WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley has expressed his interest in a potential matchup between his iconic masked gimmick ‘Mankind’ and Bray Wyatt’s ‘The Fiend’. On a recent episode of his Foley Is Pod podcast, the hardcore legend was asked which of his three characters – Mankind, Cactus Jack or Dude Love – would be best suited to face Wyatt’s Fiend. Foley chose Humanity, citing that it would feel like a monster movie and that both he and Wyatt would push each other to make great commercials that would eventually pay off well in the ring. .
While Foley and Wyatt have never faced off in the ring, Wyatt hit the WWE Hall of Famer on Raw in 2019 while under the guise of The Fiend. Wyatt’s character has been a fan favorite since its debut and is known for its unique and eerie presentation. However, Wyatt hasn’t appeared in the ring since his storyline with LA Knight following his return last year. There has been speculation that Wyatt might be leaving the company, and he was notably absent from the 2023 Draft.
“If I were to fight Bray Wyatt, it would be Humanity. It will feel like a monster movie, and maybe we can have some creative freedom down to the indestructible aspect. I think we’ll push each other to do really great commercials and we’ll pay off in the ring.
“When I finally saw this guy [on WWE NXT], I was blown away. I feel bad for him when people chant Husky Harris, it seems like a dirty job to a hard-working guy trying to do something interesting and unique. Thankfully, they soon got over that, but it’s unfortunate that he was treated like that.”
Despite the uncertainty surrounding Wyatt’s future, fans continue to hold out hopes of a potential showdown between The Fiend and Foley’s Mankind. If that happens, it will certainly be a thrilling and memorable event for wrestling fans around the world.