Mick Foley Explains Why He Never Faced Jon Moxley In WWE

Foley didn't wrestle again

Prior to his WWE debut as a member of The Shield at Survivor Series 2012, WWE originally wanted to debut Jon Moxley - then Dean Ambrose - in a big match with Mick Foley. Both men feuded on social media after a confrontation before WrestleMania 28 but the match ultimately never took place.

Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Foley revealed the match never happened because he was told by neurologists that he should never wrestle again following a gruelling in-ring career. 

"I did not fare well on the WWE impact test. I went to a neurologist independent of WWE and he told me I should never wrestle again. WWE's neurologist said the exact same thing," Foley said.

"This is something that I am so proud of, and it shows I am a wrestler to the end. When Robert Cantu, one of the most respected neurologists in the country tells me I should never wrestle again I look him in the eye and say, 'I can work an entire match around my left knee,'" he continued.

"He says, 'Mr. Foley, you struck me as a very bright young man when I met you a couple of weeks ago. Since then I've been doing some research on you, you've got a lot to live for. If you think you can find another neurologist to clear you, then that's up to you. But I am telling you, you should never wrestle again.' That was the end of the Moxley angle."

While they wouldn't go one on one, Foley and Moxley did later appear on-screen together in WWE and they met in a GCW ring earlier this year when Foley help up the GCW World Title ahead of Moxley's match with Nick Gage at Fight Club. 

H/T to Wrestling Inc.

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