A Documentary For All Mankind – The Life And Career Of Mick Foley Reviewed

If you were a wrestling fan during the heady days of the late ’90s Attitude era, you know that one of the greatest performers during that time was Mankind.

Or was it Dude Love?

Or was it Cactus Jack?

Or was it Mick Foley?

It’s was definitely that guy who The Undertaker threw off the top of the Hell In A Cell.

“Good God Almighty, they’ve killed him!”

That might be Mick Foley’s most talked about moment, but the Hardcore Legend is more than just a crazy stunt, as his new Blu-ray/DVD set For All Mankind – The Life And Career of Mick Foley demonstrates.

forallmankindIn this new set, fans are treated to the most in-depth documentary on the highs and lows of Mich Foley’s career, from his trip to Madison Square Garden to witness the classic Jimmy Snuka-Don Muraco match, to his training and ultimate arrival in both World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment. Throughout the two-hour plus documentary, we hear from Foley himself, his friends, co-workers and opponents about his inspiration and influence on professional wrestling. It’s virtually a who’s who of talent, from old icons like Arn Anderson, Paul Heyman and Leon ‘Vadar’ White to today’s superstars, including The Miz and C.M. Punk.

While this isn’t the first WWE produced Foley DVD collection (by my count there’s been two others), this is certainly the one with the most depth, in large part because of the use of archival footage and Foley’s own storytelling sensibilities. While there are some exclusions (no mention of Foley’s time as a WWE commentator or his brief late-career run in TNA Wrestling, his classic Wrestlemania encounter with Edge is missing), overall this set delivers a very fine look at one of the most important figures in wrestling in the last 25 years. For new fans and Attitude era acolytes alike, For All Mankind – The Life And Career of Mick Foley is definitely worth you time. You order it from Amazon here.

Have a nice day!

Leave a Reply