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Mick Foley Reveals Why Vince McMahon Prefers Cactus Jack to Dude Love?

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While in WWE, Mick Foley played three different characters, Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack. Mankind mostly acted as someone who was crazy and eventually fell in love, love being a kind of hippie throwback, wearing tie-dye costumes and talking in a more relaxed voice than its other characters, and violent The psychopath Cactus Jack came from him. time in other promotions. WWE Hall of Famer Foley reveals why Vince preferred the love character to Jack is the foley pod,

“At one point Vince wanted the development to be complete,” Foley said. “‘You’re the dude from now on,’ but I think it wasn’t until SummerSlam that he realized we didn’t know the cactus was working because I thought Vince was still out there… dude love in a The way he had a kid, he heard about it through Bruce… Cactus Jack was a WCW deal. I had a little problem when they did a special on me because dude Love and Vince himself said, ‘Cactus After experiencing a modest amount of success as Jack,’ and I’m thinking, ‘Cactus was as successful as it was allowed to be.'”

Foley was most successful in sporting the Mankind gimmick, as he won the WWE Championship three times when he played Mankind. Foley recorded a record three times in 1998, using all three faces for a match-winning attempt, however, this effort would be of no use, as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin would win the Royal Rumble. Foley won the WWE Tag Team Championships once each under both the personalities of Dude Love and Cactus Jack. Dude Love was the famous—or infamous—personality Mick Foley was portraying when he jumped off his roof as a teenager.

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