Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War": Episode 21 - Feb 5th 1996

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The TV ratings battle between WWF Raw and WCW Nitro continues! Reliving The War takes a look at each episode of WWF Raw and WCW Nitro that occurred during the fabled "Monday Night Wars" era of professional wrestling.
The date is 5.12.1996, we are one week away from WCW Superbrawl VI and two weeks away from the WWF's In Your House 6 pay per view. WCW are promoting Ric Flair vs Randy Savage inside a steel cage while the WWF have a steel cage match of their own coming up, "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel vs Bret Hart. Both the WWF and WCW present some big names in the run-up to their respective pay per views on this week's episodes of Raw and Nitro, including Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, Randy Savage and Bret Hart.
00:00 - A WCW Title Match kicks of WCW Nitro
04:23 - The Two Dudes with Attitudes in action
07:49 - Hakushi vs The 1-2-3 Kid & a Hogan Promo
11:19 - Vader's suspension
12:34 - The Dungeon of Doom vs The Horsemen
14:51 - The Undertaker vs Bret Hart on Raw
17:47 - The Nature Boy vs The American Male
20:09 - Raw and Nitro's final segments
25:03 - Final scores & Next week's show
#WCWNitro #WWE #Wrestling


  1. Suman Chamaria
    Suman Chamaria
    9 ditë më parë

    Man the way chair shots were used in WCW. It looked so phony.

  2. JLvatron
    10 ditë më parë

    Nice Ernest laugh by Diesel at 7:03 !!!

  3. TDTv216
    14 ditë më parë

    Kevin Sullivan is 🗑

  4. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    20 ditë më parë

    "Flexy Lexy" lol

  5. Dee Gravelrama
    Dee Gravelrama
    26 ditë më parë

    Awesome as always! I would give Nitro the first point though giving them the win 3-2 overall, but it was close. You should update the (Neilson?) ratings total at the end of each episode also. Like, since Nitro won that this week, what is the total score of who is winning the actual ratings war as it progresses.

  6. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    26 ditë më parë

    These BRET/TAKER matches are OFTEN Overlooked in how important they were in evolving TAKERS in Ring style. For 5 plus yrs TAKER was programmed w/some HORRIBLE opponents gimmick wise & in match quality. But this program w BRET HART allowed TAKER for the first time to show the fans & the industry that he wasn't just a gimmick. He could tell stories in the ring. Later in the year MANKIND will debut and the TAKER will continue to evolve. A skill HE was the BEST EVER at. BRET/TAKER would get more chances to Tell BETTER Stories..

  7. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    29 ditë më parë

    I missed a bunch of these because ALfirst terminated my channel... on which I had never even posted a video... for content violations(nothing could be further from the truth). They literally banned me from ALfirst for life. Luckily, I'm either smarter than them, or they are incredibly stupid... because I'm back. My point is, one of the FIRST things I did when I got back was subscribe to Wrestling Bios again. Glad to be back!

  8. Delano arts
    Delano arts
    Muaj më parë

    Well I have learned woman is Chris Ben real life wife she is the one he murdered years after this of course just thought it was intriguing

  9. sappyfoot
    Muaj më parë

    almost every week is a wcw heavyweight championship match

  10. 138th
    Muaj më parë

    While watching the intro to the Macho Man, Benoit match it can to me that all 4 of them are dead. It’s kind of sad looking back at old wrestling. Love the series though, just started watching recently

  11. Rogue Prince
    Rogue Prince
    Muaj më parë

    Everytime I see Hogan swing a chair it reminds me a 4 year old playing T ball.

  12. Adam MessesStuffUp
    Adam MessesStuffUp
    2 muaj më parë

    Guess who comes in for the save: Craig Pittman obviously

  13. gfpbaneable
    2 muaj më parë

    Hogan even no selled swinging a chair. 😂

  14. Big Stinger
    Big Stinger
    2 muaj më parë

    Lakeland florida my hometown

  15. Kumar Jean
    Kumar Jean
    2 muaj më parë

    Why is Hogan so terrible with the chair? Lol

  16. JaredMithrandir
    3 muaj më parë

    I find it amusing how Vince expected his audience to even get all that Corporate Politics stuff in the Billionaire Ted skits.

  17. Jason Kinzer
    Jason Kinzer
    3 muaj më parë

    Man this series is great.Everyone involved thank you for doing this.

  18. Steven
    3 muaj më parë

    I just can't get over how pathetic Hogan's chair shots are. How is any viewer supposed to believe they hurt?

  19. Elite Snowman king
    Elite Snowman king
    3 muaj më parë

    WWE didn't start winning the Monday night wars in (terms of ppv quality) until 1998.

  20. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    3 muaj më parë

    this was hype!!!

  21. Day Late Gamer With Will
    Day Late Gamer With Will
    3 muaj më parë

    Whats the back-story on Woman's name? Whys she called Woman? Like, is it cuz she got boobs or something? Im an old WWF fan, but With a name like Woman, I assume there's a story arc reason

  22. Kiki Home
    Kiki Home
    3 muaj më parë

    This series is amazing!!!!

  23. Rob
    3 muaj më parë

    There were a few occasions where I went out of my way to check Nitro out to see my favourite Randy Savage, but would see Hogan BS so would stick with WWF and made little effort with WCW after that. I wouldn't have known the politics of Hogan at the time, but I could tell that what he was doing didn't make sense and was unfair to his friends. I remember the Savage promo on Hogan embarrassing himself and hogging the limelight and rang true for me, even as a younger fan. I remember the few WCW VHS tapes I watched must've been around 92 because I remember Vader, Sting and Rick Rude. I can only imagine what it must've been like as a longtime WCW fan in 1995 when Hulkamania was runnin' wild.

  24. Jeremy Bird
    Jeremy Bird
    3 muaj më parë

    Ill never condone what chris benoit did...but before...before when he was an underrated star in wcw and a cornerstone of the horsemen....and while in wwe where he was underrated for a while...yeah he got a couple wwe title shots shortly after jumping but did anyone expect a guy who 8 months prior was in wcw...was gonna defeat the rock for the wwe title??? I knew even then benoit wouldnt win....yeah he got his dues in with the intercontinental title and some tag titles...especially the time he teamed with kurt angle...i liked when benoit and rhino were a team but dont believe they won any titles together....through all this in monday night wars sting was and still is my fav star of all time....but in this period all way up to what he did....benoit was my 2nd fav...he got pushed back to 3rd once i saw aj styles...but i always enjoyed his matches and feel his career shouldnt be judged by what happened...again not condoning it...it was horrific...but i mean that video clip of benoit v macho man earlier in this vid right here that shows benoit missing savage in an outside dive and landed right on his head....and that was concrete folks!!!! Just saying man shoulda never used his head as a weapon so often....i mean flying head butt was 1 of his finishers along with the crossface

    1. Jeremy Bird
      Jeremy Bird
      3 muaj më parë

      Im just saying...i truly believe the man had some sever mental issues prolly for least the last 5 years he was alive or longer...then eddie guerrero dying couldnt helped....personally benoits tribute to eddie on the next raw dedicated to eddie...i mean the man broke completely down...also...how could wwe...with how much they "micromanage"....how could they not have seen some warnings???also....why would wcw or wwe...any promotion allow a star to use their head for a finisher....somethin they will do in like every match they r in....im sayin its horrific and he cannot be upheld...but i do not believe the man was well...ya get knocked in the head enough and u aint gonna be well....ive seen it before....not in wrestlin....also i feel that wwe coulda been a bit more diligent....and wcw...ecw...all the promotions who allowed it to be done....ya dont see a diving head butt like ya used to do ya now??? Again im not defending the man i can never do that...i will defend his work...and i will say he was 1 of the greatest in the ring....not real good on the mic and more than made up for it in his in ring skills...thats all...and it's all simply my opinion!!!!

  25. Mike Hopkins
    Mike Hopkins
    3 muaj më parë

    I love this series...I'm seeing little gems of matches I've never seen before I'm so glad you kept going each week and not skip to the 'important' episodes, 👍

  26. Johnathan Barnes
    Johnathan Barnes
    3 muaj më parë

    Interesting note; that Lex Luger/Sting vs. Road Warriors tag match was in the very first "Best of Nitro" DVD set back in 2011, and for some reason, they had it billed from Evansville, Indiana. In actuality, it was from Lakeland, Florida. I was curious about it due to the row of hockey players on the hard camera who wore Prowlers jerseys, and after some research, they were from the Lakeland Prowlers from the Southern Hockey League, a league that only existed for one season from 1995 to 1996. It wasn't the first time WWE was sloppy about where a match took place, but it certain won't be the last.

  27. Dreadkalibur
    3 muaj më parë

    Takers face mask is gone during this EP why wasn't that mentioned. Lol

  28. Joseph Gregor
    Joseph Gregor
    3 muaj më parë

    lets go rawwww

  29. Steven Donihoo
    Steven Donihoo
    4 muaj më parë

    Wish you could put the vidz out faster.. I get why you put them out the way you do but at this rate its gonna take a very long time and some ppl might lose interest. Besides that i love ALL yalls vidz and channels one of the best on youtube for sure i like every vid i watch. Keep up the good work. THE WAR IS ABOUT TO REALLY TAKE OFF!!!

  30. Kirk Hysell
    Kirk Hysell
    4 muaj më parë

    The other woman I believe was actually Benoits wife nancy

  31. AMP3083
    4 muaj më parë

    The beginning of this video - Savage, Benoit, Woman, Elizabeth, Yokozuna, Bulldog... RIP.

  32. Tommy Hillard
    Tommy Hillard
    4 muaj më parë

    Eerie seeing Benoit.. Let alone Benoit and Woman.. Benoit punished the hell out of himself sometimes.. That missed dive.. Sheesh..

  33. Paul Cowlishaw
    Paul Cowlishaw
    4 muaj më parë

    Is this the latest video from wrestling bios

  34. heyyoo
    4 muaj më parë

    Kevin sullivan looks like me after eating McDonald's putting on my hulk hogan halloween costume , with all due respect

  35. heyyoo
    4 muaj më parë

    Wow 123 kid and x pac look similar,

  36. SkyWalker Texas Ranger
    SkyWalker Texas Ranger
    4 muaj më parë

    These Japanese wrestlers were heavily underrated in pro wrestling.

  37. Lester Laoagan
    Lester Laoagan
    4 muaj më parë

    There are two reasons for showing this. It's okay if the video is for the porpuse of pro-wrestling history but if the porpuse is just to remenisce then I think we should move on. WCW Nitro is dead!

  38. Matthew Adkins
    Matthew Adkins
    4 muaj më parë

    I would get so mad at the Westminster Dog Show as a kid!

  39. Max Møller
    Max Møller
    4 muaj më parë

    Would have been interested to hear how the audience reacted to the Horsemen vs Dungeon of Doom heel-heel match and seemingly shoot incident.

  40. Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    4 muaj më parë

    Very good episodes of Nitro and RAW

  41. Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    Aaron T. Aka Biggs
    4 muaj më parë

    I find it ironic that in 1996 Vince was going at Ted Turner's throat for counter programming when in 2019/2020 Vince is doing the same damn thing to AEW Dynamite on Wednesday's. Double standards are a muthaf#&D*

  42. Ahmad Joyner
    Ahmad Joyner
    4 muaj më parë

    This caught my attention. I used to watch Nitro. "Sulivan and Pilman beat the sh!t out of each other." I dont remember that match, but I do remember Arn getting hit with that broom, and Mr Wonderful bragging about doing it while wearing a neck brace. Very nolstalgic.

  43. Ken_ RisingJaguar96
    Ken_ RisingJaguar96
    4 muaj më parë

    I need the full version of that mashup from the video intro

  44. Pothead Ninja
    Pothead Ninja
    4 muaj më parë

    I love that intro song.

  45. Greg Matic
    Greg Matic
    4 muaj më parë

    They really didn't give Savage alot of respect as champion. He kept opening these shows with title defenses and ending with Hogan but nobody liked Hogan.

  46. Andre Plasencia
    Andre Plasencia
    4 muaj më parë


  47. Tim Donovan
    Tim Donovan
    4 muaj më parë

    Sounds to me like Savage as the champion was gracious enough to put Benoit over. In an industry that is so selfish The Macho Man was very unselfish at times. Unlike Hulk Hogan.

  48. Jarrod Hen
    Jarrod Hen
    4 muaj më parë

    Another great presentation here. I'm really glad u don't make a huge deal or of the ratings. I actually believe with how short the shows are at this point that the ratings reflect more how good the previous show was and making people toon in to see what happens instead of actaully how good the current show is. I know it becomes a huge thing but really even the show that loses still starts getting higher and higher ratings so even though they may lose they are still progressing. Anyway another great video 🤠👍 keep up the good work.

  49. E G
    E G
    4 muaj më parë

    Wwf coming off as crybabies with the ted skits

  50. What The
    What The
    4 muaj më parë

    Hakushi was good even though he had a short run he had a good high flying style.

  51. CX Grosskreutz
    CX Grosskreutz
    4 muaj më parë

    Could you please stop calling Lex Luger "Flexi Lexi"? It sounds like a Stripper Name XD

  52. sonny MonK
    sonny MonK
    4 muaj më parë


  53. Mickayish T
    Mickayish T
    4 muaj më parë

    Taskmaster?! bland wrestler...

  54. Mickayish T
    Mickayish T
    4 muaj më parë

    whats up with hogans chair shots?he gently caresses people with it

  55. Movies and Wrestling
    Movies and Wrestling
    4 muaj më parë

    RIP some wrestlers in this video and Monsoon Classic You Tube channel. I also noticed some other wrestling related You Tube channels got deleted.

  56. Aluchard The unlucky Vampire
    Aluchard The unlucky Vampire
    4 muaj më parë

    I’m pretty sure “woman” is Benoits future wife (rip)

  57. Louis Wales
    Louis Wales
    4 muaj më parë

    Kevin Sullivan always looked like a dollar store Hulk Hogan action figure when he had the yellow tights and bleach blonde sunroof.

  58. mike cooke
    mike cooke
    4 muaj më parë

    honesty did anyone like anything Kevin Sullivan did???

  59. The MooreMan1225
    The MooreMan1225
    4 muaj më parë

    “i respect you......BOOKERMAN!!” i love Brian Pillman

  60. G Link
    G Link
    4 muaj më parë

    Finally my recommendation section came through Awesome video

  61. MaxPower!
    4 muaj më parë

    The moment you remember that WCW Magazine commercial and you feel old.

  62. Steve A
    Steve A
    4 muaj më parë

    There is such a thing as overselling. Ric Flair is getting a shot at the title at the next Pay Per View. But he comes out looking like a chump in a match with an undercarder. Buff should have gotten his ass handed to him.

  63. Steve A
    Steve A
    4 muaj më parë

    Diesel and Shawn Michaels antics are so lame in Raw's 1st segment. I'd much rather see them as heels, this way we wouldn't be subjected to their stupid childlike behavior.

  64. Jose van der Linde
    Jose van der Linde
    4 muaj më parë

    Spoiler alert: Raw will win the WarS. WWE will even purchase WCW.

  65. Jose van der Linde
    Jose van der Linde
    4 muaj më parë

    Love the Huckster

  66. toptenguy1
    4 muaj më parë

    When I was a kid, this was the biggest RAW EVER in my mind. In the era of jobber squashes with the occasional 1 or 2 big matches... There were 3 HUGE PPV quality matches in 1 hour.

  67. Wulver
    4 muaj më parë

    Lakeland Prowlers!! Man I miss watching the local Hockey team. Wish I could have gone to this episode of Nitro, I think I watched but wasn't hooked until the Outsiders showed up.

  68. T-Bag
    4 muaj më parë

    Kid Vs Hakushi could of gone for a while. A great fued and matches.

  69. taerfu
    4 muaj më parë

    Great video as always. Even with the added controversy I can't imagine watching the billionaire ted skit when I could switch over and watch a match.

  70. TheNoirAlien
    4 muaj më parë

    Dude, you're putting so much into context. As a kid I didn't have clue about most of the stories

  71. Sabu8000
    4 muaj më parë

    Damn, Hugh Morris was huge here.

  72. rickisgrate
    4 muaj më parë

    All 4 people, savage, woman, benoit and Elizabeth in the opening match on nitro, are no longer with us. That's a harrowing thought

  73. devogaliano
    4 muaj më parë


  74. Eric Johnson
    Eric Johnson
    4 muaj më parë

    Love watching this best way to wake up

  75. Thorne Craft
    Thorne Craft
    4 muaj më parë

    Just wanted to drop a line that these are great (along with the rest of your content.) I haven’t been a wrestling fan for years and don’t watch current wrestling but am always itching in anticipation for these. Just wanted to say Thank You and keep it up!

  76. Master Roshi
    Master Roshi
    4 muaj më parë

    When I hear, the hulkster has a few things to say, I instantly start laughing at this point.

  77. Tony Izzo
    Tony Izzo
    4 muaj më parë

    I feel like you lean WWF during these. Wcw definitely had a better show in the beginning. Obviously after the nwo got stale and stone cold took off things changed for good but wcw owned WWF from 95 to 97

    1. Tony Izzo
      Tony Izzo
      4 muaj më parë

      Nitro was definitely better

    2. Tony Izzo
      Tony Izzo
      4 muaj më parë

      Keep up the great work. You're better than WWE. I look forward to seeing your content as soon as you release it

    3. Tony Izzo
      Tony Izzo
      4 muaj më parë

      @Wrestling Bios no offense. I love these bios but wcw should have a couple more wins heads up and all the ties. WWF isn't going to lose one week after 97

    4. Wrestling Bios
      Wrestling Bios
      4 muaj më parë

      Even though WCW is leading in the scores? ok.

  78. TheNASCARJeff
    4 muaj më parë

    For his size, Yokozuna moved around the ring at a very quick pace...

    4 muaj më parë

    Old memories

  80. Lewis T
    Lewis T
    4 muaj më parë

    Favourite series on youtube!

  81. DasKame
    4 muaj më parë

    Every Time-Traveler from the Future: "God, when is NWO-Time?"

  82. Raphael Morrata
    Raphael Morrata
    4 muaj më parë

    Hakushi was good. Imagine him vs Rey Mysterio

  83. Atroz7
    4 muaj më parë

    This series makes me appreciate wrestlers that were just a tad before my time. Its a shame we couldn't see more Pillman especially during the Attitude era.

  84. SZEAG
    4 muaj më parë

    Vince being salty aged well... Why again did NXT get a tv deal? Personal vendetta? lmao

  85. Amadeus XLO
    Amadeus XLO
    4 muaj më parë

    Forget being on time, go with the 50 minute video for next week.

  86. Rune Kit
    Rune Kit
    4 muaj më parë

    Crazy to think the ratings these two shows got compared to now days, makes u wonder why WCW couldn't survive. Even at their worse still higher ratings then AEW

  87. Zachary Sharp
    Zachary Sharp
    4 muaj më parë

    Rough seeing Benoit hit his head like that knowing what we know now. Seeing Woman out there too. Rough.

  88. Craig Harris
    Craig Harris
    4 muaj më parë

    I look forward to these videos every week. Great work!

  89. Michael Wood
    Michael Wood
    4 muaj më parë

    The "kid couldn't be arsed to do his homework" really made me laugh 😂

  90. torrie marvel
    torrie marvel
    4 muaj më parë

    please compare next weeks wcw against the dog show

  91. R VM
    R VM
    4 muaj më parë

    You somehow always manage to drop these vids on my days off. I feel like you are an angel sent from God to me....to all of us 😂 Thank you!

  92. Brandon Perkins
    Brandon Perkins
    4 muaj më parë

    Just gets better and better and better. This is some awesome stuff and I do love the billionaire Ted skits.Oh my God WWF really is kicking WCW's ass

  93. Mike McCoy
    Mike McCoy
    4 muaj më parë

    Imagine if they let savage and Benoit do a good match

  94. mattyhasselhoff
    4 muaj më parë

    You're playing that "Union Underground" mixed with WCW Monday Nitro, (I) love it!

  95. Jonathan Dimmick
    Jonathan Dimmick
    4 muaj më parë

    Yo Mr Commentator man you can't refer to Undertaker's move as the old school it was still just school not quite new and far from old back then

  96. Guillermo Villarreal
    Guillermo Villarreal
    4 muaj më parë

    Keep going its great

  97. Rayza Ramon
    Rayza Ramon
    4 muaj më parë

    Do what you can, man. We ain't goin' nowhere.

  98. Mark Lloyd
    Mark Lloyd
    4 muaj më parë

    It says a lot about wrestling these days that I'm actually more excited for this every week than the current product we get now

  99. Jonathan Saenz
    Jonathan Saenz
    4 muaj më parë

    I love the series, subscribing, I feel like i did already, but def going to!

  100. Ascending Demon
    Ascending Demon
    4 muaj më parë

    always hated those dog shows lol