WWE Legend Kane is Still Angry at Mick Foley for Stealing His Thunder at Hell in a Cell 1998

Published 06/29/2021, 7:45 AM EDT


23 years ago, Kane won his first-ever WWE Championship at King of the Ring in 1998. However, his victory got overshadowed when Mankind aka Mick Foley almost died as The Undertaker choke slammed him from 22 ft (6.7 m) over Hell in a Cell.

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The Cell match was the third-ever Hell in a Cell match and the penultimate match of the 1998 King of the Ring PPV. The main event was the ‘First Blood’ where Stone Cold Steve Austin defended his WWE Championship against Kane.

Mick Foley, despite suffering from excruciating pain earlier, interfered in the match. The Undertaker also came down to stop Foley and tried to hit him with a steel chair.

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Unfortunately, Austin was hit and started bleeding. Hence, Kane won his first WWE title. However, his title win will forever be overshadowed by Mankind vs Undertaker, which transpired earlier.

On the occasion of this anniversary, Kane took to Twitter and ‘called out‘ Foley “for stealing his thunder by redefining “hardcore” the same night!!”

This banter is all for fun. Following the 1998 event, Austin defeated Kane to win the title again. Kane and Foley started teaming up and even won the Tag Team titles.

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Mick Foley shares a throwback to the infamous Hell in a Cell match of 1998

Before Kane, Mick Foley himself shared a throwback. He posted the infamous picture of The Undertaker looming over the befallen Mankind from the top of the cell with the caption, “Where were you 23 YEARS AGO, TODAY? I had a match in Pittsburgh.”

 

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A post shared by Mick Foley (@realmickfoley)

 

Due to the brutal nature of the match, Foley suffered several injuries, including a concussion, a dislocated jaw and shoulder, bruised ribs, multiple internal bleedings, puncture wounds, and several teeth knocked out.

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Yet, instead of resting or seeking medical help, Mick Foley came out again to help Kane win the title. Hence, Kane’s ‘complaint’ is completely unfounded. But the duo feuded with each other later on.

Both Kane and Mick Foley would go on to become legends in their own right. Both of them had multiple title reigns and reinvented the hardcore genre and how we see pro wrestling today.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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