Professional wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley who is a former three times WWE World Champion recently gave his opinion on which wrestlers have the best wrestling punches in pro wrestling.
Foley took retirement from in ring competitions a long ago but still makes sporadic appearances every now and then. He did not have a very long career in professional wrestling but in a very short amount of time he became a fan favorite and fans still love him.
Mick Foley Reflects On Which Wrestlers Have The Best Working Punches
He is often addressed by the fans as Hardcore Legend of professional wrestling. He gave some extreme moments especially during his WWE career that set a standard and they are still being remembered and televised every now and then.
He started his professional wrestling career training back in 1983 and after working in various promotion he was selected by the WWE for the first time in 1991. In 1994 he was released by WWE and once again he went to other promotion. After two years he made his return to WWE and this was the time that made him a star.
He mostly became famous under his screen name Mankind. She had a number of feuds with some the biggest names of the time but his feuds with the Rock, The Undertaker, Triple H and Kane will be always remembered.
In January 1999, he defeated the Rock in an episode of Monday Night RAW to win his first of the three WWE Championships and that was the night when WWE surpassed WCW in the ratings war forever.
But he earned his first recognition in King of the Ring 1998 pay per view when Undertaker threw him from the Hell in a Cell top and he crashed on to the announce table. The footage is still shown every now and then. WWE inducted him into the Hall Of Fame in 2013. He still makes sporadic appearances every now and then.
Mick Foley who is a former three times WWE World Champion recently spoke on his Foley Is Pod podcast where he gave his opinion on which wrestlers have the best wrestling punches in pro wrestling. He said;
“Remember, I’d worked with Vader so I knew what the upper echelon of stiff felt like. And then I would later go on to work with Stone Cold and Bret [Hart]… Shawn [Michaels] delivered the goods, too. Especially when it came to the televised matches. Nobody was smoother, but brother, he delivered those punches. Bret proudly referred to his punches as the “rubber mallets.”
“I think Steve was always just a tiny bit hurt that I didn’t feel like he was the “snuggest” (laughs). I’d have to be like, I’m sorry Steve. Look, Steve Austin was a lot of thing but an illusionist was not one of them (laughs). He worked that really rugged, physical style and I was always comfortable with that. As long as nobody took liberties with your nose, your teeth, your jaw. Steve laid that stuff in, and it looked great.”
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