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On this date in WWF history: The Rock and Big Show fight to a photo finish in the Royal Rumble

On January 23, 2000, the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) held its thirteenth annual Royal Rumble extravaganza from none other than Madison Square Garden in the heart of New York City.

The final two contestants were The Rock, who drew number 24, and The Big Show, who drew number 26.

Show tried to launch him with a running lumberjack carry but "The Great One" held on to the top rope and used Biggie's momentum to dump him on the floor. The Rock was your winner.

Or was he?

After the match, Show embarked on a campaign to prove that Rocky's feet hit first, eventually producing alternate footage with camera angles that clearly showed "The Brahma Bull" going flat-footed before he did.

See for yourself, after the jump.

The elimination:

The instant replay:

The Rock and The Big Show would go on to settle their dispute at No Way Out just over a month later and would battle again as part of a Fatal Four Way match at WrestleMania.

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