As WWE celebrates the return of WrestleMania to the New York-Jersey area in 2019, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon talks about the glorious past of The Showcase of the Immortals.03/16/2018 - 14:00
Mick Foley breaks fast with RAINN raffle winners
Graeme McGaw of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Vince Morales of Lake Geneva, Wis., won the raffle, which raised nearly $60,000 for RAINN before closing earlier this month. RAINN is the largest anti-sexual violence charity in the U.S.
In addition to breaking bread with Foley, McGaw and Morales won tickets to WrestleMania Axxess, Saturday’s WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the WrestleMania XXVIII event itself, and Monday’s Raw SuperShow in Miami.
The inspiration for the WrestleMania raffle concept came from Foley’s successful “10 for RAINN” effort last year, which was a Twitter campaign that asked for $10 donations. Foley has been closely tied to RAINN ever since.
“I was a donor and a volunteer, so I could vouch not only for the fact they provided great services, but also for fact that every dollar is used wisely,” he told WWE.com Friday.
For McGaw and Morales, the chance to share breakfast with The Hardcore Legend was much like this year’s WrestleMania – a “Once in a Lifetime” opportunity.
“I never thought in a million years that I would win,” said McGaw. “This is my dream come true.”
McGaw and Morales became friends more than a decade ago on a wrestling message board. After The New Age Outlaws famously locked Foley and Terry Funk in a dumpster and pushed them off a stage during a February 1998 edition of Raw, it was McGaw whom Morales reached out to first to discuss the chaotic scene.
“He's one of my childhood heroes, and we're here now and it's crazy,” Morales said of Foley. “This is quite the experience.”