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26 Facts That Prove Mick Foley Is The World's Coolest Person

We already knew he was a champion in the ring. Here's why he's a boss outside of it.

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Mick Foley AKA Mankind AKA Cactus Jack AKA Dude Love is commonly known for being one of the most famous and respected professional wrestlers of all time.

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But there's more to this hulking man than his wrestling career could sum up.

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1. He loves Tori Amos. In fact, he said in an interview, "the secret to doing these intense matches? Three words: Tori Amos songs."

18 years ago, today, I lost my ear in Munich, Germany! Injury at 7:30, ear falls off at 8:00 http://t.co/MnnnT1lr Relive this magic moment!

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

18 years ago, today, I lost my ear in Munich, Germany! Injury at 7:30, ear falls off at 8:00 http://t.co/MnnnT1lr Relive this magic moment!

7:23 PM - 16 Mar 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

And his matches were definitely intense. Yes, that's a barbed wire ring.

When he finally got the opportunity to meet Amos in 2008, she turned him onto an organization with which he would become very involved: RAINN.

Here's Mick, Tori Amos, and his wife Colette.
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Here's Mick, Tori Amos, and his wife Colette.

2. Foley is a member of the National Leadership Council for the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN), an organization for which Amos was the original spokesperson.

Thanks to my friends @RAINN01 for the cake!

3. He is constantly raising funds for and making large donations to RAINN. He auctioned off his priceless wrestling memorabilia (including Mr. Socko) and donated half of his advance from his memoir, Countdown to Lockdown.

4. He's also an online volunteer counselor, having spoken to hundreds of survivors in his first year alone. The number is still growing.

Thank you for being dedicated supporters of survivors and RAINN @AdamRichman and @realmickfoley!

RAINN@RAINN01

Thank you for being dedicated supporters of survivors and RAINN @AdamRichman and @realmickfoley!

7:58 PM - 12 Dec 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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5. And to anyone who makes a donation of more than $5000, he will personally go to your house and mow your lawn.

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6. He's an impeccable dresser.

7. Foley emerged as the "anchor heavyweight wrestler" of his high school wrestling team when actor Kevin James went out with an injury.

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8. He writes childrens' books with a clear anti-bullying message.

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9. In fact, bullying really grinds his gears. He made a guest appearance on the Daily Show just to threaten school bullies who were teasing 10-year-old Will Phillips, a vocal advocate for gay rights.

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10. Mick Foley has a long track record of advocating for children. He sponsors several for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

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11. He sponsors children for ChildFund International as well. The other half of the advance from his memoir went to them.

Did you know @realMickFoley is a longtime child sponsor? He recently visited his sponsored child, Rosita, in Mexico!

12. Earlier this year, he rounded up some big name wrestling alumni for a fundraiser at Lee Road Elementary school on Long Island, where he grew up. The fundraiser benefitted the PTA board.

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13. Not only is he a big advocate for children, but in many ways he's a big child himself.

Exhibit A: Mick Foley LOVES Christmas.

One will fail, one will prevail in my great Christmas beard-off with @WWEDanielBryan.

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

One will fail, one will prevail in my great Christmas beard-off with @WWEDanielBryan.

7:20 PM - 17 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

In fact, he starts looking forward to Christmas once summer hits. (Probably earlier)

Vowed not say the "S" word on this site until November - but look who got his degree!

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

Vowed not say the "S" word on this site until November - but look who got his degree!

12:23 AM - 06 Aug 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. And he's been instrumental in the production of a documentary about mall Santas. He lent his fundraising expertise to getting a Kickstarter off the ground to get this important film made.

It's @IamSantaMovie #ShowMeTheSanta day #182 - only ONE day before #TheNightBeforeHalfwayToChristmas Exciting!

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

It's @IamSantaMovie #ShowMeTheSanta day #182 - only ONE day before #TheNightBeforeHalfwayToChristmas Exciting!

2:02 PM - 23 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. But he's kinder than Santa. Foley gave his furniture to a Long Beach family who lost all of theirs in Hurricane Sandy. He then invited himself over for dinner so he could “eat at his old table one last time.”

Here's a photo of Foley and Alexandra Gialanzé, a member of that Long Beach family.
Courtesy of Alexandra Gialanzé / Via Facebook: RealMickFoley

Here's a photo of Foley and Alexandra Gialanzé, a member of that Long Beach family.

16. He has participated in some of the most brutally intense matches in professional wrestling history.

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17. And not only does he watch Boy Meets World...

Wow @daniellefishel - watching #BoyMeetsWorld with my kids, and some of these episodes are so touching! Got a little misty a couple times :)

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

Wow @daniellefishel - watching #BoyMeetsWorld with my kids, and some of these episodes are so touching! Got a little misty a couple times :)

7:05 PM - 15 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Check out my post on meeting @DanielleFishel at http://t.co/STmEa2EiRy

Mick Foley@realmickfoley

Check out my post on meeting @DanielleFishel at http://t.co/STmEa2EiRy

11:24 PM - 23 Nov 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

18. ...but he was ON Boy Meets World as his most famous wrestling persona, Mankind.

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19. Speaking of unexpected cameos, he also appeared on 30 Rock.

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20. His status as a wrestling icon is global.

@realmickfoley was going through some boxes and found these. #haveaniceday #mankind

nickandy@nickandy

@realmickfoley was going through some boxes and found these. #haveaniceday #mankind

12:17 AM - 14 May 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

21. Mick Foley has also made "20 visits in a 20-month period" to injured troops in the Washington DC area. He was spotted taking 11 injured veterans to a Washington Nationals game in 2005.

22. This.

This doesn't have anything to do with RAW, but look at this picture of my dad picking up a dolphin

Noelle Foley@NoelleFoley

This doesn't have anything to do with RAW, but look at this picture of my dad picking up a dolphin

10:12 PM - 02 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

23. At Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity, Foley was awarded a "Medal For Reasonableness." It was well earned.

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24. He and his family were featured on an episode of Wife Swap. SPOILER: he was the cool dad.

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25. Speaking of being a cool dad, Foley is a quintessential family man.

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26. He has one of the most memorable finishing moves ever.

Mick Foley: the world's coolest person.

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