Now I'm imagining Smash watching Run DMC perform The WrestleMania Rap at WM V backstage and doing that "OH!" facial expression that he did.
I haven't seen any of this in like 20 years and it's all coming back. I watched this special like 15 times as a kid. It's so much more energetic than the rest of 1999 WCW. Has a very proto Wrestling Society X feel as well.
The Master P stuff was so bad that KENDALL WINDHAM was getting cheered over the No Limit guys.
Looking back at that era and thinking it was good is like how people look back at the New Generation/Dungeon of Doom and say "this was awesome" and build an entire company around it only to find their audience drop in half over the course of a few months.