“I by no means obtained Mankind” – Vince Russo on Mick Foley’s character change (Unique)

Former WWE author Vince Russo has admitted that he didn’t perceive Mick Foley’s transition from Cactus Jack to Mankind.

Mick Foley carried out as Cactus Jack for promotions together with ECW and WCW earlier than he turned Mankind in WWE in 1996. The WWE Corridor of Famer ended up working as Cactus Jack, Dude Love, and Mankind throughout his time with Vince McMahon’s firm.

Talking to Dr. Chris Featherstone on SK Wrestling’s Off the SKript, Russo mirrored on the 1998 WWE Royal Rumble match. Whereas discussing Mick Foley’s appearances as all three of his personas, Russo mentioned he by no means understood the Mankind gimmick.

“Bro, I feel that was simply type of natural as a result of he was Cactus Jack, then after they introduced him in once more, I used to be not writing on the time after they introduced him in. Once they introduced within the Mankind character, Chris, I gotta be trustworthy with you, I by no means obtained Mankind. I by no means understood the character and the idea of the character ever.”

Watch the video above to seek out out extra of Vince Russo’s ideas on Mick Foley. He additionally discusses Vader and the Brawl For All event.

Vince Russo recollects humorous Mick Foley second

Mick Foley as Cactus Jack and Mankind (left); Mick Foley as Dude Love (right)
Mick Foley as Cactus Jack and Mankind (left); Mick Foley as Dude Love (proper)

Vince Russo seen throughout the 1998 WWE Royal Rumble that Mick Foley used Cactus Jack’s mannerisms when he entered the match as Dude Love.

“The humorous factor about this, although, is as I’m watching this Royal Rumble and he’s coming down in three varied characters… Bro, I feel in some unspecified time in the future he forgets what character he’s. When he’s coming down as Dude Love, he’s really doing Cactus Jack!”

Russo joked that Foley’s battle with Terry Funk earlier within the match should have prompted him to neglect which character he was portraying.

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Revealed 27 Jan 2021, 00:22 IST

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