WWE.COM officially announced Mick Foley as the first inductee to the Hall of Fame class of 2013 just moments ago.
The plan was to announce the first inductee on Monday during RAW but a story published on the New York Post today seems to have expedited the process.
Foley made his wrestling debut in 1983 and in 1991 moved to World Championship Wrestling under the name of Cactus Jack. He remained in WCW until 1994 where he had feuds with Sting, Paul Orndorff, Vader, and others.
In 1994, he jumped to ECW, then shortly to Smokey Mountain Wrestling, before heading to Japan.
In 1996, Mick Foley signed for the WWE and wrestled as Mankind, Dude Love, and Cactus Jack where he became the WWE champion twice. He stayed in WWE until retiring in 2000. He took the Commissioner role that year but left in 2001.
Foley appeared for WWE several times between 2003 and 2008 and even took the role of a color commentator for Smackdown. Unfortunately he didn’t appreciate Vince McMahon screaming in his ear too much and decided to leave WWE once again.
Later in 2008, Foley joined TNA Wrestling where he stayed there till 2011, before returning to WWE at the end of that same year.
Foley won the WCW tag team title once with Kevin Sullivan, the ECW tag team title twice with Mikey Whipwreck, the WWE title three times, the Hardcore title once, and the WWE tag team titles on eight different occasions, once with Steve Austin, once with Chainsaw Charlie, twice with Kane, once with Al Snow, and twice with The Rock. In TNA, he won the Legends title and the World Heavyweight title both on a single occasion.