At Extreme Rules earlier this year, Kevin Owens took a big bump off the top of a Steel Cage and onto an announce table at the hands of Braun Strowman.
The bump was immediately compared to the one Mick Foley took from the top of the Hell In A Cell 20 years ago against The Undertaker. Especially since they both happened in the same location of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Owens spoke to Gorilla Position over the weekend to promote SummerSlam.
Owens said that his Steel Cage bump shouldn’t be compared to Mick Foley’s HIAC bump, because in his eyes, nobody can compete with what Foley did that night:
“The tribute to Mick Foley I can’t even say was voluntary because we happened to be in that city and I happened to be in a steel cage match,” Owen explained. “As far as who’s idea it was and why it happened… I’m gonna keep that under wraps for now.
“Once I realized what was gonna happen, of course in my head comparing it to what Mick Foley did twenty years before was an obvious thing. But, I’ll never be arrogant enough to say what I did equals to what he did. His will live on forever and I don’t think I can say the same about mine.
“Look, I will remember forever watching Mick Foley get thrown off that cell. I wasn’t trying to emulate or top what he did. I don’t think anybody will ever top it. But some people felt it was similar and he sent me a text a few days later congratulating me and making a special moment and I really appreciated that.
“It’s very flattering, but I would never put what I did in the same league as what he did ever. His was legendary, you know it’s a history-making moment and that was a moment people will always remember […] I would never put myself in the same class as him.”
H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions