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Re: Legacy of Rock-Foley "I Quit" match
I'm sure Foley probably feels about this match somewhat the same as he does with the HIAC. He didn't want to be remembered as a glorified stuntman who existed solely to take insane punishment. Unfortunately, most who watch this match will probably think just that, so I don't blame him for it possibly being a sore topic. However, for those of us on this site, at least, we can truly appreciate what he did and realize that it was way more than just a ton of blood and violence. It was an awesome match. Sometimes you have to push the envelope a bit too far to make a truly lasting impact, for something that will leave an impression on people. Its kinda like how HIAC with Taker set an entirely new precedent to the audience at home.
Anyway, this is one of my all time favorite matches, but I appreciate it on a level above senseless violence. It told an incredible story, and I loved the build up to it. It'll always be a match that I remember. Do I find it hard to watch? Not really, but that's probably because I've seen it so many times. Some people are so uptight about that kind of thing, but that's them. I've personally never been bothered by that kind of thing.
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