WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley finished his Hell in a Cell 20-Year Anniversary Tour with a highly entertaining two-show stop at Tenth Level Tavern in Oakland Park near Fort Lauderdale.
Both shows — Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 — of the (20 Year of Hell) tour benefited the Humane Society of Broward County. Those two sold-out shows and three online auctions raised $15,000 for that Humane Society.
“I really had a blast on that final show,” Foley said, “...and just overjoyed that we raised so much money for a great cause.”
Oakland Park marked the 20th U.S. city of the tour. Also seven shows in six cities in Australia and 17 shows in 16 cities in Canada. That’s 42 cities and 45 shows which included pre-show meet and greet, career and life stories, plenty of Hell in a Cell talk and a Q&A with attendees.
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The tour was inspired by the jaw-dropping WWE Hell in a Cell match between Foley as Mankind against The Undertaker where The Deadman tossed Mankind from the top of the steel cage and onto the Spanish announce table many feet below.
Fans traveled from Miami to Orlando for the South Florida shows, hearing firsthand about that memorable match in 1998.
“I had such an amazing time...,” Foley said, “one of the most fun shows I’ve ever had.”
Seated front row on the final night included Foley friend and former indie wrestling talent Trina Michaels and her little daughter, Abby, who Foley gladly incorporated into the show.
One of Foley’s high school friends also sat VIP, and he reminisced about his days in school with her.
That school friend, Sue, mentioned how Foley dove off his roof in that famous backyard (frontyard) style wrestling video, and how they worried what his father would do, if he found out. She noted his father was a straight-laced type of of man. She also said Foley always displayed a creative side.
Here is video of Sue and her friend Mark talking about Foley at the South Florida show.
Lindsey White, another of Foley’s friends, is a dog breeder who volunteers for the Humane Society of Broward County. She was instrumental in bringing these shows to South Florida for this unique and successful fundraiser.
Lindsey’s father, Bill, a Calder Hall of Fame thoroughbred horse trainer, attended along with her mom, Laura, and brother, Jake, who played guitar before the show and during intermission. Her beautiful dog Dream also appeared. Foley did mention The American Dream Dusty Rhodes during the show, but the dog was not named after the late, great WWE Hall of Famer.
More reaction from those at the show.
Joey of Tenth Level Tavern discusses the Foley show.
Fans talk about Foley, the show and the charity.
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