Mick Foley Comments On Helping Terry Gordy Bring Out The ‘Gordy Of Old’


During the latest edition of his “Foley is Pod,” WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and co-host Conrad Thompson looked back on the infamous 1995 King of the Deathmatch tournament in Japan, a match that saw Cactus Jack pick up a win over Terry Gordy.

The Hardcore Legend spoke about helping Gordy find the “Gordy of old” after he was dealing with some health issues following an overdose.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On going into the match with Gordy: “I want to have a good match [with Gordy]. I have reason to speculate that not only will I be in that final match, but I might win it — read between the lines (laughs). But I also want Terry to come away from that match with the fans thinking they saw the Gordy of old. Oddly, Gordy’s punches were the ones that I would say were the “classic” wrestling punch. Terry would bring it WAY back, almost like he was drawing a bow, use that left hand too, and then — BAM. He would deliver that just incredible… I don’t know why, the adjective popping up is “delicious”… this delicious punch.”

On why he told Gordy to lay it in: “After the accident, the punches really suffered. In a way it seemed like [Gordy] was a guy trying to figure out pro wrestling rather than being a master at it. I wanted my match to look realistic, I wanted it to be good. I thought the flaw in Gordy’s punching game might make that a challenge, and I wanted to make sure it looked good by telling him to “lay it in, brother!”

On getting busted open by Gordy: “It was like in the first minute if memory serves me correct. Look, man, I’m not your typical alpha male wrestler. I scrapbook, right? I’m like the sensitive hardcore guy. But I wanted that stuff to look good, so when I felt that warmth [blood] coming down my face, I was really happy about it because I knew that that had been a good decision [to tell Gordy to lay it in]. Not talking long-term health wise, because some of the stuff I did long-term is not good for you and I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody, but for the sake of that match, at that time… I felt like I had made a sound decision.”

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