Reliving The War Special: Episode 23.5 - WWF Raw 4th March 1996

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A special episode of Reliving The War that covers an unopposed episode of Monday Night Raw.
The date is 3.4.1996, WCW Monday Nitro is pre-empted on TNT in favor of a "made for TV" movie. This means the WWF have no competition this week, and this also means that the WWF have a great oppurtunity to attract some WCW viewers.
We are still on the road to WrestleMania XII and the WWF creative team have decided to showcase Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels in separate matches. HBK will kick things off with the 1-2-3 Kid while Bret Hart will close the show with Hunter Hearst Helmsley. We also get a huge announcement from Vince McMahon in regards to the Ultimate Warrior. Can the WWF capitilize and put on a good unopposed wrestling show this week?
00:00 - No Nitro on TNT
01:58 - Shawn Michaels vs 1-2-3 Kid
06:34 - Goldust's "Piper's Pit"
07:58 - Ultimate Warrior announcement
09:03 - The Raw debut of Justin Hawk Bradshaw
11:24 - Bret Hart vs Hunter Hearst Helmsley
14:28 - Billionaire Ted on TeeVee Trivia
15:50 - Next Week's Reliving The War
#WWE #Wrestling #WWFRAW


  1. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    3 ditë më parë

    Love WWE mocking WCW's stupidity lol

  2. Midnight Cherry TV
    Midnight Cherry TV
    19 ditë më parë

    Have been binge watching your vids, great stuff. Every video has been a winner.

  3. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    Muaj më parë

    The subtle body language & things like BRET looking at HBK while applying an arm bar is what separates GREATNESS from MEDIOCRITY.. It's one of so many things that made BRET/HBK an INCREDIBLE Program.

  4. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    Muaj më parë

    I don't care what anyone says... Goldust was comedy GOLD! And Bradshaw was ALWAYS a douche.

  5. Bobbywoodhogan
    2 muaj më parë

    You should do unopposed vs unopposed

  6. Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου
    Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου
    2 muaj më parë

    Mankind' s one of the last pre debut promo was 1000% awesome...Foley gave his soul..inside..

  7. Jimmy Larson
    Jimmy Larson
    2 muaj më parë

    Side note. They showed us Andersonville in school and it was amazing. Better than this show

  8. B_side 86
    B_side 86
    2 muaj më parë

    I was there at WM12 best event ever looking back on it I get kinda sad because half the wrestlers at that even isn’t with us anymore & I’m very proud & happy to say I actually met Yokozuna & have his autograph & have a picture with him he was a very very sweet guy & that’s no joke

  9. David Worden
    David Worden
    3 muaj më parë

    Brett and shawn Michael's opened the doors for the attitude era

  10. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    3 muaj më parë

    modern day stan hanson cracked me up so hard!! 13:06 someone's wearing a cactus jack shirt people must have knew he was coming

  11. Matt Newton
    Matt Newton
    3 muaj më parë

    I wish I could help support financially on patreon however I will support you in any other way I can and if you got to sit through a grueling lumberjack six-man tag team match then so will I lol love ya

  12. Al Reyes
    Al Reyes
    3 muaj më parë

    When you gonna do a video on Trish &/or Lita????

  13. Anthony Amadeo
    Anthony Amadeo
    3 muaj më parë

    Os dub! Os dub!

  14. Johnny Appleseed
    Johnny Appleseed
    3 muaj më parë

    @Wrestling Bios Wrestlemania 12 Main Event is an Ironman match, not marathon match lol.

  15. Aaronetic
    3 muaj më parë

    I'd also love to own some of those older WrestleMania chairs! That WM 12 chair looks very cool.

  16. Michael Saenz
    Michael Saenz
    3 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios, I Love your channel, but I always wanted you to do The WWF invaded Memphis angle in the early 90's. During that time is when Mr. McMahon created the Evil Mr. McMahon that everyone knows, anyhow, Keep up the great work!!👍👍👍

  17. Caleb Shultis
    Caleb Shultis
    3 muaj më parë

    why dont you score one unopposed episode against the other unopposed episode?

  18. Wulver
    3 muaj më parë

    I was 12 at the time but I wasn't tuning in to watch RAW, I watch WCW where the BIG BOYS PLAY!!

  19. Tom R
    Tom R
    3 muaj më parë

    I had andersonville winning 5 -0. no goofy hogan bs got it the win

  20. Mitchell Alexander
    Mitchell Alexander
    3 muaj më parë

    15:39 And this is why this series is great. Really helps to contextualize the Period, with them being side by side. It's probably a Journey and a hike to produce but ohhh man is it good.

  21. Josh Gore
    Josh Gore
    3 muaj më parë

    "Bret's Rope" is so over @oswreview

  22. Branch Tana
    Branch Tana
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm pretty sure the reason that Piper was inserted into the angle with Goldust is because Hall was suspended for failing a drug test. Hall had already either decided to go to WCW or had told Vince he didn't want his contract to roll over, so Hall claims in shoot interviews that the suspension for the failed drug test was because he was leaving.

  23. Rick
    3 muaj më parë

    Kukos to you "Wrestling Bios" I really like these "relieving the war" episodes, I've missed a ton of them, I gotta go back to your channel and check out the ones I missed to get caught up.

  24. Lick Kitty Split
    Lick Kitty Split
    3 muaj më parë

    Cincinnati Ohio. My Hometown. Thank You for making this video!

  25. Garrett Spears
    Garrett Spears
    3 muaj më parë

    Mankind wished me good luck on my first match.

  26. UnPlugged Gaming
    UnPlugged Gaming
    3 muaj më parë

    It’s nice to see that JBL has been an asshole from day one

  27. Chris Pielacha
    Chris Pielacha
    3 muaj më parë

    Immediately thought of smack down shut your mouth. Those were the day’s

  28. Steven
    3 muaj më parë

    These videos are great, but I wish you could produce them more often. Knowing it'll be 5 years more viewing is a big shame, I want to binge on it all now! 😂 Keep up the great work though 👍🏻

  29. Big Guy
    Big Guy
    3 muaj më parë

    I doubt HHH “forgot” Bret was working the arm. More like hunter is trying to bury Bret for his butt buddy Shawn

  30. TheVanDammeFan2009
    3 muaj më parë

    Triple H "forgot" to sell the arm

  31. fitness65 Carlos hill
    fitness65 Carlos hill
    3 muaj më parë

    Such a damn shame how the wwf used hakushi during his run with the company. He was pretty much a jobber to the stars and never fully got the right treatment that he deserved.

  32. AlphaDrum
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret's rope. You've been watching OSW. ha

  33. AlphaDrum
    3 muaj më parë

    Diesel was leaving, Razor was leaving, Bret was leaving. With no face coming close to HBK at the time, WWF needed Shawn to carry the belt in 96.

    1. AlphaDrum
      3 muaj më parë

      @Gaurav Tapaskar I'm referring to when bret was gone for 7 months

  34. Dreadkalibur
    3 muaj më parë

    RIP Brother! 🤣

  35. Peter Richardson
    Peter Richardson
    3 muaj më parë

    I can tell you exactly what Bradshaw is, but I don't want to swear.

  36. Samurai Jock
    Samurai Jock
    3 muaj më parë

    My respect and adulation for you has just gotten stronger my man. Bret's rope comment is rampaging through the OSW Universe.

  37. set123
    3 muaj më parë

    Waluigi: Ra is Wa

  38. J.M.O 1000
    J.M.O 1000
    3 muaj më parë

    Cool thumbnail

  39. Manuscript King
    Manuscript King
    3 muaj më parë


  40. walco DE BRUYN
    walco DE BRUYN
    3 muaj më parë

    Amazing video thanks for all the effort does Anyone have a link to the billionaire ted Quiz video?

  41. Derek N
    Derek N
    3 muaj më parë

    i never understood, mainly wcw, why when unopposed the shows were mediocre at best. i guess knowing they had 100% audience so why push too hard. but they never won new consistent viewers or casual viewers

  42. Ambiguous Prey
    Ambiguous Prey
    3 muaj më parë

    Love this series

  43. Robert Keith
    Robert Keith
    3 muaj më parë

    Hope to see videos on The Genius, Slick, Damion Demento

  44. david jennings
    david jennings
    3 muaj më parë

    The new intro is pretty good. The old one was good too.

  45. Clint Hammer
    Clint Hammer
    3 muaj më parë

    Wait, who won the Civil War?

  46. Pat Aker
    Pat Aker
    3 muaj më parë

    You are like an amazing time capsule, opened up weekly. Thank you.

  47. MuscleDad420
    3 muaj më parë

    This was the RAW episode that got me hooked. I was obsessed with Shawn Michaels as a kid. I thought that move at 5:52 was the coolest thing in the world.

  48. Mike Hopkins
    Mike Hopkins
    3 muaj më parë

    Love this series, another great upload thanks 👏👏😁

  49. J SaundersSewing
    J SaundersSewing
    3 muaj më parë

    Please do a wrestling bio on The Fabulous Freebirds

  50. P. J. Ervin
    P. J. Ervin
    3 muaj më parë

    7:05 - Point for Nitro

  51. Ham-man The Man-ham
    Ham-man The Man-ham
    3 muaj më parë

    I really appreciate the effort you put into these.

  52. Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    3 muaj më parë

    So funny Vince gets so mad about being counter-programmed in the 90s that he makes fun of a billionaire on air week after week, but does the same thing to AEW today

  53. Lukas Skeirys
    Lukas Skeirys
    3 muaj më parë

    Did some AEW highlights

  54. prashant Constantine
    prashant Constantine
    3 muaj më parë

    Love ur videos

  55. Rodya Romanovic
    Rodya Romanovic
    3 muaj më parë

    I don't understand how anybody can dislike this.

  56. Brian Middleton
    Brian Middleton
    3 muaj më parë

    Love reliving shows i havent seen since i was a kid.

  57. FuzzyDunlop
    3 muaj më parë

    We're all wondering, so I'll ask: Who was that smokeshow walking to the ring with HHH?

    1. Viola Greene
      Viola Greene
      3 muaj më parë

      Wasn't that Sable? She started as HHH's valet.

    3 muaj më parë

    Thumbs up but this one sucked lol

  59. arcticfox04
    3 muaj më parë

    Booty booty booty booty booty booty booty booty man!!!!

  60. darklordojeda
    3 muaj më parë

    Lmao I remember the Goldust piper spit. “I got quite a rise out of...They Live.” Lmao loved it.

  61. Dustin Parker
    Dustin Parker
    3 muaj më parë

    The Ironman match was one of the best.

  62. Magnificent Adrian
    Magnificent Adrian
    3 muaj më parë

    Guest what without Hulk Hogan business was down so u can’t really blame the champions that came right after him....

  63. arrowwolfz
    3 muaj më parë

    First closeline from hell

  64. 0biJuan KinoBii
    0biJuan KinoBii
    3 muaj më parë

    I have a ringside chair from survivor series 98😁 ill sell it to ya, i kno its not from this era but its still pretty cool

  65. Rocco Viola
    Rocco Viola
    3 muaj më parë

    Thursday nights are the best !!!!ty WB!!!!

    3 muaj më parë

    13:41 "Bret's rope" the osw reference is just awesome

  67. Deramus Higginbotham
    Deramus Higginbotham
    3 muaj më parë

    Watched them them..i get stoked when a new one uploads..keep em coming and keep up the good work!

  68. Nicolas Doyon
    Nicolas Doyon
    3 muaj më parë

    didnt even know what the guy was talking about

  69. Nicolas Doyon
    Nicolas Doyon
    3 muaj më parë

    Warrior suckt

  70. Nicolas Doyon
    Nicolas Doyon
    3 muaj më parë

    Got to love that Coconut act

  71. Migdalia Vargas
    Migdalia Vargas
    3 muaj më parë

    If you are tired of masks, the vote Trump.

  72. Jawa 2
    Jawa 2
    3 muaj më parë

    Sweet, don't get to see to many Shawn and Sean against each other

  73. Noah Richards
    Noah Richards
    3 muaj më parë

    Still loving it!! Keep up the good work!

  74. jojo beware
    jojo beware
    3 muaj më parë

    it sucks that Hakushi never made his Wrestlemania debut.

    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      3 muaj më parë

      Yeah he was very talented

    2. General Khan
      General Khan
      3 muaj më parë

      Hakushi would've been used better in ecw.

  75. Ben Hur
    Ben Hur
    3 muaj më parë

    123 Kid vs attention whore. Gee I wonder who lead that opening match?

  76. diesel101raw
    3 muaj më parë

    This was Awesome

  77. Lee Kuhlmann
    Lee Kuhlmann
    3 muaj më parë

    Ultimate warrior...... All hype for a man who doesn't know any wrestling moves at all....

    1. SegaDream131
      3 muaj më parë

      But man was that HYPE....

  78. Metal Blade27
    Metal Blade27
    3 muaj më parë

    Will you be doing smackdown and thunder when they launch?

  79. redXdorothy
    3 muaj më parë

    Hell yeah! Brett's rope! OSW, OSW, OSW!

  80. Beer Pong
    Beer Pong
    3 muaj më parë

    If you plan to provide commentary on all episodes of the Monday night wars then you should do two or three per week. This would take way to long and years before you get to the attitude era.

  81. puparn93
    3 muaj më parë

    Great video, I look forward to these every week!

  82. Sohail iqbal
    Sohail iqbal
    3 muaj më parë

    Bret Hart middle in the ring pose music the pose hitman the best.

  83. Driller Killer
    Driller Killer
    3 muaj më parë

    What I remember most about the Monday night wars? A friend of mines mom was banging the singer from the union underground.

  84. Otaku Batman
    Otaku Batman
    3 muaj më parë

    I have an old monday night raw chair. Not as cool. But I live it.

  85. dead account
    dead account
    3 muaj më parë

    As long as it ends with a trillionaire ted sketch. It won't be the same without the booty man on the other show. There goes his big push. It's kind of cool seeing all the pieces. Slowly moving into the spots they're most known for. Mankind making his weird ass promos, not sure about this Michaels/hart about a forgotten rivalry. Razor out. Piper in. No ringmaster though. I'm still very curious. When that first little group of supporters get going. Seems like the first time I noticed it. Was during that feud with Savio Vegas. Savio still got the most cheers. But a heel getting any positive crowd reaction was very unusual for the time

  86. Jonathan Mendoza
    Jonathan Mendoza
    3 muaj më parë

    I remembered I recorded this episode of Raw. It's one of my favorites. Back then, I would at least have 4 episodes of Raw and Intro on videotape. But Would not record the entire episode of both them just only stuff I prefer to record to save tape. But for sure I would record the Main events of both Raw and Nitro. That's what I love about those days.

  87. zaberfang
    3 muaj më parë

    Bradshaw has always been an ass with his opponents after all.

    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      3 muaj më parë

      Except when he met Bart Gunn in the Brawl for all :)

  88. Blakely Hall
    Blakely Hall
    3 muaj më parë

    @wrestlingbios or whoever. Quick question. What is the song/artist used in the intro? Kinda sounds like Phil from Pantera on box but I have been wrong before. Thanks in advance.

    1. Blakely Hall
      Blakely Hall
      Muaj më parë

      @Krendall2 thank you!!! I was way off but then again I don’t know that I would have ever guessed it was the same band that gave us the classic banger that is “turn me on mr.deadman”

    2. Krendall2
      Muaj më parë

  89. Evan Lorts
    Evan Lorts
    3 muaj më parë

    I get bummed when the episode ends cause I am reminded its going to take like 10 years to get to the final nitro

    1. Kaden Hadley
      Kaden Hadley
      3 muaj më parë

      Closer to 7 years, Nitro wasn't on for a full decade.

  90. The 80's Slasher Librarian
    The 80's Slasher Librarian
    3 muaj më parë

    FRIENDS? lol with friends like that who needs enemies or their own personal assassins for that matter

    1. Hoffanheim
      3 muaj më parë

      Yeah right?!?😅

  91. Jerome Doyle
    Jerome Doyle
    3 muaj më parë

    Those Mankind promos are so iconic. I tuned in every week for those throughout this era of the program.

  92. Ridzz__ og
    Ridzz__ og
    3 muaj më parë

    Thx again for this great series.

  93. Josh Adams
    Josh Adams
    3 muaj më parë

    Sucks the way things ended for Hakushi. A sharp heel turn could have set up matches with Shawn.

    1. Josh Adams
      Josh Adams
      3 muaj më parë

      @Robert Silvers Yes, I enjoyed that part of his run in WWE. The match at In Your House was a classic. Going back heel would have set up a potential short feud with Shawn. Could have been a great match.

    2. Robert Silvers
      Robert Silvers
      3 muaj më parë

      He started as a heel and feuded with Bret.

  94. themadrapper101
    3 muaj më parë

    Long story short... this guy Stone Cold was a walking train of momentum and was so f'n popular that by Spring 1998 more than half of the fans were watching WWF specifically to see just him.

  95. Chin Dub
    Chin Dub
    3 muaj më parë

    Another amazing video keep up the amazing work much love from south Carolina bro

  96. Mark Masters
    Mark Masters
    3 muaj më parë

    This was awesome, and so was raw

  97. th3garbageman
    3 muaj më parë

    I still can’t believe JBL was a thing.

  98. Makainternational
    3 muaj më parë

    I was 12 at this time and Bret Hart was my hero. I have watched wrestling since I was 7. I followed Bret’s singles career, and I was hoping somehow at WM12 that Bret would hold on to his title. I always liked Shawn Michaels and his wrestling ability, but Bret was my hero and I wasn't going to turn on him and join the Kliq. I feel that the WWE could have built this match up way better than they did. Even for a 12 year old kid, I knew that Shawn was going to win. The WWE made it too obvious. The WWE had a great chance here to really hype up both men since it was going to be the first WM main event since Hogan and warrior, where it would be babyface vs babyface. The WWE were pushing for Shawn too much, and I wish it really wasn't clear who was going to win. Pat Patterson did a great job though at putting this match together at WM12. It looked like Bret just might keep the title when he had Shawn in the Sharpshooter for the last 30 seconds of the Ironman Match. Bret and Shawn were like Hogan and Warrior......but they could actually wrestle and for 60 minutes. Even today in 2020, I think that Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels are the best two wrestlers and athletes to grace a wrestling ring. Bret Hart’s Calgary hard-hitting style and technical wrestling vs. Shawn Michaels’ Mexican high flying wrestling was brilliant to watch. Both were fantastic athletes.

    1. Jeff jam
      Jeff jam
      3 muaj më parë

      Wow word for word agree and was 12 also or turned 12 I'm same age as mania same end of March time too 2 greatest ever, I put Undertaker in there too, I remember taping this episode

    2. only1Icon
      3 muaj më parë

      @Charles Lizana fair play mate, the match is a real credit to both men's athleticism, stamina and talent. Don't think many others could have pulled it off really. Its amazing when you're younger how much of an effect it had on you and (for me at least) stays with you even now. Just a shame that today's product is not even close to how great it was back then.

    3. Charles Lizana
      Charles Lizana
      3 muaj më parë

      I was 10 and a huge HBK fan. I wanted him to win so badly lol. I think WM12 was the first PPV I talked my parents into ordering so I could watch it live, and not on tape later. I was jumping around the living room for the whole hour of that match and went nuts when he pulled it off in overtime. I still think one of the all time classic matches, but seeing it live as a 10 yo definitely creates a bias.

    4. only1Icon
      3 muaj më parë

      Completely agree on everything you say. They did make it way too obvious and while I didn't mind HBK at the time, Bret just always had a great realism about his craft.

  99. jerry janik
    jerry janik
    3 muaj më parë

    Sheamus's is Ed Leslie of this generation Sean was having sunny days

    1. jerry janik
      jerry janik
      3 muaj më parë

      @Danta Triple H and Shawn Michaels anyone and Bono yes Sheamus way better than EdLeslie but my point is that the reason why they they both basically politic their way to Major pushes in professional wrestling

    2. Danta
      3 muaj më parë

      If Sheamus is our Ed Leslie I think we're doing great as a generation compared to the last ours can actually work a match and didn't get most of his paydays thanks to knowing more popular names

    3. Aba Jindar
      Aba Jindar
      3 muaj më parë

      except Sheamus is way better than Leslie could ever hope to be

  100. Martin McGrath
    Martin McGrath
    3 muaj më parë

    Are you lfc fan from Belfast by any chance?