Mick Foley

American professional wrestler

Michael Francis "Mick" Foley, Sr (born March 31, 1966 is an American author, actor and professional wrestler. He has wrestled under the names Dude Love, Cactus Jack, and Mankind.

Mick Foley
Born (1966-03-31) March 31, 1966 (age 58)[1][2]
Bloomington, Indiana[2]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Cactus Jack Foley
Cactus Jack[1]
Cactus Jack Manson[1]
Commissioner Foley[1]
Dude Love[1]
Jack Foley[1]
Mick Foley[1]
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[1][3]
Billed weight287 lb (130 kg)[3]
Billed fromTruth or Consequences, New Mexico (as Cactus Jack and Dude Love)
The Boiler Room (as Mankind)
Long Island, New York[3] (as Mick Foley)
Trained byDominic DeNucci[1][3]
DebutJune 24, 1983[4]
RetiredFebruary 27, 2000[3][5] (Semi active since)
Mick Foley



A hardcore specialist, Foley is known as "The King of Hardcore Wrestling". He is a former ECW, WCW and WWE Tag Team Champion and was a part of the "Rock and Sock Connection" with wrestler The Rock.

He has held the WWE Championship 3 times. He has held the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after defeating Sting at Lockdown 2008. In WWE he has won a total of 17 championships.

He was announced as the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2013.[6]


  • (1999) Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks. ReganBooks. ISBN 0-06-039299-1. (credited as Mankind/Mick Foley)
  • (2001) Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker than Wrestling. ReganBooks. ISBN 0-06-103241-7.
  • (2007) The Hardcore Diaries. PocketBooks. ISBN 1-4165-3157-2
  • (2010) Countdown to Lockdown: A Hardcore Journal. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-56461-3

Children's fiction

Contemporary fiction




  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 "Mick Foley's profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved 2008-04-14.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Mick Foley Biography". IGN. Archived from the original on 2008-09-04. Retrieved 2008-05-20.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Mick Foley". WWE Alumni profile, World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  4. Foley, Have A Nice Day!, p. 78
  5. "Triple H vs. Cactus Jack - Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship". WWE. 27 February 2000. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  6. "Mick Foley to be inducted into WWE Hall of Fame". WWE. Retrieved 2013-01-20.