"How does it feel, Rock, to be in a match that you can't win and I can't lose?"
The "I Quit" match between the corporate champion and the hardcore legend featured that quote as the centerpiece of its buildup.
The Royal Rumble bout between The Rock and Mankind was in one word: brutal.
With unprotected chair shots to the head of a handcuffed Foley as well as other spots that were innovative at the time (falling into stage equipment), this match illuminated just how far The Rock would go to win the title and just how far Mankind would go to hold on to it.
This match, which, above all else, told a magnificent story topped off by one of the most brilliant endings I've ever seen, can be appreciated even more once you see just how much of a toll it took on Foley's body as well as the emotional impact on his family (the effects of which were chronicled in "Beyond the Mat" as well as Foley's second autobiography).