On this date in WWF history: The Rock vs. Mankind in a 'Deadly Game' at Survivor Series

The Rock won his first WWF championship on this date in history, defeating Mankind in the finals of the Deadly Games Tournament at Survivor Series 1998.

On November 15, 1998, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) unveiled the "Deadly Game" tournament at Survivor Series for the vacant WWF championship.

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The Rock defeated Mankind by submission to win the belt in a very Montreal Screwjobish-type of finish that was a catalyst for "The Brahma Bull" turning heel and joining The Corporation.

Parts 2-4, which includes stunners, McMahons and a whole lot more, below:

How about it Cagesiders, what was your initial reaction to the "Deadly Game?" Was it overshadowed by the convoluted ending?

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