Hell in a Cell Legend Mick Foley's live show must not be missed

Hell in a Cell Legend Mick Foley's live show must not be missed

Mick Foley will be the special guest judge when Braun challenges Strowman Universal Champion Roman Reigns to WWE Hell in a Cell.

Immediately after the main event of today's pay-per-view, the documentary Mick Foley: 20 Years in Hell premiered on the WWE Network.

Two weeks ago, I was honored to meet the WWE Hall of Famer at a comedy club in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.

This was the conclusion of his wonderful one-man live show, based on the documentary "20 Years of Hell" tonight.

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The 53-year-old will bring this experience to England in late November and even if you're a casual wrestling fan, it's a show where you should do your best.

As anyone who has seen him will give an interview, the former WWE champion knows with a microphone and is an expert at verbally winning an audience.

He has been touring the world for several years since retiring from the square, and I had the pleasure of seeing him speak on two separate occasions. While he was brilliant for the first time, practice really does make the difference, as he excelled in this achievement.

The flesh and potatoes of this latest show revolve around leading the listener into the infamous Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker by King of the Ring in 1998.

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The night I was there, Foley had the sold-out audience in his hands and tears of laughter as he remembered every second of the game and his thoughts on the whole thing, the parts he was conscious of at least!

One of my favorite moments was when he described waking up after he had passed out and wondering how Terry Funk's training shoes came into the ring. Those of you who have seen the game will understand this particular reference when his great friend came to his aid.

The show lasted about 1 hour and 10 minutes before Foley spent about half an hour answering questions about his life and career. I asked Foley if he would sign my arm to add to my collection of wrestling tattoos, and he agreed. He invited me to meet him after the show, where he signed my shoulder, posed for a photo and chatted with me for a few minutes.

I inquired with Foley if he would be featured on WWE television in future stories. He told me that he did not think so, because once he's been fired as Raw General Manager, there's really nothing left to do on TV.

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So you can imagine my surprise when it was announced just four nights later that Foley would be in Raw the following Monday.

I had expected him to comment on the show as one of the many legends who commented on the game between Triple H and The Undertaker on October 6 for the Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia. I thought his appearance was similar to what Shawn Michaels did and he would give some thought to the upcoming game, especially considering Foley's story with HHH and Taker.

Fans were thrilled to see Foley return to Raw for the first time in 18 months, and my excitement grew as I realized he had not just turned up to beat The Game against The Phenom.

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Instead, Foley interrupted Elias and announced that he would indeed be the particular guest referee in the match for the Universal Championship between Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns in Hell in a Cell itself.

Not only did Foley sound great when he jumped up and shouted "Bang Bang," but he looked better than he had in years. I noticed that in his last talk show. He walks without limping now and no longer looks like every movement is a fight.

When I attended one of his shows in 2014, he sat down for the entire performance after slipping onto the stage. After a hip operation last year [and working with DDP Yoga creator Diamond Dallas Page] Foley was able to stand for the entire show this time and did not go into pain anymore.

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I told him how happy I was to see him looking so well and noticeably slimmer, and he informed me that he had lost more than 100 pounds in recent years, which is also conducive to his mobility. Maybe he could even take part in today's competition.

Foley has proven that he still has a lot to offer the WWE Universe, and based on the crowd reaction to Raw, The Hardcore Legend is clearly a fan favorite among older and younger wrestling fans.

I hope that tonight will not be a one-time show and we see that Foley will play more TV shows for the WWE in the future, but in the meantime do not miss the chance to see the big man live.

Mick Foley will be coming to England for two live shows this November hosted by WWE NXT UK superstar Flash Morgan Webster.

He will visit the BAWA Healthcare & Leisure Center in Bristol on November 29 and the Reddings Suite in Birmingham on November 30.

Tickets are available at www.realmickfoley.com

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