Barack Obama offered some kind words after WWE legend Mick Foley’s son Dewey voted for the first time in his life.
The former President of the United States responded after Dewy – a member of the wrestling giant’s writing team – revealed he had cast his vote for this week’s election and urged his followers to do the same.
He posted a selfie on Twitter, and wrote: ‘First time voting, in the books. In a state where my vote could make a difference.
‘It could’ve taken 4 minutes, 4 hours, 4 days or more. The next 4 years of our country are at stake, and the consequences could last a lifetime. VOTE.
‘#VoteEarlyDay #BidenHarris2020 (sic)’
Obama himself spotted the tweet, and shared it with his own followers with a message of support.
He added: ‘Congrats on your first vote, Dewey! It will make a difference.’
WWE Hall of Famer Mick – who has been vocal in his criticism of Trump during the campaign – was clearly a very proud father.
He tweeted: ‘That moment @BarackObama RT’s your son! (sic)’
Away from politics, the legendary wrestler recently chatted to Metro.co.uk about his iconic Hell In A Cell match with The Undertaker at King of the Ring 1998 and revealed he is still paying for decisions he made during the bout.
The match was full of memorable moments, including Foley – wrestling as Mankind – being thrown off the towering cell, and slammed through the roof to the mat far below.
‘Things did not work out like I’d have hoped,’ he admitted. ‘The cell collapsing when I was chokeslammed still has fallout for me!
‘I just paid $425 to remove my bottom flipper – which are false teeth which were knocked out in that cell – and I’ll have to pay $15,000 or so to get those teeth fixed.’
The match was the third of its kind, building on what had come before with the original Hell In A Call clash at Badd Blood: In Your House the previous year between Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
Despite the lasting impact physically, Mick wouldn’t take anything back, particularly as he sees the lasting legacy of that night in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
‘I’m still aware of that match every single day, but it really touched people,’ he said. ‘It continues to touch people who weren’t even born when the match took place, so in that case, no regrets about the battles I had in the cell.’
Credit: Original article published here.