In retrospect...I liked the story because it was something I saw as being "impossible" to pull off for a live, living character, person.
The thing about it was so many people that I know that were not wrestling fans BOUGHT into it and people who thought they were "SMART" BOUGHT into it. Gladly and sadly it ended before we got to see any conclusive end because of incidents, that's all I will leave it to, that followed shortly afterward.
I haven't marked out like that for a match since Chris Jericho won the WCW Title from The Rock during the Invasion angle. Jeebus, was that intense. When HHH took so long to tap, I was *sure* Michaels was going to break it up.