The opening segment of the September 5 episode of Monday Night RAW saw GM Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon celebrate Kevin Owens being the new WWE Universal Champion, until Seth Rollins crashed the party.
What followed was an impassioned promo segment from all parties, and Foley said on social media that he was proud of that segment. Below is part of the social media post, where Foley talks about his friendship with Stephanie McMahon.
THE McMAHON/FOLEY ERA
I was absolutely elated following the opening of Monday Night Raw - an elation that had me looking back on the recent GM opportunity that was presented to me, as well as my extremely positive long-term friendship the woman who presented it to me, Stephanie McMahon...
But what I was really looking forward to was that opportunity to work together again on-air, where I was sure we would bring out the best in each other. I think you saw some of that on Monday night – and hopefully not for the last time. Stephanie will sometimes mention that she "plays" a bad guy on TV. I don't think she's playing. I think she has that rare ability to inhabit a character, to the point where she becomes it - so that when she's good, she's really good; but when she's bad she's even better.
The opening to #Raw on Monday felt important to both of us. For me, it was powerful, almost magical – the type of thing that made what had previously seemed like a random selection as GM in the minds of many fans suddenly make perfect sense. The type of thing that gets me excited about the future, might encourage WWE Superstars to take risks with their characters and spark new ideas among the creative team. It's the type of thing that makes me glad I'm not sitting on my couch every Monday, watching someone else as GM, wondering "what if".
Foley also announced on the opening segment Owens will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Rollins at the Clash of Champions PPV.