20 Greatest WWE SmackDown Matches Ever

20. Triple H Vs The Rock (August 26, 1999)

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Having coined the phrase that named the broadcast long before it even existed, 'The Great One' was the only choice for the headline spot in the first ever edition of SmackDown in August 1999 and (as was often the case that year) WWE Champion Triple H was the natural opponent.

A famous finish saw Shawn Michaels nail The Rock with Sweet Chin Music as he ran the ropes on a People's Elbow attempt. Not only did it result in an alliance never mentioned on television for another year, but it created a conclusion used with increasing regularity by thousands of smart*rse SmackDown 2: Here Comes The Pain players on Guest Referee mode.

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