The Best And Worst Of WCW Monday Nitro 5/27/96: The Debut Of The Mauler

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And now, the vintage Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro for May 27, 1996. It’s … kind of important.

Worst: The 2-Hour Nitro And The Worst Announce Team In The History Of Our Sport

As you may have cried about last week (or, you know, 19 years ago) Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael has become a pro wrestler and the era of Pepe is over. Gone forever is the beautiful, crystalline 1-hour Nitro with the announce team of an increasingly-depressed Bobby Heenan, an overly-excited Ken doll with a thesaurus he doesn’t know how to use, a yokel football player and a cosplaying dog.