Mick Foley is one of the all-time greats in WWE and has quite a legacy in the wrestling business. His achievements go beyond words and have left a mark in the business. Mick Foley appeared on the RAW Reunion episode and was the victim of a vicious attack by Bray Wyatt.
Bray Wyatt started using Foley’s Mandible Claw as his own finisher in WWE and defeated Finn Balor at SummerSlam with the same move. Mick Foley recently spoke with Fightful.com and talked about Bray Wyatt and the Mandible Claw finisher.
According to Foley, the whole segment with Wyatt was quite amazing and he felt as if he was a part of a horror movie. Foley felt great that Wyatt is continuing his legacy by using the Mandible Claw finisher. He said it makes him happy to see that he has had an impact on the current generation in some way.
“Well, let’s assume I didn’t hear and he did take it, and I have only the aftermath to judge it by. I was really impressed by it. I went back and I saw it on video. I thought it was really impressive. I thought I was in my own monster movie there. The fact that he has continued to use it, I think is a nice way to acknowledge the stuff that I did. And I’m happy that it’s there. I love when people use [my stuff]. I do. Even if it’s just a characteristic, a way of sitting, whatever. I think everyone likes to know they had some impact on the generation that followed.”
Bray Wyatt even attacked WWE Hall of Famer Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler with the Mandible Claw and has alternated between the Claw and Sister Abigail as his finisher.
Foley also went on to credit the Undertaker for helping him establish the Claw in WWE. He said that other wrestlers were not willing to take the Mandible Claw as they felt it was ‘pornographic imagery’. However, Undertaker was willing to take the finisher which helped it become a major deal in WWE.
“It was, I think Undertaker set the precedent where if it was okay for Taker then who else was gonna—there were a couple of people along the way thought it had like a pornographic imagery. “
The Undertaker-Mick Foley rivalry will be a legend for years to come in the WWE. The impact their rivalry had on the business goes beyond numbers.