Kofi Kingston visits WWE's secret warehouse

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December 19, 2012

Mick Foley's barbed wire bat

In the event of a zombie apocalypse, the WWE warehouse would be an opportune place for a band of roving survivors to hole up, because the building is stocked with more weaponry than one of New Jack’s garbage cans.

Case in point: We found no less than four of Mick Foley’s barbed wire baseball bats while rummaging around a high shelf — each a haunting relic from The Hardcore Legend’s gory battles against Randy Orton, Edge and many others. Luckily, the implements of mayhem were individually wrapped in thick towels.

“That’s legit barbed wire,” Kingston exclaimed after snapping a picture with one of the bats. “I was putting it on my shoulder and it almost ripped my shirt!”

Although Kofi debuted in the infamously dangerous ECW in 2008 and has flung himself off a few massive ladders, Kingston has never been recognized as a hardcore brawler. Mick Foley, on the other hand, made a career out of it after first establishing himself in the all-or-nothing world of Japanese “death matches." In fact, the three-time WWE Champion won a daylong “King of the Death Match” tournament in August 1995, which featured a Barbed Wire Baseball Bat & Thumbtacks Match in the opening round. When Foley came to WWE from this grisly underworld in 1996, he brought the weapon of mass destruction with him.

“Over the past few years, I’ve gotten to know Mick Foley quite a bit,” Kofi revealed. “But to actually hold this bat and realize it has people’s blood on it? That’s pretty mind blowing.”

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