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WWE Legend Mick Foley Reveals Mr. Socko’s True Origin

Mick Foley (Via WWE/Twitter)

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is widely regarded as a legend in the professional wrestling industry. With a career spanning multiple promotions and iconic moments, Foley has left an indelible mark on the world of sports entertainment. One of his most recognizable and beloved gimmicks is Mr. Socko, a character that has become synonymous with the Attitude Era. Recently, Foley shed light on the origins of this iconic character during his “Foley is Pod” podcast.

In a surprising revelation, Foley credited another wrestler, Al Snow, with coming up with the idea of Mr. Socko. Snow, a seasoned veteran, suggested using a sock puppet, but added a crucial caveat: “People hate sock puppets.” Foley himself was uninspired by the concept, likening it to a “horrible ventriloquist act.” However, Snow’s persistence paid off, and Foley eventually agreed to bring the character to life.

Mr. Socko has become an integral part of WWE history, with Foley’s performances as the character earning widespread acclaim. Despite the character’s success, Foley himself has spoken publicly about the physical toll his career took on his body. He has been open about the numerous injuries he sustained, including those sustained during the infamous Hell in a Cell match, which left him with permanent damage.

Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley (Via WWE/Twitter)18

Throughout his career, Foley has been known for his ability to withstand immense pain and continue performing at a high level. However, he has also been accused of concealing the severity of his injuries from the public. Regardless, Foley’s dedication to the sport and his willingness to put his body on the line have earned him a reputation as a true professional and a WWE legend.

In the wake of this revelation, fans and industry insiders alike are left pondering the legacy of Mr. Socko and the impact it had on the world of professional wrestling. For many, Foley will always be synonymous with this iconic character, and it’s hard to imagine WWE television without him.

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