Foley was watching the first Hell in a Cell match with his good friend Terry Funk a couple of weeks before the match was going to happen. As you are aware there is a point in that match where Michaels is hanging off the side of the cell and then falls through a table, obliterating it in the process. The excess blood being pumped out of Michaels' cranium just made the spot even more epic, nothing like that had been seen before. Foley wasn't sure how he could ever follow that until Funk suggested that he start the match at the top and then take a dive from there, however he wasn't serious with his suggestion, knowing the dangerous situation could even kill Foley if it went wrong. That suggestion though stuck in Foley's head and he knew that the only way to top the first match was by taking this massive dive from the top of the cell.I remember when I first saw that as a kid my jaw hit the floor. So did my dad's.
They just don't make them like they used to.
He spoke to Undertaker about doing it, who was reluctant at first, and said no, until Foley convinced him otherwise. He said even if he doesn't get back up, that spot alone will make their match legendary and he trusted Undertaker to launch him out over the table. Taker himself entered the match with a broken foot, you can see him hobbling around during this match. Foley gets launched and all hell literally breaks loose, but he manages to climb back up. The second fall, the choke slam through the cage was the worst of the two, since the cage roof was not meant to break, Foley went through it and was knocked out cold, a tooth had come up through his nostril and he had several areas of internal bleeding. The crazy guy still continued the match, however he had no idea of what happened next.
After the match was over, Foley even asked Undertaker if they used the tacks, and Undertaker told him to look at his own body, which was covered in tacks, making Foley look like a human pin cushion. Over in WCW, the boys were watching the PPV, as this was during the height of the Monday Night Wars and at the point where Foley went through the table Diamond Dallas Page looked over at Scott Hall and said - "That's it. We're done. It's over."