During Undertaker’s somewhat TED Talk-esque WWE Hall of Fame speech on April 1, he didn’t mention one of his most famous rivals. Vince McMahon mentioned Mick Foley — who in the late 1990s as Mankind had an epic feud, and one of the most famous & infamous matches in wrestling history, with the Dead Man — while introducing the headliner of the 2022 class. But Foley’s name didn’t come up as Mark Calaway spoke about his life and career.
It struck some as odd, including Mick’s daughter...
That was a great speech, but I’m very surprised there was not one single mention of my dad and their legendary matches together.— Noelle Foley (@NoelleFoley) April 2, 2022
But the man himself wasn’t bothered by it, and humorously sought to downplay any controversy or “heat” when asked about it by In The Kliq recently:
“Well, listen, I forgot to mention my wife during my speech, so I’m not one to lecture anybody about who they should and should not include in their speech. I was not there for those formative years. His was more about friendship and support. We had a great rivalry, but he didn’t mention Rock or Austin. So, if I’m not hurt, no one can be hurt on behalf of me.”
Good enough for us. Have a nice day!