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Mick Foley Explains His Reasoning Behind Wanting One More Death Match

Mick Foley is really serious about having one more death match and is now explaining the reasoning behind it.

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley recently posted a clip of a video on Instagram being interviewed by Casey Hopkins. When asked why he’s having one more death match, Foley said it’s a motivation for him to get in shape.

“One day, when I was really struggling, I realized that what used to be the best motivation for me was another match,” Micky Foley said. So I always got in shape with the goal of having another match, another match, another match.

“Now fast forward, my wrestling days are over. I’ve spent, with two small occasions, all of that time since 1999, well over 300 pounds. And I got down on three different occasions below 300. And then as I saw my weight really starting to get away from me, I thought, maybe I need that same kind of motivation, and along the way, I can appreciate the lifestyle changes, eating differences, the exercise.

Mick Foley believes one last match will lead to a healthier life longterm

“There is no reason for somebody, at my age and weight, to not be exercising for three straight years. It’s embarrassing. It’s embarrassing when you’re asked in the airport if you need a wheelchair; it’s embarrassing to be the guy who is bigger than the chair on the airline. I think it’s something of a paradox that by competing in a death match, I will have a much better life.

“Like that day or night, is going to be tough. It’s going to be tough, but the lessons I learn leading up to that match are lessons I intend to carry forward for the rest of my life. To me, it’s the difference between being a grandfather someday who can crawl on the ground and play with their grandchildren or a grandfather who sits and watches from the sidelines.

“And I don’t want to be that guy sitting on the sidelines. I know having a wild match involving barbed wire and thumbtacks, we’re going to bring in a bed of nails. But these are going to be tools of life for dad.”


When asked what he’s looking forward to the most, after a long pause, Foley said it was catharsis.

“Catharsis. I’m just looking for catharsis,” Mick Foley admitted. “As odd as it sounds in Japan, the fans are described as being oddly peaceful when they would leave because they had seen something. And when it’s done right, it can be a work of abstract art.

“Some people will just see human beings putting each other into terribly inhumane situations, while others will see two human beings working together to create surreal art. And so I’m hoping when it’s done, there will be a sense of peace among the fans and a sense of inner peace for myself, even as my wounds stick to the sheets that night and for a few nights.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to come out of that situation in worse shape than I was, but I believe I will pick up habits that are going to lead to a longer, better life. And that’s something I’m really looking forward to.”

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