During a current interview with Dr. Beau Hightower, the previous WWE Champion stated just how much he was at first paid per night when he initially signed for WWE.
" I was ensured $25 a night," stated Foley. "The contract that I signed for WWE. I was guaranteed 5 matches a year at $150 for 5 years. So if they [had] picked not to push me then I could have been in a position where I can't go anywhere else. I'm locked in for five years, but this is the place to go, WWE."
Regardless of the little income that was used to Foley, the Long Island native more than showed his worth to Vince McMahon. He would go on to turn into one of the most beloved superstars in WWE history.
Mick Foley initially saw his WWE title win as an error
Mick Foley's triumph over The Rock on RAW in January 1999 to win the WWE Championship was among the greatest moments in the red brand name's history.
In what was a career-defining moment for Foley, the hardcore legend had the ability to beat then-champion The Rock in shocking fashion.
Regardless of the moment extremely assisting the trajectory of his career, Mick Foley informed Sky Sports that he initially believed winning the title was a mistake.
" I saw me as champ as an error. I didn't think it was a great concept. I always thought the challenger needs to be chasing the champ, and The Rock was a terrific champion," Foley said. "It was not viewed as a huge moment at the time. I saw it as a big moment for myself because I 'd never ever imagined being champ, however we all thought it had been an interesting conclusion to a great program. We didn't realise the force of the show until the scores were exposed the next day."
With the rankings success that came following this episode of RAW, Foley fasted to change his tune concerning winning the world title over The Rock. His stardom just continued to rise from that point onwards.