It was indeed an entire two decades ago on this very day that World Championship Wrestling staged its final live event, the 'series finale' edition of Monday Nitro, from Panama City Beach, Florida.
This poignant landmark has prompted Dean and Liam to reflect back on the final few months of the company, whether Eric Bischoff could have truly turned things around with Fusient if he had a TV network to back him and whether WWE could have at the very least done something more meaningful with their new assets.
Plus, we read out YOUR ideas for how the planned return PPV under Fusient, The Big Bang set for May 6, 2001, should have been handled!
Once again, Dean and Liam look back at a PPV in line with their ongoing Nitro Watchalong series, and it happens to be one of the more enjoyable efforts WCW ever put behind a paywall.
The Giant vs Lex Luger, Sting vs Lord Steven Regal, a surprisingly fun battle between The Horsemen and two NFL stars plus the iconic Falls Count Anywhere bout between Chris Benoit and Kevin Sullivan and Rey Mysterio's company debut combine for a memorable three hours, capped by The Outsiders assaulting Eric Bischoff as part of their hostile takeover.
Joining the team for this one is James Dickens, an experienced publishing head at a number of sports media juggernauts and a casual fan of old-school wrestling who has been drawn back into the community by the British wrestling scene of recent years.