was I in shape’ when I put in 27 minutes with him in 1998, they’d say that I was in deceptively good shape.
I’m not trying to excuse myself – part of the reason I retired earlier than I should have is all the damage that the extra weight may have done to my knees and my back, which may have cost me.
For Hulk Hogan to say that is a lie, and I think it’s kind of cruel. I think if Hulk Hogan were to wrestle me in his career, he would sound like a whiney girl in a porno film – ‘not so hard, not so fast’.
Mick Foley Wished He Could Have Wrestled 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.
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Hamish is a writer and podcaster and wrestling fan who is a key part of the Atletifo team.
After playing countless hours of WrestleMania X8 on the Gamecube, he discovered Rey Mysterio getting his head crushed by The Great Khali, and thus a love for professional wrestling was born.
He is also a Media Graduate, as well as writing for multiple sites about Premier League football and the culture of Wales – his home country.