Previously on the Best and Worst of Nitro: We got to see one side of the heated Tonight Show with Jay Leno vs. nWo feud, Buff Bagwell became an obedient dog, and Travis Tritt says he’ll see us in Sturgis.
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And now, the Best and Worst of WCW Monday Nitro for August 10, 1998.
Before We Begin
Welcome back to scenic South Dakota and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for year three of WCW’s biker rally wrestling show, originally “Hog Wild” but changed to “Road” due to a dispute with the Harley Owners Group. It’s also why the sequel to Wild Hogs was called Wild Roads. It wasn’t, but now your search history thinks you’re interested in mid-2000s Tim Allen comedies. Enjoy those Christmas with the Kranks targeted ads!
This year’s biker fashion is subdued compared to previous years, with Tony Schiavone dressed as The Terminator, Mike Tenay cosplaying … Dean Ambrose? And Bobby Heenan presumably wearing the only hat he could find between backstage and the announce booth when someone told him a t-shirt wasn’t biker enough. Weasel looks like he drove to Sturgis on a hoverboard.