Subtitle: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks

Have A Nice Day is Foley’s first book. It starts in a wrestling ring in Munich, Germany in the early 1990s in a match against Big Van Vader that costs Foley (wrestling then as Cactus Jack) most of one ear. After that, we learn about Foley’s childhood, followed by his wrestling career up to his first WWE World Championship win (wrestling as Mankind) over Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson on December 29, 1998.

We are treated to stories about all of the major events in Foley’s wrestling career up to that point, including his time in ECW, his participation and ultimate victory in Japan’s King of the Deathmatch tournament, and his classic Hell in a Cell match against the Undertaker at the King of the Ring pay-per-view in June 1998 that many rate as one of the best matches of all time. Foley narrates his tale as only he can, with a ton of humor, heart, and an honesty that was absent from most prior books about wrestling

I gave Have A Nice Day five stars on Goodreads, but would have given it six if I could. I recommend it to passionate wrestling fans as well as borderline fans with a desire to know more about the business of sports entertainment and its stars.

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