The entire No Way Out 2004 pay-per-view was built on Eddie Guerrero's big WWE Championship match against Brock Lesnar.
Taking place in San Francisco, where Eddie's brother Chavo was a star for years, it seemed as though everything pointed at Guerrero finally achieving the one goal that had eluded him throughout his career. He had overcome addiction and had returned to WWE more focused, determined and over than before and lied, cheated and stole en route to becoming the most popular babyface on the roster.
Lesnar was the WWE champion but was facing a much bigger challenge in Goldberg, whom he would go on to face at WrestleMania XX. The threat of the former WCW star sitting at ringside for the big title was in the back of Lesnar's head, leading to questions as to whether or not the champion could keep his focus on Guerrero.
The champion wore down Guerrero throughout most of the match, as it began to look more and more like Eddie may be the latest Superstar to fall at the hands of the man formerly known as the Next Big Thing.
Ever resilient, Guerrero never gave up, enduring all of Lesnar's power-based offense and fighting back.
Late in the match, Goldberg made his presence felt, delivering a big spear to Lesnar.
Guerrero capitalized. Though Lesnar refused to be pinned following Goldberg's interference, Eddie leaped off the top rope, caught him with the frog splash and captured his first, and only, WWE title.
His celebration with his mother and brothers at ringside was one of the most inspirational moments in WWE history and a legitimate feel-good moment.
The match, conversely, was outstanding and marred only by the interference from Goldberg.