The 22 Most WTF Moments From The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever

The "Hell in a Cell" match at the 1998 King of the Ring was hell indeed.

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The date is June 28, 1998. It's Mankind vs. The Undertaker in a "Hell in a Cell" match at WWE's King of the Ring pay-per-view.

So, what exactly is a "Hell in a Cell" match? Well, it's like an ordinary wrestling match but the ring is enclosed in a FUCKING STEEL CAGE with a lovely roof on top.


Back then, the cage was 16 feet high (this is super important) and weighed over two tons.

3. So the match "commences" up on the roof. The two are battling it out with punches and chairshots. Normal wrestling stuff.

4. Two minutes go by when this unforgettable moment happens:


"GOOD GOD, ALMIGHTY! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! HE KILLED HIM! AS GOD AS MY WITNESS, HE'S BROKEN IN HALF!!!!" – WWE Commentator Jim Ross understandably losing his shit.

5. There was a loud, collective "HOLY SHIT!" followed by long suspenseful silence. People legit thought he was dead.


Even WWE owner Vince McMahon, who was playing a villain at the time, broke character to check up on the injured Mick Foley, the man "playing" Mankind.

9. As soon as they get to the top, Undertaker chokeslams Foley to the depths of hell.


"GOOD GOD!... GOOD GOD!... ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!... WILL SOMEBODY STOP THE DAMN MATCH?!?!" – Jim Ross probably shaking his head at whoever let Mick Foley continue the match.

11. But the SHOW MUST GO ON! So Undertaker clears the WWE officials out of the ring and continues the match.


Poor Terry Funk getting chokeslammed after helping out his real-life friend Mick Foley.

22. To everyone's surprise, Foley refuses to go out on a stretcher. With some assistance, he walks to the back. The Pittsburgh crowd in attendance gives him a standing ovation.


Because, you know, HE JUST SACRIFICED HIS BODY FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT. Here's a list of injuries Foley sustained in this one match alone: One and a half missing teeth, 14 stitches, a concussion, a dislocated jaw, a bruised kidney, and a dislocated shoulder.