On January 4, 1999, the Monday Night Wars shifted as Mick Foley won the WWF Title from The Rock. The night was infamous as it was a taped show and Tony Schiavone spoiled the result on WCW Nitro, saying the result would "put butts in seats."
Raw had been winning the weekly ratings for nine straight weeks prior to the week of January 4, 1999, but with Raw being taped that week, 600,000 people switched channels upon Schiavone's spoiler.
On social media, Foley and The Rock reflected on the game-changing moment in wrestling. Tony Schiavone even jumped in with his memory.
22 YEARS AGO, TODAY— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 4, 2021
JANUARY 4, 1999
THE NIGHT THE CHANNELS CHANGED!
Thanks to everyone who played a part in the biggest win of my career - and one of the biggest ratings wins in the #MondayNightWars
Thank you @TheRock for doing the honors! pic.twitter.com/5f9W7Yyqfp
This was a massive and historic moment in pro wrestling during the infamous “Monday Night Wars”.— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 4, 2021
It all hinged on one man becoming @wwe champion - @RealMickFoley.
We all had our role to play and I was honored to “do the honors” for you and our business, my friend. #foley -- https://t.co/YsSnM43b59
Glad to be a part of it ----— Tony Schiavone (@tonyschiavone24) January 4, 2021
Foley and Rock would rematch at Royal Rumble 1999 in the infamous I Quit match.