Wrestler Mick Foley booted for cheating at Wing Bowl

Mick Foley attends the Tribeca Film Festival on April 18, 2013, in New York.

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Professional wrestling star Mick Foley has been ejected from Philadelphia's Wing Bowl eating contest after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack in an attempt to increase his total.

People following Friday's event on social media dubbed Foley's antics "inflate-gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.

According to TMZ, Foley disputed the allegations initially -- that was until officials played back video footage on the big screen -- and there was no denying it.

Foley took to Twitter prior to the event:

After word got out about the cheating "scandal," Foley tweeted:

Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record of 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged 2014 champion Molly Schuyler of Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.

Wing Bowl started in 1993 as a way for Philadelphia's long-suffering sports fans to blow off steam before the Super Bowl.

About 20,000 people gathered at the Wells Fargo Center to drink beer and watch scantily clad women serve competitors wings.