Thursday, June 28, 2018

HIAC - 20 Years Later

It's the twentieth anniversary of one of the most iconic matches in professional wrestling history - the Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind (Mick Foley).

Hell in a Cell - The Undertaker vs MankindIf you've followed the genre of entertainment for any length of time, you're bound to have - in the very least - heard about it.

The match saw Foley take some incredible bumps from the top of the cage. The first was a fall from the roof onto the announcers desk. The second was from the middle of the roof into the ring.

At one point, Foley lost a tooth and it somehow ended up in his nostril!

I watched it live with my father. Both of us were amazed at what we witnessed. The following day, I made a detour to my friends house while I was on my way to work, to drop the video over for him to see how crazy the match was. All I told him was 'you have to watch this. That's all I am saying'. I didn't want to spoil anything.

It was fun to see his reaction when I picked the tape up the following day.

A few years ago, I was telling somebody about Foley's wrestling career. I had introduced her to the wrestler through his novel - Tietam Brown - and thought I'd show her a wrestling match that he participated in just to show how crazy he was. I didn't hesitate when it came to deciding which match would best exemplify Foley's career.

It was this one.

Hell in a Cell - The Undertaker vs Mankind

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