Mick Foley, whose birth name is Michael Francis Foley, is a retired wrestler, actor, author, and color commentator of American nationality. He was born on 7 June 1965 in Bloomington located in the state of Indiana in the United States. He is currently 56 years of age. Mick Foley is recognized as one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the World Wrestling Federation. He is also a part of the WWE Hall of Fame and was inducted in the year 2013.
Mick Foley has won four championships including 1 TNA World Heavyweight Championship and 3 WWF Championships. He is also an eleven-time World Tag Team Champion, one-time WWF Hardcore Champion, and 1-time Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) Legends Champion.
Mick Foley Early Life
Michael Francis Foley was born on 7 June 1965 in Bloomington in the state of Indiana, US. His mother’s name is Beverly Foley and his father’s name is Jack Foley. He has an older brother whose name is John. He was born in Indiana but shortly thereafter his family moved to Long Island where he attended the Ward Melville High School. He played lacrosse and wrestled as a young boy. After high school, he attended college at the State University of New York located at Cortland.
Mick Foley Wrestling Career
Mick Foley began his formal wrestling training at Dominic DeNucci’s wrestling academy which is located in Freedom, Pennsylvania. Foley made his first wrestling debut in the year 1983.
In 1988, he then joined the Continental Wrestling Association (CWA) which is based in Memphis where he adopted the ring name, Cactus Jack. Later that year, Mick Foley left the CWA and joined the World Class Championship Wrestling which is based in Texas, where he won several titles including the light heavyweight title and tag team titles.
Foley then left the WCCW and was briefly a part of Alabama’s Continental Wrestling Federation and later World Championship Wrestling (WCW). After that, he joined the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF). Mick Foley soon left the UWF and joined Tri-State Wrestling.
After leaving the World Wrestling Championship (WCW), from the year 1994 till the year 1996, Mick Foley was a part of NWA Eastern/ Extreme Championship Wrestling and Smoky Mountain Wrestling where he wrestled for various promotions in the United States and Japan.
In the year 1995 till 1996, Foley was a part of the International Wrestling Association of Japan.
Mick Foley Writing Career
In addition to being a wrestler, Mick Foley is also an established author. He has written several bestselling memoirs for the New York Times and has received positive reviews for his writing and content. He also wrote his autobiography titled, Have a Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks which was released on 31 October 1999. This book was followed up by another one titled Foley Is Good: And the Real World Is Faker Than Wrestling which was released on 8 May 2001.
Apart from his memoirs, he has also written various children’s fiction and contemporary fiction.
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Mick Foley Acting Career
Foley has appeared in various films such as Beyond the Mat, Big Money Hustlas, Dixieland, Chokeslam, The Peanut Butter Falcon, 12 Hour Shift and You Cannot Kill David Arquette,
He also has various roles in TV shows like Celebrity Death Match, Saturday Night Live, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Family Feud, 30 Rock and Heels.
Mick Foley Net Worth
Mick Foley’s sources of income include wrestling matches and appearances, authoring various books and articles, appearing in movies and television shows. Foley earned $2.88 million per year from World Wrestling Entertainment. As of 2022, Mick Foley’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million.
Mick Foley Personal Life
Mick Foley married his wife Colette in the year 1992. They have one daughter and three sons. His daughter’s name is Noelle Margaret, born on 15 December 1993 and his son’s names are Dewey Francis (born on 20 February 1992), Michael “Mickey” Jr. born in the year 2001, and Hughie Francis, born in 2003.
Foley’s son Dewey works for WWE since the year 2018, Mickey is an autistic child. Both Mickey and Hughie have their own YouTube channel. Mick Foley is also a huge fan of women’s professional wrestling.
Is Mick Foley’s Daughter a Wrestler?
Wanting to follow in her father’s footsteps, Mick Foley’s daughter, Noelle also wanted to be a wrestler and began professionally training under Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks. However, she had to put her wrestling career on hold due to an injury she suffered while training.
Noelle is currently a social media influencer and has her own YouTube channel like her brothers and has 40,000 subscribers. She reviews makeup, beauty, and skincare products and has a net worth of $1 million.
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