Big wrestling day today, but don't get mad at me if "It Begins" turns out to be "just" The Undertaker. I expect some Royal Rumble hype to begin as well, so let's do some of our own!
29. The Rock vs. Mankind - 1999
If there is any reason for a definitive I Quit match to exist, this would be the one people point to. When I was a teenager, this was the coolest thing I'd ever seen and Mankind was a god for being "so hardcore." Then I saw Beyond the Mat, Barry Blaustein's 1999 documentary about the wrestling business and I wasn't watching Mankind get bashed in the head anymore, it was Mick Foley. For some reason, it wasn't fun to watch Mick Foley get bashed in the head more than a dozen times while his wife and children are bawling their eyes out. It changed the match forever for me and Mankind was no longer "god," Mick Foley was an insanely dedicated person who would do anything to entertain his fans, which wasn't always a good thing... and that The Rock was a bit of an overzealous sociopath.