5 Classic Jim Ross Lines From Mick Foley vs. Undertaker Hell In The Cell Match
5 Classic Lines Jim Ross Improvised At Hell In The Cell 15 Years Ago
Jim Ross is the greatest wrestling announcer of all time. It's hard to believe he went from appearing in a Toga at Wrestlemania to getting standing ovations in every arena he ever called a match in. Ross helped launch the careers of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and even Ric Flair back in the old WCW days. Ross helped every major superstar of the 1990s get over.
He did perhaps his best work in one of the most famous matches of all time, when Mick Foley wrestled The Undertaker in a Hell in the Cell match at King in the Ring in 1998. The Undertaker was already a huge star and a former WWE champion when the two entered the cage that night. Foley, however, was still fresh from his arrival from WCW and was wrestling as "Mankind," a sadistic, psychotic wrestler with issues. He often rocked back in a chair, jabbed sharp instruments into his leg and assumed an overall attitude of paranoia. People who watched Foley from his WCW days knew he was a great worker for a big man. He took a lot of bumps and displayed incredibly agility for a 300-pounder. So by the time he got into the WWE, we expected him to take bumps on the concrete floor, bleed from a turnbuckle shot to the head or even jump from the apron and deliver an elbow to his opponent.
But we didn't expect him to nearly kill himself. In one of the most memorable matches ever, Foley became a star when the Undertaker threw him off the top of a 20-foot high steel cage onto a ringside table. It wasn't faked. The Taker just threw him and Foley took one of the biggest bumps in wrestling history. After a lot of screaming and commotion, the ringside doctors and Foley's friend Terry Funk tried to escort Foley back to the dressing room and out of the match. But Foley returned, climbed the cage and guess what happened? The Undertaker choke-slammed him through the cell into the ring below. Foley lost a tooth. Well, he didn't lose a tooth -- it came out of his nose. All along, Ross called the match perfectly, turning it into his Bobby Thompson moment. Let's relive some of his famous lines from that match.
5. Jim Ross Calls For Help
Good God! My God! Will someone stop the d--n match!
4. Jim Ross Calls For Help
“As God as my witness, he is broken in half.”
3. Jim Ross Can't Believe His Eyes
How the h--l is he standing? Look, he’s got a smile on his face, for God’s sake!
2. Jim Ross Gets "Real" With The Audience
My God, somebody get out here! I mean it!
1. Jim Ross Calls A Homicide
Good God Almighty! Good God Almighty! They killed him!
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