As seen above, WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley spoke with Wrestling Inc.’s Nick Hausman while in Toronto for WWE SummerSlam Week, and commented on how we see various wrestlers using his moves and mannerisms these days. Foley also commented on “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt using his Mandible Claw, and said the move is his now.
“I think it’s nice to look at the show and see your fingerprints here and there,” Foley said. “Where, as ten years ago when I left, there were a lot of people who had grown up idolizing Ric, and Shawn, and Bret, and you could see that in the work. So now you have guys like Bray, who told me years ago, ‘Look, I’m doing something in a rocking chair,’ because he had gotten a rocking chair from an interview that I did for Randy Orton. You see it a little bit with Aleister Black and the rocking, and Su Yung, and Rosemary, and I love it; Sami Callihan doing the Cactus Driver.”
“And so, I feel for Bray because you want a finishing move that you can do to anyone at any time. The Mandible Claw… is something that is all [Bray’s] now,” Foley added.
Foley was attacked by The Fiend during the recent RAW Reunion special, and put down with the Mandible Claw. Wyatt took to Twitter after the attack to apologize and thank Foley. Foley commented on that tweet in the new interview seen above.
“People can read between the lines, but even in his tweet – he generally tweets in character and he said, ‘I’m sorry, but thank you.’ I certainly took that as a nod of appreciation and I like that,” Foley said.
The full interview can be found in the latest episode of the WINCLY Podcast, seen below or archived at this link.