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Rating The Champ: Mick Foley

Welcome to a new series on the website, called Rating The Champ. This will follow my prior World Title Series, where I reviewed each and every WWE Heavyweight Champion in history from Hulk Hogan’s first title win in 1984 all the way to the current days. Money in the Bank cash-ins will not be included for obvious reasons, unless it was a proper match (ie: Rob Van Dam at One Night Stand 2006). Royal Rumble and battle royales won’t be included as well.

In this new series, I will rate all the PPV matches from each and every WWF/E Heavyweight Champion in history. To be fair, since this is the WWF/E title, I’ll only rate their PPV matches in the WWF/E. In this edition, we’ll be looking back at the PPV career of the one and only, former WWF Champion, Mick Foley.

1996

  • Vs. The Undertaker (King of the Ring) ***1/4
  • Vs. Henry O. Godwinn (IYH 9: International Incident) 1/2*
  • Boiler Room Brawl: Vs. The Undertaker (SummerSlam) ***1/2
  • Vs. Shawn Michaels – WWF Championship (IYH 10: Mind Games) ****3/4
  • Vs. The Undertaker (Survivor Series**1/2

1997

  • W/ Vader vs. Owen Hart & The British Bulldog – WWF Tag Team Championship (WrestleMania 13) **1/2
  • Vs. The Undertaker – WWF Championship (IYH 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker) ***3/4
  • Vs. Rocky Maivia (IYH 15: A Cold Day In Hell*1/2.
  • Vs. Jerry Lawler (King of the Ring) **
  • Vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (King of the Ring) ***1/4
  • Vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (IYH 16: Canadian Stampede***
  • Steel Cage: Vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley (SummerSlam**3/4
  • Vs. Triple H (One Night Only****
  • Vs. Kane (Survivor Series***

1998

  • W/ Austin, Owen & Chainsaw vs. DX (No Way Out of Texas) ***1/4
  • Dumpster: W/ Chainsaw Charlie vs. New Age Outlaws – WWF Tag Team Championship (WrestleMania XIV) ***
  • Vs. Steve Austin – WWF Championship (Unforgiven) ****
  • Vs. Steve Austin – WWF Championship (Over the Edge) ****1/2
  • HIAC: Vs. The Undertaker (King of the Ring****1/4
  • W/ Kane vs. Steve Austin & The Undertaker – WWF Tag Team Championship (Fully Loaded**1/2
  • Handicap: Vs. New Age Outlaws – WWF Tag Team Championship (SummerSlam) *
  • Steel Cage: Vs. The Rock vs. Ken Shamrock (Breakdown) ****
  • Vs. Ken Shamrock – WWF Intercontinental Championship (Judgment Day) ***1/2
  • Vs. Duane Gill (Survivor Series) N/R (no rating)
  • Vs. Steve Austin (Survivor Series***
  • Vs. The Rock – WWF Championship (Survivor Series) **3/4
  • Vs. The Rock – WWF Championship (Rock Bottom) ***

1999

  • I Quit: Vs. The Rock – WWF Championship (Royal Rumble) ***3/4
  • Last Man Standing: Vs. The Rock – WWF Championship (St. Valentine’s Day Massacre) ***1/4
  • Vs. Big Show (WrestleMania XV) 1/2*
  • Boiler Room Brawl: Vs. Big Show (Backlash***1/4
  • W/ The Union vs. The Corporate Ministry (Over the Edge**1/4
  • Vs. Steve Austin vs. Triple H – WWF Championship (SummerSlam) **1/2
  • Six Pack Challenge – WWF Championship (Unforgiven***1/4
  • Vs. Val Venis (No Mercy) ***
  • W/ Al Snow vs. New Age Outlaws – WWF Tag Team Championship (Survivor Series) *1/2
  • W/ The Rock vs. New Age Outlaws – WWF Tag Team Championship (Armageddon**1/2

2000

  • Street Fight: Vs. Triple H – WWF Championship (Royal Rumble) *****
  • HIAC Retirement: Vs. Triple H – WWF Championship (No Way Out****1/2
  • Elimination: Vs. HHH vs. Rock vs. Show – WWF Championship (WrestleMania 2000**3/4

2004

  • Handicap: W/ The Rock vs. Evolution (WrestleMania XX) ****
  • Hardcore: Vs. Randy Orton – WWE Intercontinental Championship (Backlash) *****

2005

  • Vs. Carlito (Taboo Tuesday) **1/2

2006

  • Hardcore: Vs. Edge (WrestleMania 22) ****1/4
  • W/ Edge & Lita vs. The Sandman, Tommy Dreamer & Beulah McGillicutty (ECW One Night Stand***
  • 2 Out Of 3 Falls: Vs. Ric Flair (Vengeance) *1/2
  • I Quit: Vs. Ric Flair (SummerSlam) ***1/2

2007

  • Vs. Cena vs. Lashley vs. Orton vs. Booker – WWE Championship (Vengeance: Night of Champions***1/2

TOP FIVE

5. Triple H (No Way Out 2000)

4. Steve Austin (Over the Edge 1998)

3. Shawn Michaels (Mind Games 1996)

2. Randy Orton (Backlash 2004)

1. Triple H (Royal Rumble 2000)

Average rating per year

  • 1996 – 2.9
  • 1997 – 2.86
  • 1998 – 3.23
  • 1999 – 2.58
  • 2000 – 4.08
  • 2004 – 4.5
  • 2005 – 2.5
  • 2006 – 3.06
  • 2007 – 3.5

Overall average rating

3.25/5

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Don’t miss the next article here on Rating The Champ, where we’ll be looking back at former WWF Champion, Bret Hart.