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[1998-06-01-WWF-Raw] Mick Foley and Vince McMahon


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Foley's face looks nasty - looks like he took a beating the night before. He comes out by admitting he got his ass kicked by Steve Austin last night and asks Vince to come out so he can apologize. Vince is not in a forgiving mood and demands that Mick get on his knees and apologize. He calls him a total embarrassment to himself, his family and his fans all over the world. Vince is an unbelievable asshole here. Foley counters that Vince underestimated Austin. Vince's response to that is that he didn't underestimate Austin, he overestimated Foley. This prompts Foley to admit that when he cracked Vince with the chair last night, it felt good. Vince cavalierly suggests he do it again and keeps daring Mick to hit him and wow is Vince awesome, all while mentioning the new house Mick just bought, the college fund for his kids and the nest egg he has set aside for his parents. Vince finally admits that the only reason he hasn't fired Austin is because he makes him rich, while all Dude Love does is make Vince sick. This ends with Vince telling Dude Love his services are not required. This was a powerful segment. Vince was phenomenal.

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I have been accused of being tough on Mick Foley and not all of his segments have been home runs in 1998 (Love Shack) but when they have delivered, they have REALLY delivered. This was super with Mick being down on his luck and feeling like a employee that did everything he could to please his boss and that wasn't met with any gratitude. Mick plays this perfect as he is not whiny or an ass kisser. Vince is also amazing in his role and just completely off the rails after what happened at Over the Edge. One of the best Raw segments of the year and often forgotten.

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Did Vince win something in the WON awards this year? He was easily the best heel in wrestling. I loved him dancing around Mick at the end, in a spiteful callback to them dancing together a few weeks earlier. I also loved the line about him only keeping Austin because of the gobs of money, which doubled as a character moment and a good plot explanation.

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Yes, this was amazing--two great performances and almost unbearable-tension throughout. Is Foley going to pop Vince? Will Vince have Foley attacked? This was threatening to descend into chaos even before McMahon enticed Foley to use the chair on him, then takes a left turn when Vince brings up Foley's family and financial situation. The Dude is fired and Vince rubs it in his face.

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As everyone has highlighted above, this is a tremendous segment with Vince being such a spectacular heel without veering off into the more cartoon/panto villain he would become later down the road. The point about not firing Austin because he makes him too much money is a nice note for anyone asking "well, why doesn't he just fire the guy?" While not explicit, the fact WCW would have snapped him up if kayfabe wise that would've happened, adds another sense of jeopardy to Vince's decision making - he can't just get rid of him.

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