Two hours before the doors opened up, the fans were lined up to get into the Dean Dome Monday night.
Inside the Dome, the Nitro Girls set the crowd on fire. Then, the Monday Nitro wrestlers set off an explosion. Some call it entertainment, and some say its real.
"It's a lot tougher than people think. We wrestle 275 days a year. Football plays 16 games. Baseball plays 160 and some change. Basketball plays 80. We're 275, brother," said wrestler Buff Bagwell.
WCW officials say Monday Nitro is the highest rated weekly series on cable.