While speaking with Sky Sports, Mick Foley talked about the first time he won the WWE Championship titled on a taped edition of RAW back on January 4th, 1999 and mentioned he believed himself as the champion was a mistake.

“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,” he said. “I’m excited to have been part of so many big matches on Raw. But I saw me as champion as a mistake.

He continued, “I didn’t think it was a good idea. 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. We were going up against a massive live WCW show at the Georgia Dome in front of 40,000 people and nobody thought we’d be celebrating a big victory that night. It was not seen as a big moment at the time. I saw it as a big moment for myself because I’d never dreamed of being champion, but we all thought it had been an exciting conclusion to a good show. We didn’t realise the force of the show until the ratings were revealed the next day.”

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