In honor of the 25th anniversary of their unforgettable Hell in a Cell match, wrestling legends The Undertaker and Mick Foley recently gathered to revisit the historic Hell in a Cell clash from the King of the Ring event in 1998. Their shared recollections and insights offer an intimate glimpse into the physical and emotional toll that this groundbreaking match took on both competitors.
The match, which took place in Pittsburgh on June 28, 1998, marked only the third-ever Hell in a Cell contest. Although Undertaker emerged victorious in the match, it is primarily remembered for the incredible amount of punishment Foley endured throughout.
It quickly etched itself into the annals of wrestling history as one of the most brutal and awe-inspiring encounters of its kind. Throughout the bout, Foley courageously subjected himself to extraordinary risks and physical torment, demonstrating an unmatched level of dedication to his craft.
One particular moment from the match has become etched in the memories of fans worldwide. Foley fearlessly endured being hurled off the towering Hell in a Cell structure, crashing down onto the unforgiving announcer’s table below. This heart-stopping maneuver cemented Foley’s reputation as a true daredevil in the realm of professional wrestling.
Adding to the sheer intensity of the spectacle, the match reached another pinnacle when Undertaker executed a devastating chokeslam on Foley, plunging him through the roof of the Hell in a Cell cage. The impact of this awe-inspiring feat left spectators in disbelief and forever solidified the match’s legendary status.