By Dan Totten
Every wrestling fan knows the Three Faces of Mick Foley; Cactus Jack, Mankind, and Dude Love. Each character brings a unique personality and style to the ring. Like Foley himself, each has made its mark in singles competition, but also in the tag team ranks. Foley’s tag team legacy is often overlooked, but each character had success with many different partners. The top combos for each character:
- Cactus Jack and Mikey Whipwreck (Extreme Championship Wrestling) – By the time Foley debuted in ECW in 1994, he was a 10 year veteran well-known for his hardcore, risk-taking, style. Mikey Whipwreck was a 21 year old rookie who had been trained by Foley. The team came together when Whipwreck substituted for Foley’s regular partner, Terry Funk. From there, the duo won the ECW Tag Team Championship. At this point the team became a reluctant partnership, predicated on Foley taking Whipwreck under his wing and teaching him, and toughening him up to, the hardcore style of wrestling ECW was known for. Foley as the slightly unhinged, but knowledgable, veteran and Whipwreck as the scared rookie really clicked and they would go on the have two reigns as ECW Tag Champs.