Gasp: Pro Wrestler Caught Cheating at Wing Bowl

It was better than puking, explains Mick Foley, happily
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2015 10:02 AM CST
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(Newser) – You don't get into the WWE Hall of Fame without learning a trick or two, and Mick Foley tried to employ one at yesterday's Wing Bowl eating contest in Philadelphia, reports the AP. He was disqualified after stuffing uneaten wings into his fanny pack. (TMZ has images that were displayed on the big screen at Wells Fargo Arena.) “I’d rather cheat than puke,” an unapologetic Foley explains to Philly.com. (The tongue-in-cheek story has essential background on how fanny packs were especially popular among wrestlers in the 1990s to hide their "gimmicks.")

It's not like judges didn't know to be suspicious: The Washington Post notes that Foley tipped his hand about strategy the day before the event in a tweet: "I will follow the wrestler's creed: win if I can, lose if I must, but always cheat!" And afterward, another tweet dripped in sarcasm: "Guilty as charged. Legacy shattered. Life in shambles.” For the record, Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won the event by eating 444 wings in 26 minutes. (Read more strange stuff stories.)

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