Happy Birthday! WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley Turns 51 Today

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Mankind. Dude Love. Cactus Jack.

All three very different personas of the one and only Mick Foley. Mick has wrestled as all three men throughout his career, but the one that seemed to stick the most was simply Mick being himself. Foley is a recognized four-time world champion. 11-time world tag team champion, and the inaugural WWE Hardcore Champion.

During his time in the WWE, Foley was known for his no holds barred brawling style and hardcore mannerisms. It was his match against the Undertaker at the 1998 King of the Ring pay per view that cemented Foley as one of the toughest men in the sport of professional wrestling, as well his brawl with the Rock at the 1999 Royal Rumble (which was documented on Beyond The Mat).

Though Foley is finally retired, he has made sporadic appearances on WWE television, including WrestleMania 32 this past year as part of the trio of Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin that attacked the League of Nations.

In addition to his wrestling career, Foley is a bestselling author as three of his memoirs reached number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Foley has also written four children's books, Mick Foley's Halloween Hijinx, Mick Foley's Christmas Chaos, Tales from Wrescal Lane and A Most Mizerable Christmas, in addition to two novels: Tietam Brown, a coming-of-age story which was nominated for the WHSmith People's Choice Award in 2004 and Scooter, was published in August 2005.

Here's to you, Mr. Foley. We truly hope you have a nice day.