The hardcore legend Mick Foley opens up about a lifetime of injuries, healing with DDP Yoga, performing his one-man show, today’s WWE and helping out Santa in real life on the Turnbuckle Weekly with Chuck Carroll.
It’s great to have Mick Foley as a guest right back here on The Turnbuckle Weekly. Bang! Bang!
Excuse me for starting with a cheap pop, but we just get giddy whenever we have a hardcore legend on the show.
The exploits of Mrs. Foley’s baby boy in WWE, TNA and ECW have been well documented. I mean, who can forget watching the Undertaker throw him off the top of a cage and through a table 20 feet below.
As it turns out, he won’t ever be able to. Foley told me he feels the pain of a hardcore career each and every day as he rises out of bed.
“I do get around slowly. That was my fear when I was on RAW (a few weeks ago) that the limping would be so noticeable it would take away from the segment,” he said.
“But you remember what the Godfather said about limpin’?” he asked me. “Limpin’ ain’t easy.”
It’s that type of humor that Foley will bring to the Bell House in Brooklyn this Sunday when his one-man show goes head-to-head with the first free pay-per-view event in WWE history, as the company is giving away Survivor Series as part of a no cost November on their over-the-top network.
In another part of the interview, I confirmed there will be no coal in Foley’s stocking this year. The man has a heart of gold and is raising money for a Santa whose house burned down in real life. Foley is selling autographed Mr. Sockos at his appearances and donating the funds to Santa Vern.
This is an audio masterpiece for all to enjoy. Here’s a look at what we covered.
– What makes a story worthy of being told in “Hardcore Legend: An Evening With Mick Foley”
– His recent time working with Diamond Dallas Page on a customized DDP Yoga plan
– The pain he feels each morning because of years of abuse on his body
– His take on the current WWE product
– His new Christmas documentary — is it like a real-life Bad Santa?
– How he’s helping a Santa whose house burned down in real life
– Whether there is a place for a union in pro wrestling
The full interview can be heard at the top of the page. Naturally, it’s must-listen material.
Chuck Carroll is former pro wrestling announcer and referee turned sports media personality. He once appeared on Monday Night RAW when he presented Robert Griffin III with a WWE title belt in the Redskins locker room.
Follow him on Twitter @TheChuckCarroll.