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3. The Undertaker Vs. Mankind (WWF King Of The Ring '98)
Mick Foley is known for his hardcore antics, crazy bumps, and for seemingly being impervious to pain. But among all the bloodshed and cringe-inducing bumps, one moment stands alone in his historic career.
Competing under the moniker Mankind at WWF King of the Ring in 1998, he climbed to the top of the Hell in a Cell with a steel chair and awaited The Undertaker's arrival. After The Undertaker slowly crept to the ring at the Civic Arena in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, he climbed up the 16-foot high steel structure and met Mankind. Less than two minutes later, history was made.
As the two fought on the edge of the cell, The Undertaker threw Mankind 16 feet below through the Spanish announcers' table, leading WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross to scream, "Good God almighty! Good God almighty! That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!"
After being taken backstage by medical personnel, Mankind reemerged and climbed the cell for a second time to face The Undertaker. Like minutes before, it didn't quite work out for Mankind, as he was sent crashing through the cell's ceiling via an Undertaker chokeslam.
Mankind was, again, attended to by the ringside medical team, but persevered to continue the legendary match. In the end, Mankind was choked slammed on the very thumbtacks he sprinkled on the ring's canvas, and a Tombstone Piledriver later, The Undertaker ended Mankind's agony.
Though he did not win the match, Foley captured the hearts of the 17,087 fans in attendance and instantly became a fan favorite that would later get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
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