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01-05-2013, 01:16 PM #1
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WCW History: The Night WCW Shot Itself In The Foot
On the January 4, 1999, edition of WCW Monday Nitro, announcer Tony Schiavone gave away the result of WWE Monday Night Raw which was taped. Schiavone was trying to encourage fans to stick with Nitro and forget what WWE had to offer which was pretty significant because Mick Foley defeated The Rock to win his first WWE Championship. Schiavone said...
"Fans, if you're even thinking about changing the channel to our competition, fans, do not. We understand that Mick Foley, who wrestled here one time as Cactus Jack, is going to win their world title. Ha! That's gonna put some butts in the seats, heh."
Fans made a mass exodus and flipped over to Raw to see Mick Foley vs. The Rock with run-ins by Steve Austin and DX leading to an estimated 600,000 extra viewers for WWE's flagship show of which WCW would never recover from.