Mick Foley Reveals Terry Funk’s Involvement In Famous HIAC Match


On a recent edition of “Busted Open Radio,” WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley reflected on his famous Hell In A Cell match with The Undertaker, which took place 25 years ago at WWE King Of The Ring in June 1998.

Foley revealed that starting the match atop the steel cage was actually Terry Funk’s idea.


You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On re-watching the first Hell in a Cell match before the event: “Terry’s got some really out-there thoughts as far as things to go that extra mile. The scenario was [that] Terry and I stopped by the WWE offices, which you seldom do, but I guess we were having a house show that night within driving distance of Stamford. We got a workout in, and then I asked if we could watch the Shawn Michaels-Undertaker match, the first-ever Cell match, which was even better than I remembered it, and I remembered it as being an amazing match. ”

On Terry Funk suggesting Foley start the match at the top of the cell: “I just look at Terry, I said, ‘What am I going to do?’ And he goes, ‘Ah, Cactus, I have no idea!’ Which is not a good sign when Terry has no idea. And then I’ll never forget his laugh, he goes, ‘Hahaha, you know what you oughtta do? You oughtta start the match on top of the Cell, and what if he were to throw you off? Hahaha.’”

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