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At this point in time the company could really do no wrong as it didn't matter what they did business was booming. By now the company was more of a runaway train planning for the next step as they finally were to crown a new star. For a little less than a year before this event the company had slowly been building up a former Olympic gold medal winner who earlier in the year held both the European & Intercontinental championships at the same time. At the event Angle hit the top of the mountain defeating The Rock for his first World Title victory. His feud would The Rock would intertwine him into the match that would become the infamous Armageddon Hell in a Cell.
However, even though looking at this event with the modern point of view and knowing the historical significance of Angle's first career World Title win. This event is also important, because it spelled the end of Part 1 to the flop that was "Who Ran over Stone Cold." For those who don't know at Survivor Series 1999 the company had Austin get hit by a car to write him out for the long term and it was reveled that Rikishi was behind the attack. Upon the revel all of the life was sucked out of the hot angle, because nobody wanted it to be Rikishi either way though it was. On this event Austin fought Rikishi for the first time since the "attack" that happened the November prior. Anyone keeping track or that knows history the company eventually drop Rikishi from the angle and make Triple H the lone person who took Austin out.