Mick Foley’s wrestling road stories: losing an ear, meeting Barry Bonds and going to the Red Light District
Mick Foley is funny. If you’re a wrestling fan, you know this. If you’re not, read his New York Times best-selling autobiographies. The man has a gift for storytelling.
The hardcore legend and soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer didn’t disappoint during four nights at Stanford and Sons Comedy Club — right here, in Kansas City, Kansas (read my preview interview here). I attended the 7:45 p.m. Friday set, which seemed to end way too soon — even for Foley, who begged the club for extra time, despite having another show later. He also asked if the club would discount tickets for anyone who wanted to stick around, but the late show was already sold out.
Foley mixed his storytelling with a Q&A session and the highlight was a story about going to Amsterdam’s Red Light District with Al Snow and The Rock and watching a live sex show in which a guy “worked hurt.” I’ll let Foley tell the story, but the knee brace wearing guy wasn’t exactly enjoying his work.
WWE Shop offering 25 percent off everything plus free shipping on orders over $75: November 12, 2012
This is a fantastic sale at WWE Shop. If you’ve been putting off ordering WWE ‘13 (like me) or CM Punk’s DVD, the time for procrastination is over. I just ordered both, plus the NWO and WCW Clash of Champions on Blue Ray and the total was just over $100, which I don’t think is too bad at all.
WWE.com reported the former WCW wrestler’s death earlier today. Here’s WWE’s report:
“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Brad Armstrong, 51, one of four sons of ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong. Brad Armstrong last participated in the ring for the ECW brand in 2006. WWE understands that Brad saw his physician last week for a medical issue and was found unresponsive this morning. WWE extends its sincerest condolences to the entire Armstrong family.”
Armstrong was a good worker but never had star charisma. WCW put him under masks several times but those characters also never got over.