Austin asks about the Mankind character and how it was born. Foley talks about his first WWE meeting at headquarters in Stamford. The Network freezes for the third time tonight and I miss the story but Foley says Vince McMahon wanted to cover his face when he brought him in, so that led to the Mankind mask. Austin talks about how Vince didn’t like Foley’s work style and didn’t want him in WWE but Jim Ross lobbied for him. Foley says when he attacked The Undertaker after his debut, his whole life changed and he had Taker in his corner from then on. He says Vince went against his better judgment, took a chance and went with what JR and The Undertaker thought. They talk about Foley’s various characters. Foley talks about watching the first Hell In a Cell with Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker while preparing for his match. Terry Funk advised him to start the match on top of the Cell and it clicked for Foley. Austin asks about the big bump from the Cell and how he prepared for it. Foley talks about how when he got up there he thought it was the worst idea he had. He had no idea things would get worse for him that night after the big bump but they did. Foley says he hugged Pat Patterson, who had a personal tragedy, flashed a bloody smile to a younger Stephanie McMahon, then went back out to interfere in Austin’s match. Austin shows us a clip of Foley limping to the Cell during his match with Kane. Foley says he didn’t remember any of that.
source: The Stone Cold Podcast
In the Foley Is Good book, Mick says he owed Taker a debt of gratitude and didn’t know where his WWE career would have ended up had Taker not been a part of it. Mick’s words about Taker here, I saw it as an expansion on the words in that book of his which was Mick’s second autobiography, a sequel to his first one, Have a Nice Day. This doesn’t surprise me as there’s been stories from other names in the industry of Taker being in someone’s corner before nor does it make me respect Taker more because I already had an unlimited amount of respect and appreciation for the man for years now.