Foley didn't think his first WWE Title win was a good idea Submitted by Aaron Rift on 01/06/2018 at 09:14 PM
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Mick Foley talked about his first WWE Title win on the taped edition of Monday Night RAW from January 4th, 1999:
"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. 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."