Mick Foley explains how he pulled his hair out.
While portraying Mankind, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley was known to pull tufts of hair out from his head. As revealed at the 2023 San Diego Comic-Con, a new Mankind action figure from Mattel will include the figure holding a tuft of hair.
While speaking to Ringside Collectibles at the convention about the new Three Faces of Foley three-pack, Foley explained how he was able to pull his hair out easily without it coming from the roots.
“The thing is, I didn’t pull from the roots. I wasn’t a barbarian,” Foley said. “I just never conditioned my hair, and I would pull from the ends, giving the illusion I was pulling from the roots. I tried fake hair to begin with and it didn’t work. It didn’t look good, so I just started pulling, and I didn’t have to accumulate a lot for it to look dramatic.
“And because it was light, I was able to blow it up in the air, and that made for like — I didn’t have a lot of great moves for a comeback, but that kind of made my comeback unique in that I would do a couple of moves, sit down, rock, pull my hair out, blow the tuft of hair in the air. Hasn’t been done since.”
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