Michael Francis Foley (born June 7, 1965) is an American author, actor and former professional wrestler and color commentator currently signed to WWE.
Foley has worked for many wrestling promotions, including the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), as well as numerous promotions in Japan. Foley is widely regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers in the history of WWE, where he participated in the main event of WrestleManias XV and 2000 – as a special guest referee in the former. Foley was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013.
Foley has wrestled under his real name and various personas, including Cactus Jack, Mankind and Dude Love, also known as the “Three Faces of Foley”. He is a four-time world champion (three WWF Championships and one TNA World Heavyweight Championship), an eleven-time world tag team champion (eight WWF Tag Team Championships, two ECW World Tag Team Championships and one WCW World Tag Team Championship), a one-time TNA Legends Champion and the inaugural WWF Hardcore Champion, the latter of which involved violent and brutal wrestling matches of which he often participated in, earning him the moniker “The Hardcore Legend”.