Though I have tried to defend World Championship Wrestling even the bad booking the company went through during the weakest time for the company. But much like the Junkyard Invitational match the company had at Bash at the Beach 1999 this event had one of the hardest matches defend, because of how poorly executed it was. The San Francisco 49er's match was an interesting concept for a match and also fit the favorite gimmick type for the booker at the time.
However, the reality is that this match was terrible and really gave too much of a nod and wink to the small percentage of fans that paid attention to the dirt sheets. Fact is that the amount of things that went wrong in the course of the match and adding the finish into the situation just made matters worse in my opinion. Looking at this card in particular it is a reflection of how mixed up WCW was at this time with the lacking direction and the fact that you see a change in booking during the show. At first I just noticed that Jarrett & Booker fought in the main event but they competed against Sting & Steiner earlier and Goldberg competed twice in one show as well fighting Meng & the Harris Brothers.
Overall looking up and down the card there are a number of questionable decisions that where made with the action. However, this in my opinion is another example of why having a long term booking is important and one of the main things that work. Seeing the Hardcore Title match end in a DQ is also a reflection of how mixed up the finishes were at the time and how they were just tossing things at the wall to see what sticks. In reality from mid 1999 to 2000 we saw Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo and other creative writers or bookers grasping at straws to try and figure out how to set the company straight and get back on track. Unfortunately it was clear that some writers were really never given a fair chance to try and make things work in their attempts to right the ship and fix World Championship Wrestling.
WCW Monday Nitro
Konnan & Rey Misterio, Jr. def. Alex Wright & Disco Inferno tag team ladder
Reno def. (DQ) Sgt. AWOL WCW Hardcore Title (title change)
Shane Douglas def. Mike Awesome
Goldberg def. Meng
Booker T. & Jeff Jarrett def. Scott Steiner & Sting
Kevin Nash & Mike Sanders def. Elix Skipper (c) handicap tag WCW Cruiserweight Championship (title change)
Goldberg def. Don Harris & Ron Harris handicap tag
Booker T. def. Jeff Jarrett San Francisco 49ers WCW World Heavyweight Title (title change)