After just coming up short in a Fatal Fourway Elimination match at WrestleMania 2000, The Rock was granted a singles match against the reigning WWE Champion, Triple H. Although I used the term singles match lightly.
The McMahon's conspired to keep the title on their family-by-marriage by any means possible. Shane McMahon was made the special guest referee for the match and although the stipulation was not set it was essentially a No DQ match up. The Rock not only had to fight the champion but he had to fend off the referee, D-Generation X, Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco. Every time The Rock gained an inch, the McMahons took back a mile.
The match itself was one of the master pieces of the Attitude era. It through everything at the audience. It was one of those occasions everybody got behind the face and cheered to their heart's content, I doubt there was a single fan who did not want to see Rock prevail. The highlight from the match was the Double Rock Bottom through an Announce Table delivered to Triple H and Shane McMahon.
What was noticeable about this match was how it tied in so many other stories that had been built up around at the time such as Earl Hebner vs. Triple H and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin. The match saw Steve Austin save his long time nemesis from a beatdown by swinging a steel chair at everyone who opposed him. This allowed The Rock to hit the People's Elbow and pin The Game. Moments later Earl Hebner who had been fired by Triple H came down to the ring and counted three to crown a new champion.
The crowd went crazy and I doubt there is a moment in The Rock's career that was so well received and went so well for him.