Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War": Episode 27 - April 1st 1996

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The Raw after WrestleMania usually has a few surprises and 1996 was no exception. With WrestleMania XII all wrapped up, the WWF went into San Barnardino for Monday Night Raw and not only did we get the in-ring debut of Marc Mero (WCW's Johnny B. Badd), but Mankind also worked his very first TV match on this show. Mick Foley's Mankind character would become a huge part of the Monday Night War, and right from the get-go, Mankind made an impact.
Over on the WCW side, Eric Bischoff and company were getting ready for a rough month. Not only were there no PPVs scheduled for April 1996, but Nitro was getting ready for another pre-empted week on the 8th of April. 2 pre-empted shows in the space of a month meant storyline progession would slow down and the creative team would need to focus on building a PPV which was over 1 month away. Slamboree 1996 would also feature the "Lethal Lottery" tag matches that didn't do much in terms of storylines, so things are looking a bit shaky on Nitro over the next few weeks.
This video looks at the Monday Night ratings battle between WCW and the WWF on 4.1.96. Superstars who appeared on Raw and Nitro this week include the new WWF Champion Shawn Michaels, WCW Champion Ric Flair, The Road Warriors, The Undertaker, Sting, The Bodydonnas and many more.
00:00 - WrestleMania XII results
05:00 - Sting vs The Giant
07:07 - The WWF debut of Mankind
08:47 - Marc Mero's debut and the WCW Triangle Tag match
13:49 - WWF and WCW put on Tag Team matches
17:51 - Hogan, Bootyman & Shawn Michaels Promos
20:37 - The Main Events
- Loads more!
#WWE #WCWNitro #Wrestling

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  1. The great Adonis
    The great Adonis
    24 ditë më parë

    Booty man is a dark horse for nitro MVP his segments never fail to make me laugh 😆

  2. Tiger
    Tiger
    25 ditë më parë

    Oj vs piper so OJ would be the babyface. Just more proof wrestling is the greatest form of entertainment try and tell me different

  3. Shawn richard
    Shawn richard
    27 ditë më parë

    One more comment n I'll shut up, why did luger always get main event status he was never good they have always had better lads in the locker room better then him

    1. Tiger
      Tiger
      25 ditë më parë

      Luger had the main event look back then when bodies mattered and he was over. And he was stings friend

  4. Shawn richard
    Shawn richard
    27 ditë më parë

    Booty man I heard is making a comeback to pull wwe lame shows out of the hole 🕳️🕳️ What an ass 🕳️

  5. Shawn richard
    Shawn richard
    27 ditë më parë

    Warrior is straight garbage

  6. Shawn richard
    Shawn richard
    27 ditë më parë

    Rewatching 90's ecw wcw wwf is so much better then what wwe has to offer

  7. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    Muaj më parë

    WWF was building to possible match of the year in 1996 HBK/DIESEL while WCW was having the SAGA of the BOOTY on NITRO...

  8. sappyfoot
    sappyfoot
    Muaj më parë

    diesel loses at wrestlemania but the following night is given the world title shot at the next ppv 🤔

  9. sappyfoot
    sappyfoot
    Muaj më parë

    asshole man 😂😂😂

  10. Jeff Brister
    Jeff Brister
    Muaj më parë

    Just found this channel. It's amazing!

  11. Joe Christopher
    Joe Christopher
    Muaj më parë

    While I do think Mankind was one of the pillars of the WWF Attitude era, originally I hated it. Cactus Jack was outstanding and I didn't understand why WWF didn't want to use him as Cactus Jack. But ultimately Mick Foley overcame the stupidity and made the character special.

  12. Roy Martin
    Roy Martin
    Muaj më parë

    It took a few weeks to get used to Mankind but there's no denying he made a sudden impact due to McMahon selling his new gimmick. He would become an integral piece to The Attitude Era.

  13. Speed Cola
    Speed Cola
    Muaj më parë

    Did wcw just....not have mid carders in 96? It seems like every Nitro episode from then features some combination of the same 8 people

  14. Joe
    Joe
    Muaj më parë

    Asshole man...Lmfaooo

  15. Scarecrow
    Scarecrow
    2 muaj më parë

    The casual sliding in “Asshole Man” had me rolling.

  16. Black Bear
    Black Bear
    2 muaj më parë

    OJ vs Piper first blood match OMG that would've been epic.

  17. Thomas Gebhardt
    Thomas Gebhardt
    2 muaj më parë

    Asshole man....I LOVE IT.

  18. Bobbywoodhogan
    Bobbywoodhogan
    2 muaj më parë

    Love Bret my favourite wrestler ever and Shawn in the ring is one of the GOATS but that Iron Man match sucked, it was mega boring

    1. money345 atherley
      money345 atherley
      2 muaj më parë

      Lot of rest holds for the most part but still a legendary match

  19. Games Until Dawn
    Games Until Dawn
    2 muaj më parë

    Lmfao, the ref kicks Flair's arm off the rope. WCW decision making. ;p

  20. Erik Bailey
    Erik Bailey
    2 muaj më parë

    Every week I keep refreshing my ALfirst feed in anticipation of the next Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War" episode.

  21. Lee Young
    Lee Young
    2 muaj më parë

    Wasn't Sable sleeping with Vince are is that just a rumor.

  22. Lee Young
    Lee Young
    2 muaj më parë

    Wasn't Sable sleeping with Vince are is that just a rumor.

  23. Daniel Tarczynski
    Daniel Tarczynski
    2 muaj më parë

    OJ Simpson vs. Piper would have been insane

  24. Polish Padawan
    Polish Padawan
    2 muaj më parë

    "Double A and Asshole Man start things off" lmao

  25. Bill Freeman
    Bill Freeman
    2 muaj më parë

    Can you do a WWE NXT VS AEW DYNAMITE?

  26. Ken Hernandez
    Ken Hernandez
    2 muaj më parë

    I watched both but mainly Nitro.

  27. DJG's Random Ish
    DJG's Random Ish
    2 muaj më parë

    23:42 Pretty sure Flair did that pose to troll HBK.

  28. Eddie Torres
    Eddie Torres
    2 muaj më parë

    i like how you pointed out that fans sign, hilarious signs need to be pointed out like that. I was a cactus fan and I actually loved mankinds wwe gimmick freaked me out as a kid he was a believable character

  29. Kenny Wright
    Kenny Wright
    2 muaj më parë

    So many future Attitude era wrestlers mentioned.

  30. Swine-Flew
    Swine-Flew
    2 muaj më parë

    Poor Kimberly, she must’ve been so cold.

  31. Jericho Roberts
    Jericho Roberts
    2 muaj më parë

    Where is episode 27!!?

  32. Zephyrbal
    Zephyrbal
    2 muaj më parë

    I saw the Mankind debut as it aired as a kid, and I was instantly hooked by the character. I had no knowledge of Foley from elsewhere at the time, so this was my first exposure to him and when he started fueding with Undertaker (my favorite at the time, and at most other times) I was super invested right away because of his debut matches/segments

  33. Jalen Clermont
    Jalen Clermont
    2 muaj më parë

    You’re commentary on the bootyman kills me every time lol, great videos keep up the good work

  34. Barry Fields
    Barry Fields
    2 muaj më parë

    Ric tried so many times to put that looser over. My god Ric Flair couldn’t even make that looser look good.

  35. IDoSellSorry
    IDoSellSorry
    2 muaj më parë

    Flair doesn’t change nameplate because he wants to tease the Macho man they don’t let you know that’s the reason for awhile longer

  36. Drumtech
    Drumtech
    2 muaj më parë

    WOW! Where can I get that Remix of the intro songs you used for your video's intro?! Its Awesome!

  37. Mr. Beef
    Mr. Beef
    2 muaj më parë

    Sunny is my girl

  38. Eddie Rodriguez
    Eddie Rodriguez
    2 muaj më parë

    R.i.p. owen bless the Hart family

  39. Al Gomez
    Al Gomez
    2 muaj më parë

    After watching these videos week after week. It is apparent this guy is bias to WWE.

  40. Jason Beard
    Jason Beard
    2 muaj më parë

    Surprise Kane & JBL cameos don't get mentioned? K.

  41. Jason Beard
    Jason Beard
    2 muaj më parë

    Mankind was dope, but if you were a real wrestling fan, you immediately knew it was Cactus. I preferred Cactus, but didn't dislike Mankind. Dude Love was trash, though.

  42. Eric 496
    Eric 496
    2 muaj më parë

    I cannot wait til we get to the arrival of the NWO, Red and yellow Hogan in early 96 is just really difficult to go through

  43. Chris Murray
    Chris Murray
    2 muaj më parë

    Thank you! And keep up the amazing work! I look forward to your videos dropping every week!

  44. Rafael Crabs
    Rafael Crabs
    2 muaj më parë

    14:07 "Double A and Arsehole Man." I usually struggle to sleep so I watch a bit of youtube in bed before nodding off. I find stuff funny and entertaining but I very rarely audibly laugh at stuff but "arsehole man" got a loud chuckle from me which probably woke up my flatmates. Since you cover this stuff in such an informative and fair way when you throw shade it makes for a good punchline.

  45. hammerhead1
    hammerhead1
    2 muaj më parë

    Just want to say thank you for all the effort you put in to these videos, it's truly incredible! I loved wrestling as kid and missed out on the mid 90s until I started watching it again in 2000, so having this is class.

  46. Joseph cain
    Joseph cain
    2 muaj më parë

    That was the best raw open ever. They refuse too see the change in me, why don't they give up!!

  47. Rocco Viola
    Rocco Viola
    2 muaj më parë

    Were getting close the the NWO !!!!!!

  48. Colton Harding
    Colton Harding
    2 muaj më parë

    Oh yeah about Mankind, i wasnt really a big fan of that gimmic when i was a kid, i always loved Cactus Jack cause he was just a straight badass to me when i was growing up so i was pretty sad when i realized Jack left WCW and turned into Mankind in WWF but i didn't know much about anything behind the scenes as a kid obviously lol. I was just always confused as to why Mick Foley kept changing gimmicks throughout his career. Pro Wrestling and everything about it was so real to me in every way when i was young. I miss those days lol. I guess we all get older and have to smarten up on the business eventually tho! Good times tho id say, good times 😁😊😂🤘🤘🤘🇺🇸 I miss the old eras of wrestling! Late 80's to early 2000's pro wrestling was the next year's to me but i grew up through those years so i hold sentiment towards all of those years, I'm sure we all do! Long live pro wrestling!!! 😎

  49. Sho Scene
    Sho Scene
    2 muaj më parë

    Where is the NWWO :(

  50. Stewart Mcrae
    Stewart Mcrae
    2 muaj më parë

    Would have given the Marc Mero match the point

  51. Colton Harding
    Colton Harding
    2 muaj më parë

    Not gonna lie, i truly do love this channel and this series of the Monday night wars but i also love Brian Zane's Classic PPV reviews!!! I can't decide which is my number one!!! You guys both cover such amazing pro wrestling content. I give a point to both of you so this makes it a tie in the Neilsen tv ratings for this week 😂😂😂 I will say Wrestling Bios has the advantage tho because you have an episode out every week! I think Zane only does his PPV reviews once a month or every couple weeks or whatever. But props to you both! You are both my two ABSOLUTE FAVORITE channels on ALfirst, seriously!! Mad respect yo! 🤘🤘🤘

  52. Stuart Ritchie
    Stuart Ritchie
    2 muaj më parë

    Man Taker use to take so many of those knees first bumps into the steps

  53. Vik Sandhu
    Vik Sandhu
    2 muaj më parë

    Two blonde bombshells in the thumbnail

  54. dan frey
    dan frey
    2 muaj më parë

    I think you run down Hogan way too much. Ill keep tuning in every week though

  55. Iron man
    Iron man
    2 muaj më parë

    I'm still awaiting an official ruling of that sting match too. I've contacted the wwe to pull those records. I'm still salty about it.

  56. Robert Cliff Jr
    Robert Cliff Jr
    2 muaj më parë

    I hope you read this, Wrestling Bios sir, for I am the mark the companies cater to. For instance, Mankind's debut. I watched WCW and knew who Cactus Jack was. But because he was off TV (for I wasn't able to receive ECW at the time) and because he wore a mask, I didn't know that Mankind was Cactus Jack. So to me, Mankind was some kind of deranged man whose crazy was a counter to Undertaker's sturdiness. I was the same for other wrestlers. I had been watching WCW Saturday night for years, since '88. But I was 6, 7, 8... so I didn't pay attention that wrestlers could wrestle anywhere. I didn't know Goldust was Dustin Rhodes. Hell, I didn't even put the name together even years after I found out who he was. I was a fan of Jean Paul Levesque/Terra Rizing; but didn't even realize he became HHH. I was just a fan of wrestling and didn't care about behind the scenes, I just love the show. I want to say thank you for this Reliving the War series; I am flashing back to so much of my childhood. You are entertaining, informative, and thought provoking. Keep up the good work, I'm excited for when we get to the 83 weeks.

  57. Machete 87
    Machete 87
    2 muaj më parë

    A$$hole Man😂🤣😆😁

  58. bwkid1
    bwkid1
    2 muaj më parë

    I loved this when I was 12, I can't believe that grown men actually watch this!

  59. Gareth Fitzgerald
    Gareth Fitzgerald
    2 muaj më parë

    As a fan at the time, I thought poor old Mick was gonan be another "three months then fired" feud for the Undertaker (Kama, Kamala, Giant Gonazalez, Bundy etc), helped in no small way by an interview his friend Shane Douglas gave to Power Slam at the time.

  60. Tripp White
    Tripp White
    2 muaj më parë

    What are you going to with the raw after over the edge. With it being a raw is owen

    1. Robert Cliff Jr
      Robert Cliff Jr
      2 muaj më parë

      I feel that he should review both shows, but maybe not judge them. No points.

  61. Craig Heinrich
    Craig Heinrich
    2 muaj më parë

    I was 9 years old and not caring back then, but looking back... Damn was Sunny hot!

  62. BlueMark Entertainment
    BlueMark Entertainment
    2 muaj më parë

    There’s a lot of work in these videos. Thank you for bringing back memories of my favorite wrestling period!

  63. dr. snakes
    dr. snakes
    2 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios: "The Booty Man and Hulk Hogan..." Me: "OhGodNo!"

  64. Brandon Page
    Brandon Page
    2 muaj më parë

    Damn, Nitro is getting destroyed here, lol! This will probably continue up until the debut of the NWO.

  65. Steven Robinson
    Steven Robinson
    2 muaj më parë

    I love these!!! Keep them coming!! You should do a wwe smackdown vs wcw Thunder if possible

  66. Cocaroto
    Cocaroto
    2 muaj më parë

    14:08 wow someone must got a gear to grind with Ed lol. I kind of understand that during Hogans lowest point that Ed buried him but damn Asshole Man.

  67. Sean Abbins
    Sean Abbins
    2 muaj më parë

    I was one of those Cactus Jack fans that didn't initially like Mankind. Cactus was unique. He was crazy, but also kind of witty, a layered character that matched his ring style. His stints in WCW seemed to ebb and flow and I always wanted to see him get a more sustained push, perhaps even a title run. When I saw the Mankind character revealed, I though, "Oh no, not again." Because WWF often repackaged cool wrestlers with lame gimmicks in the early-mid nineties. Mankind was more one dimensional and seemed boring to me. I knew of Foley's talents and thought they were wasted on a character that I saw as a generic stock character. Later on, Mankind evolved into a more layered character and I became a fan of the character, but it took about a year. One criticism I would have of these reviews, I must say, is that you often rate based on the projection of what happens later, like when you gave a point to Raw for the debut of the lame Ringmaster. It would be better to put yourself in the shoes of somebody in 1996 watching this who doesn't know the future. Would you, as that fan, liked the Ringmaster? Or this early version of Mankind? Or are you projecting what you know to be the good stuff these guys do later on and giving them points at the earlier stage when it hadn't yet gelled?

  68. Adam Watson
    Adam Watson
    2 muaj më parë

    Sparky plug

  69. februarystars1976
    februarystars1976
    2 muaj më parë

    I guess you wont receive a Christmas card from the huckster , BROTHERRRRR!!!

  70. Eddie Alan
    Eddie Alan
    2 muaj më parë

    The name plate is addressed in a later Nitro, flair says he hasn't had it changed because he wanted to remind Randy Savage that he took it from him along with a lot more things.

  71. Emil Koch
    Emil Koch
    2 muaj më parë

    As usual, great job on the content brother!! Hard to believe this was months before the NWO debut. 1 year before WCW and WWF began beating out the NBA and the NFL in the ratings. Even though it took a little while for the NWO to really make WCW the #1 wrestling show it was still one of the best business decisions Eric Bischoff ever made. If it was his idea and he did indeed come up with the faction/storyline/gimmick/angel. If it wasn't Eric's idea whoever came up with it was a real smart man. I swear after that happened WCW really took off. I'm really looking forward to mid 1997-to mid 1999. Its real hard to believe WCW and the WWF at one time was beating the NFL, NBA, MLB, and the NHL in the TV ratings. It forced millions of non-wrestling fans (not my parents) around the world to check out professional wrestling to see what it was all about.

  72. Jeff Piper
    Jeff Piper
    2 muaj më parë

    I anxiously wait for these episodes every week!!!

  73. epicgb
    epicgb
    2 muaj më parë

    Its not hArowitz, its hOrowitz!!

  74. Don Hill
    Don Hill
    2 muaj më parë

    Sunny was so goddam hot.

  75. Tim Donovan
    Tim Donovan
    2 muaj më parë

    Spoiler Alert: My memory may be getting worse as I get older but I am pretty sure the Booty man turns on Hogan and becomes the Zodiac. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong but I am sure that's what happens..

  76. Atroz7
    Atroz7
    2 muaj më parë

    Alright we’re a couple episodes deep now on relieving the war. I recommend everyone catch up by watching the older videos but in case you need a recap where we are at, Raw: has been hit or miss with matches but has started debuting guys that would lead the company to wrestling renaissance. WCW: Hogan and the booty man have fought a combination of the Four Horseman and the dungeon of doom for 2 months in a row that end with screwy finishes. Sting has a bunch of great performances and there are a few promising guys like Eddie Guerrero we go weeks with out seeing. I sure hope they turn it around

  77. Stu Stewart
    Stu Stewart
    2 muaj më parë

    LOL I love hearing about how lame Hulk was, sad and comical, so happy he turned, Hulkamania was fizzled out and his turn help create my favorite version of Sting

  78. Kevin Capps
    Kevin Capps
    2 muaj më parë

    Double A and Asshole man 😆 🤣 😂

  79. Calvin Folan
    Calvin Folan
    2 muaj më parë

    I'm sorry, i know it's simple humor but when WB calls Brutus Beefcake "Asshole Man" it just cracks me up 🤣🤣

  80. Vinny Smoove
    Vinny Smoove
    2 muaj më parë

    That triangle tag would've been crazy in the early 90's.

  81. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    2 muaj më parë

    the Bret vs HBK match was good dispite no pinfalls in the hour iron man match. I enjoyed the match.............. my biggest complaint was the over time part I hated it and didn't feel it was needed. after all they made the match a hour and never said it would go into over time untill Monsoon came out. that just sucked period and to me ruined the match.

  82. Vinny Smoove
    Vinny Smoove
    2 muaj më parë

    That Iron Man match was everything back then. I was a huge Shawn Michaels fan.

  83. Vinny Smoove
    Vinny Smoove
    2 muaj më parë

    That Goldust and Rowdy match was kinda smart, having a match then having them drive away and take a break. Then continuing the match.

  84. 93avarice
    93avarice
    2 muaj më parë

    Nancy Benoit was beautiful

  85. Ambiguous Prey
    Ambiguous Prey
    2 muaj më parë

    Mick Foley wrestled in the WWF in 1987 as a jobber named Jack Foley or Nick Foley. The Mankind character marked his return to the company. This wasn't his debut.

  86. Paul Cowlishaw
    Paul Cowlishaw
    2 muaj më parë

    Mankind and Cactus Jack scared me as a kid. Great work by Mick Foley

  87. Ambiguous Prey
    Ambiguous Prey
    2 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios Mick Foley wrestled in WWF in 1987 as a jobber. This wasn't his debut.

  88. Ambiguous Prey
    Ambiguous Prey
    2 muaj më parë

    Ric Flair as Champ was entertaining

  89. Mike Oxmall
    Mike Oxmall
    2 muaj më parë

    The iron man match was like a great film with a terrible ending, bret goes to leave as its a draw, het gets told he has to restart the match, next thing 2 chin kicks and he is pinned

  90. TheQueenFan9
    TheQueenFan9
    2 muaj më parë

    "The asshole man" That's it, we need a collab between Wrestling Bios and OSW. The amount of Irish snark would break the universe.

  91. Rich Smith
    Rich Smith
    2 muaj më parë

    Notice all the boos and the fans doing the thumbs down when Hogan and Beefcake (Sorry "The Booty Man lol) were doing their promo after the match? You can see Kimberly Page looking quite uncomfortable with the reception they are getting lol.

  92. Mega Raichu
    Mega Raichu
    2 muaj më parë

    Mankind, WWF debut Shawn Michael's becomes WWF champion after wrestlemaina 12..oh 1996 is just starting to heat up in this series

  93. RichterTheEternal
    RichterTheEternal
    2 muaj më parë

    Even though Luger had Flair up in the Torture Rack, I highly doubted that Flair would have tapped out to it though. Nor, would he ever pass out from the pain either. Never, ever seen Flair tap out or pass out to any submission move (even his own mimicked on him) before and during this time period.

  94. Rich Smith
    Rich Smith
    2 muaj më parë

    Hey WrestlingBios i noticed the people holding anti WCW signs in this audience too. If you watch carefully you can see a female security guard telling them to put their signs away, and then at one point she gets so angry with them showing the signs after she has told them off that she just stands at the front row to make sure they dont do it again. This is around the time the USA Network told Vince to stop antagonising Ted Turner and WCW so it makes sense why they would do this after antagonising Bischoff for months with the "Billionaire Ted" skits.

  95. ChiGuy251
    ChiGuy251
    2 muaj më parë

    When Mick Foley made his debut as Mankind I remember being confused as to why couldn't he just be Cactus Jack but his feud with the Undertaker made me buy into the character. It really seemed like Mankind had Taker off his game especially in the early stages and him attacking him at the end of RAW set a tone for what was to come between those two.

  96. Blaber 90
    Blaber 90
    2 muaj më parë

    Can imagine hulk is still trying to play his creative control card in wcw...

  97. Blaber 90
    Blaber 90
    2 muaj më parë

    Hulk and friends was the worst

  98. C. Raymo
    C. Raymo
    2 muaj më parë

    Am I the only one who knows this series is so Awesome I hit the 👍before watching the show? Look forward to this every week! ✌

  99. Blaber 90
    Blaber 90
    2 muaj më parë

    Wcw ring mat. Nitro nitro nitro.

  100. King Kosher
    King Kosher
    2 muaj më parë

    My uncle loves these videos. Thanks for making an old man happy.