Rock's return after InVasion PPV to decide which side to join. That return at Philadelphia was the most ELECTRIFYING moment of Attitude Era. The gap between "Finally The Rock has come back to...." and "the WWF" had the whole arena go pin drop silent. And then it was followed by an eruption of emotional pop by the hot Philly crowd.
And earlier in that show, The Rock standing in front of Rocky Balboa statue, while raising an eyebrow, was so awesome. That RAW was the highest rated RAW in TNN's history, and Rock's return saw the Millions and MILLIONS literally return as Raw viewers, as the viewership had declined in his absence.
"TYSON AND AUSTIN TYSON AND AUSTIN" ..... or... "Now, the Rock said that he would rather be the People's Ass than to ever kiss his. But now, the Rock says, he would much rather kiss Mr. McMahon's ass than to EVER, and the Rock means EVER, kiss yours if you smell what the Rock is cooking!"
2. Undertaker returns, whips major ass at Judgment Day 2000 - Different month, same awesome return. Very cool how, at first, the crowd doesn't know for sure who it is, until they get a good look at him and the place just gets louder and louder. JR is great here. "BY GOD, IT'S....IT'S THE UNDERTAKER! HE'S COMING FOR MCMAHON, YA GOTTA BELIEVE! THE UNDERTAKER IS WHIPPING ASS!!!"
Actually yeah this. I fondly remember the months and months of anticipation waiting for him to return at each PPV (it reached Ambrose proportions almost) and when he finally shows up, on a fucking motorcycle and destroys the McMahon-Helmsley faction, it was electric. Still the biggest reaction I've seen in that era. Greatest return of all time!
Dont forget when JR said "The Billion Dollar Princess has became The Dairy Queen"
"OH, HE'S BRINGING OUT THE HARD STUFF!! IT'S HOMOGENIZED!!"
Fuck JR is awesome.
"They will LIE to you, she said. They will try to DENOUNCE you, she said. They will try to STEAL your gift, and she was right. Sister Abigail always spoke the truth, and so do I. So when I tell you that I knew this day would come, I am NOT telling you a lie! And on this day, in this moment in time right now, this very second, I can truly say that I have the whole damn world in my hands!"