Mick Foley had his jaw broken in his first appearance inside the squared circle for WWE.
During his appearance on The Broken Skull Sessions with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, which dropped today via the WWE Network on Peacock, the longtime pro wrestling veteran spoke about The Dynamite Kid of The British Bulldogs breaking his jaw in his debut match in WWE.
Featured below is an excerpt from the interview where the WWE Hall Of Fame legend shares the story.
“At a certain point, you can see me start to fire off [punches] on Davey. The worst-looking punches in the world. But I see Tommy start shaking, like, ‘This is offensive to me that he’s trying to pull this.’ My big move, the flying elbow, where I don’t just hit him, I hit him and I spin in the air, and I hear laughter. I wasn’t prepared for the laughter and I look up and he hasn’t sold it a bit. Then everything that Tommy did hurt for weeks. Every single thing. He sends me in [to the ropes] and it wasn’t how hard, because I’ve seen other clotheslines that were harder; Stan Hansen, Bradshaw. But it was the fact that Tommy followed me in. So just as I’m coming off those ropes here is his bicep hitting me right in the jaw. I didn’t know the injury was a dislocated jaw, but three weeks I couldn’t chew anything. To this day I don’t think I could make my eyes roll up in my head like I think they did. It was just everything he did was 100%.”
Check out the promotional video where “The Hardcore Legend” touches on this topic via the clip embedded below courtesy of the official WWE YouTube channel.
(H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.)
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