Known for his reckless abandonment when taking bumps, WWE Hall of Famer and hardcore legend Mick Foley recently spoke on his “Foley of Pod” podcast about why he rarely took German suplexes during his career.
Foley, who is associated with some of the most infamously insane bumps, revealed why he disapproves of the move.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On why he wouldn’t take German suplexes: “I did not let people throw me backwards very often. There would be times a guy like Rick Steiner would throw me whether or not I wanted to go, but I generally had a plan B. I just don’t like German suplexes. I think that over time they shorten careers, and they destroy the quality of life.”
On his dislike for the move: “It’s just [that] over time it’s going to wear you out. You couldn’t show the match that [Daniel] Garcia had with [Wheeler] Yuta [on AEW Dynamite] to any reasonable orthopedic guy who would say that what those guys were doing was not going to lend itself to a poor quality of life. These guys are great workers. I just think they could do without that move… I don’t want to see any of us in wheelchairs. I don’t want to see any of us needing long-term care. … There [are] just other ways around it. I just wonder what it’s going to take for people to say, ‘Let’s take the German [suplex] off the menu.’”