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Foley win Rocks WWF


By MR. X -- Ottawa Sun
  PARTS UNKNOWN -- Mick Foley was right when he told his fans he wasn't God on last week's WWF RAW.

But, he was wrong when he said he was just Good.

Foley isn't good ... he's a legend. And this legend finally got what was long overdue, the WWF championship belt, with a sensational win over The Rock, thanks to a chair shot from Stone Cold Steve Austin, in a no-disqualification match.

While it would be easy to predict Foley, in his Mankind persona, will lose the title very quickly, that might not be the case. It seems Mankind has been taped for a WWF commercial to air during the Jan. 31 Super Bowl. He's wearing the WWF belt. The Royal Rumble happens Jan. 24. So maybe Mankind, voted wrestler of the year on the Scoops internet report, won't lose the title to The Rock at the Rumble.

AROUND THE WWF: Last week's RAW was superb, top to bottom. It featured a great opening with Shawn Michaels telling Mr. McMahon that he couldn't be fired as commissioner. The Heartbreak Kid then moved McMahon from the 30th entrant in the Royal Rumble, into the No. 2 slot. Michaels, who brought Degeneration X along with him, was later betrayed by his comrades, when he was locked out of the building and pounded by the corporate thugs. That allows Michaels to be absent for awhile and he'll have back surgery ... It's hard to figure where the Dennis Knight angle is going. The question is, who is "he", the mysterious man who asked for Knight to show up at RAW two weeks ago. "He" could very well be The Undertaker, who will likely be at the centre of the next RAW ... The WWF has gone to the dogs, really. Seems like the Westminster Dog Show will pre-empt RAW in its Feb. 8 show from Toronto. It won't be shown in the U.S. until Feb. 13, but TSN will still have it live ... Sable appeared on TSN's Gallagher show Thursday. Gallagher is also having a RAW bash with Sable, Chyna and Debra McMichael Feb. 8, at 7:30, followed by a one-hour Off the Record with other WWF stars, then it's RAW at 9 p.m. ... The Terri Runnels miscarriage bit isn't working ... The Al Snow vs. Road Dog bout for the hardcore championship last week was terrific.

WCW BITS: It was too good to be true. Hollywood Hogan, the wannabe president, is back, and he's already the champion. Replacing Goldberg on Nitro, Hogan became the champ when Nash laid on his back and allowed Hogan to pin him, 1-2-3. So the old nWo boys are back together (Hogan, Nash, Hall, Scott Steiner, Buff Bagwell and Lex Luger) ... Nitro cut away too quickly. The ending we didn't see had several Atlanta Falcons come to the ring to rescue Goldberg, who arrived late after being detained ... Tony Schiavone easily sewed up wingnut of the year when he announced to his Nitro audience that Mick Foley had won the title, prior to it actually happening. Instead of discouraging viewers from turning the channel, he probably prompted a few to do just that. Also, what was with the cheap shot at Foley? ... Eddie Guerrero suffered a broken hip in a New Year's Eve car accident ... New WCW president (for three months) Ric Flair busted Eric Bischoff down to TV commentary. What a great angle!