Friday, December 16, 2011

12 Days... Mankind vs. Santa

Mankind has been naughty...
By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger on Twitter

Thank God for the internet and YouTube, because I had forgotten about this festive gem from December 1999.  It was the height of the Monday Night Wars and Mick Foley was starting to wind down his career the first time around.

This was during the McMahon-Helmsley era of WWF programming.  Stephanie McMahon and Triple H (then Hunter Hurst Helmsley still) had "married" and taken over the company.

In the clip you're about to see, Trips had set up a boiler room brawl between Mankind and Santa Claus.  If you'd read Mick Foley's books, you know he's a huge mark for Christmas and Santa Claus, so of course having to face his hero was torture for him.

But of course, this is the WWF we're talking about and you never know what's going to happen.  Check out what happens when Mankind battled the Jolly Old Elf.

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