WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has said that a lifetime of wrestling injuries is starting to take its toll on his everyday quality of life.
Foley is known for taking a disproportionately high number of dangerous bumps during his career, most notably during his infamous Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker at the 1998 King of the Ring pay-per-view, where he fell 16 feet from the top of the cell on to the announce table below.
What would be enough to wound any many left Foley with but a scratch, as he reascended the structure again, only to be Chokeslammed through the roof of the cell.
Many fans have wondered how Foley is able to still walk after all those years, and the Hardcore Legend has now admitted that it is beginning to effect his quality of life.
Speaking on the latest episode of his podcast Foley is Pod, the former Mankind discussed a 2012 doctor visit where he learned the extent of the damage.
“[The doctor] said, ‘We’ve been looking over your MRIs and your X-rays. You’ve got too many issues. You got muscular, neurological, skeletal, and even if we are able to help from a neurological standpoint, there’s nothing we can do with those other things.’
“I’m looking at all these things I did during the course of my career and I mean, I’m paying a steeper price than I thought imaginable.”
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