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WWE News: Mick Foley calls his first WWE title win a mistake

Foley added that he never imagined himself as a champion.

News 07 Jan 2018, 11:00 IST


Mick Foley

What's the story?

Legendary wrestler and WWE Hall of Fame inductee, Mick Foley was recently interviewed by Sky Sports. During the interview he called his first title run a mistake.

In case you didn't know

'Mankind' Mick Foley defeated The Rock in the WWE title match on Monday Night Raw in January of 1999. It was one of the most memorable nights in the history of WWE as it transformed the landscape of the Monday Night Wars.

Back in 1999, Raw was taped in advance which would often result in Eric Bischoff spoiling the show by announcing the outcome of matches.

In 1999, commentator Tony Schiavone spoiled the result of Raw's main event by saying that Foley would win the championship match against The Rock. However, the trick didn't serve its purpose and resulted in the increase in ratings for WWE's Monday Night Raw.

The heart of the matter

During a recent interview with Sky Sports, Mick Foley said:

It meant so much to me on a personal level and I think I'm right in saying the fans have voted it the best ever Raw moment. I'm excited to have been part of so many big matches on Raw. But I saw me as champion as a mistake. I didn't think it was a good idea.

Foley added why he did not think it was a good idea back then:

I always thought the challenger should be chasing the champion, and The Rock was a great champion. But it turned out to be the best thing for everybody.

What's next?

As of writing this article, there's no company that can pose a threat to WWE's monopoly in the marketplace.

Author's Take

Despite all the gambles involved with the situation, I believe that Mick Foley should acknowledge his own efforts as well as the efforts of the industry for putting the championship around his waist.

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