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March 15, 2008

Top 20 WrestleMania moments: No. 16

Edge vs. Mick Foley (WrestleMania 22, 2006)

In the buildup to this hardcore match, Foley talked about how he had accomplished a lot in his career, but he never had a “WrestleMania moment.” He got it during this match, when Edge speared him through a flaming table for the victory. In a brutal encounter that featured thumbtacks and barbed wire baseball bats, another memorable spot occurred when Foley applied the “Socko Claw” – with Mr. Socko wrapped in barbed wire – to Edge's girlfriend, Lita, who received a bloody lip. In the end, Foley did what he has done several times in his career: he helped make his opponent into a bigger star. He also added to his own reputation as a “Hardcore Legend.”

Posted by Kevin Eck at 2:59 AM | | Comments (3)
Categories: Top 20 WrestleMania moments


It was a great Match, and as you said, Foley helped greatly edge's career and that talks a lot about him. He didn't care about the legacy he could had built years ago, and in exchange, he delivered a great match and made edge a bigger character.

I just watched this match for the first time last night and have to say it blew me away. That was really the beauty of Mick Foley: no guy ever did more to elevate the stature of his opponent than Mick. What an entertaining match, and what a great crowd, that reacted with horror to every barb-wire spot in the match.

I was at that event and I have to say I thought that they stole the show. The crowd was hot for it and the only other match on the card that could hold a candle to it was Triple H .vs. Cena.

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