On this day: 20 days after losing the WWF Title to Mankind, The Rock stops at nothing to regain it in an I Quit match, leveling a handcuffed Foley with 11 chairshots to the head before an audio recording of Mankind submitting earlier in the night is mysteriously played, giving Rock the win and his second WWF Championship. (1/24/99)
No Way Out 2000:Triple H defeats Cactus Jack after a grueling Hell in a Cell match that saw the Hardcore Legend fall through the top of the Cell and almost through the ring before “The Game” put him away with a Pedigree to retain his WWF Championship. And in the process? He ends the storied career of Mick Foley.
On this day: Weeks after rendering The Rock unconscious in a Championship match but not winning the Title, Mankind gets another chance, and with DX at ringside to counteract The Corporation and a chair shot to The Rock by Steve Austin, Mankind scores the victory to win his first WWF Title. (1/4/99)
Royal Rumble Rewind - 2000:With a nasty gash on his calf and blood pouring form his skull, Triple H survives Cactus Jack’s hardcore onslaught to deliver a Pedigree into a pile of thumbtacks, and in the process, retaining his WWF Championship in Madison Square Garden.
On this day: Two weeks after losing the Tag Team Title with The Rock to Hardcore and Crash Holly, Mankind teams up with best friend Al Snow and defeats The Holly Cousins on SmackDown! to win the duo’s first Tag Team Championship together. (11/4/99)
On this day: The Rock & Mankind challenge for The Undertaker & Big Show’s Tag Team Title under Dark Side Rules, meaning all members of the Ministry of Darkness are legal participants in the match. After Kane surprises his brother with a top rope clothesline to Show, Rock seals the victory with the People’s Elbow on Mideon, earning The Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection its second Tag Team Championship. (9/20/99)
On this day: Jesse Ventura steps out of his Minnesota Governor’s Office and back into the ring at SummerSlam as the special referee for a WWF Championship triple threat match, ending with Mankind picking up the surprise win on Stone Cold to claim his third WWF Title. (8/22/99)