On a recent edition of his “Foley Is Pod” podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley discussed his experience at WCW Halloween Havoc 1993 and why his main event match with Vader served as a highlight of his career.
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On the status of the match in his mind: “The match with Vader at Halloween Havoc was the main event, and at that time the biggest match of my career.”
On his mindset during the match: “And I remember vividly thinking to myself, ‘This is the best moment of my career, because I’ve never been this high before. And also the saddest, because I’ll never get to this level again.’ Luckily, I was wrong with that second assertion. But it was the biggest match of my life, and it was up there in my top ten for a long time.”
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Mick Foley Reflects on WCW Halloween Havoc 1993 Match with Vader
In a recent episode of his podcast, “Foley Is Pod,” WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley shared his thoughts on his main event match with Vader at WCW Halloween Havoc 1993. Foley described the match as one of the highlights of his career and discussed his mindset during the event.
Foley began by stating that the match with Vader was the main event and the biggest match of his career at that time. He expressed how significant the moment was for him, saying, “This is the best moment of my career because I’ve never been this high before.” However, he also acknowledged the bittersweet feeling, adding, “And also the saddest because I’ll never get to this level again.”
Despite his initial belief that he would never reach such heights again, Foley admitted that he was wrong. Throughout his career, Foley went on to have many more memorable matches and moments, solidifying his status as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
The match between Foley and Vader at WCW Halloween Havoc 1993 is still remembered by fans as a brutal and intense encounter. Foley, known for his hardcore wrestling style, pushed himself to the limit in the match, taking numerous risks and enduring significant punishment.
Foley’s willingness to put his body on the line for the sake of entertaining the audience became a trademark of his career. His alter ego, Cactus Jack, was known for his fearless and unpredictable nature, which made him a fan favorite.
Throughout his career, Foley continued to captivate audiences with his unique blend of athleticism and storytelling. He went on to have legendary matches in both WCW and WWE, including his iconic Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at King of the Ring 1998.
Foley’s contributions to the world of professional wrestling extend beyond his in-ring performances. He has also made a name for himself as an author, actor, and philanthropist. Foley’s autobiography, “Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks,” became a New York Times bestseller and further solidified his place in wrestling history.
As fans reflect on Foley’s career and his memorable matches, it’s clear that his match with Vader at WCW Halloween Havoc 1993 holds a special place in his heart. It was a defining moment for Foley and showcased his dedication to the craft of professional wrestling.
In conclusion, Mick Foley’s main event match with Vader at WCW Halloween Havoc 1993 remains a highlight of his career. Foley’s mindset during the match, as he experienced both the highest and saddest moments of his career, reflects his passion and commitment to entertaining the audience. His contributions to the wrestling industry continue to be celebrated, and his legacy as one of the all-time greats is firmly established.