Mankind wins the WWF Championship in a three-way match with Triple H and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin with Jesse “the Body” Ventura at SummerSlam: August 22, 1999
Mick Foley’s WWF Championship reign was short lived. The next night on Raw — in Ames, Iowa, — I witnessed Triple H win his first WWF World Championship, taking the title from Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy.
At SummerSlam — with then Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura serving as referee — Foley walked away with the richest prize in wrestling after double-arm DDTing Austin for the pin. The triple-threat match was a good one (23rd best in SummerSlam history). The match was surreal with Ventura reprising his role as special referee, which he originally did at the very first SummerSlam in the main event between the Mega Powers and the Mega Bucks.