An old favourite guest returns to the podcast to help Dean and Liam look back at the infamous WCW debuts of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash... kinda.
Superbrawl 1 sees Oz and The Diamond Studd make their bows during a very strange transitional period for the company, but thankfully an utterly weird PPV is saved late on by several strong matches, including the fantastic tag title collision between The Steiner Brothers and the team of Sting and Lex Luger.
So, all there is left to say is... "Welcome To Oz!"
The WCW roster deals with the aftermath of the New World Order's legendary backstage assault from the previous Nitro in this final episode before Hog Wild on PPV, which is also the last of the Disney/MGM tapings due to the 1996 Olympics.
Join Dean and Liam as they watch through the babyfaces standing up in defiance while the heels get even more sinister in their actions as they also vow to take down the NWO. But why does this episode feel like it has been visited by time travellers?
All Elite Wrestling's recent All Out 2021 PPV earned the biggest buyrate for a non-WWE wrestling PPV since WCW produced their inaugural Mayhem show in way back in 1999. And when Dean and Liam shared this trivia with a fellow podcaster they met at Hooked On's All Out watch party, the trio decided to cover Mayhem for an episode. Then, they realised it was a Vince Russo show.
Nonetheless, our fearless hosting duo and special guest Richard 'Benno' Benson endured three hours of utterly baffling product that made them realise why it has probably taken a company not run by Vince McMahon 22 years to do a better number. Find out which of the many matches booked for the event scored a 'full house' in Russo Bingo!
Today marks four years since the very first episode of Because WCW looked at the infamous Starrcade 1997 PPV (which also means we have lasted longer than the promotion did after that botched Sting/Hogan main event), and to celebrate our 4th birthday we spoke to a member of wrestling media who knows World Championship Wrestling extremely well - the one and only RD Reynolds!
RD tells Dean and Liam about his fandom of NWA/WCW growing up, his most infamous WCW-related WrestleCrap inductions, writing a book with Bryan Alvarez about its demise, what it's like to be currently working on a podcast project with none other than Vince Russo (the duo review classic old Batman episodes) and more!
Dean and Liam arrive at one of the most iconic editions of Monday Nitro, as Scott Hall and Kevin Nash bring a regularly-scheduled episode to its knees with a sneak attack so rough and severe that wrestling writers would spent the next decade or more attempting to replicate it on a weekly basis, to diminishing returns and diluted effects.
Re-live the infamous 'lawn dart' spot and much more as our intrepid duo break down what was great (and also what wasn't that great at all) about one of the game-changing wrestling TV angles of the 1990s.
Somehow, some way, Because WCW made it to the 100-episode mark. So, Dean and Liam decided to celebrate by bringing on a very, very special guest!
Former United States (sorry, CANADIAN) heavyweight champion, Triple Crown title winner and globally-respected wrestler and trainer Lance Storm joins the podcast to discuss his brief-but-memorable tenure as a WCW employee.
Storm talks his surprise at how fondly-remembered his three-belt run and World title challenge vs Booker T is 20 years on, under the circumstances at the time. Plus, he responds to Eric Bischoff's harsh words on 83 Weeks, recalls his famous 'invasion' of WWE television, backstage politics involving John Laurinaitis and Vince Russo and much, much more!
Days after learning of the passing of beloved wrestling legend 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton, Dean and Liam decided to rewatch one of the few shows Eaton main evented: a 1991 challenge of WCW champion Ric Flair on a TV special.
Joining the duo is returning former guest Darren Goss of Discovery Wrestling, but before they can get to Flair vs Eaton, first they must endure a ton of World Championship Wrestling in 1991 being, well, World Championship Wrestling in 1991.
The Disney tapings continue in the wake of the New World Order's formation, and Ric Flair is conspicuous by his absence. Fortunately, in Flair's place is new arrival The Leprechaun. Yes, you read that right.
Join Dean and Liam as they breeze through a fast-paced two-hour Nitro, which is a blessing considering how much intolerable guff is on this episode until the stars arrive.
Eight days after the infamous conclusion of BATB '96, 'Hollywood' Hulk Hogan makes his first appearance in the infamous all-black garb. Well, if you ignore his temporary midlife crisis period in late '95.
The battle lines are drawn in WCW as the New World Order make their presence known on another episode that really struggles to cope with the new two-hour format and the casual crowd at Disney.
Nonetheless, Kidman vs Malenko, Benoit vs Guerrero part 4000 and some fun old-school promos (as well as the WCW debut of three graffiti'd bedsheets) make for some decent enough highlights.
Dean and Liam, for the first time in a while, review a classic major WCW show as a two-man act and for the occasion, they covered the second Clash event in the podcast's run so far.
Join them as they debate whether Cactus Jack turned babyface at or before this show; whether 2 Cold Scorpio's hideous music video is the craziest WCW ever produced (and they made some doozies); and whether Harley Race firing The Barbarian is the single greatest P45 in professional wrestling history. Or at least, they do so once Bill Watts finishes his self-indulgent 5-hour intro.