Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War": Episode 23 - Feb 26th 1996

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It's Raw vs Nitro! The date is 2.26.96, WWF Raw is on the USA Network while Nitro is airing live on TNT. It's time to once again relive another monday night ratings battle!
WCW Monday Nitro and WWF Monday Night Raw went head to head in a television ratings battle beginning in 1995. With Nitro being a live show and the WWF presenting taped matches on Raw, Eric Bischoff would sometimes give away the WWF results during the live Nitro broadcast. This is exactly what happens on this week's show, Eric gives away every match result before Raw even goes on the air.
We also get to see some big names in action this week including Sting, Hulk Hogan, Diesel, Yokozuna and Ric Flair. A historic promo also takes place on WWF Raw where Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels find out that their WrestleMania XII match will be a 60 minute Iron Man matchup.
00:00 - Jake Roberts in action
03:38 - Sting vs Big Bubba on Nitro
05:42 - Diesel vs Bob Holly
07:14 - Lex Luger agrees to match on Sting's behalf
08:25 - Shinobi on Raw
10:04 - The Renegade vs Lex Luger
12:15 - Harlem Heat vs The Road Warriors
14:16 - Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels learn about their WrestleMania XII match
17:54 - The Bootyman in the WCW main event
21:33 - Raw's final segments
- Much More!
#WWE #WCW #Wrestling


  1. Henrik Schmidt
    Henrik Schmidt
    4 ditë më parë

    Ed Lesley was bigger hanger on than Crush.

  2. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    13 ditë më parë

    and..... ... ... (sigh) The Bootyman

  3. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    25 ditë më parë

    I remember watching BRET/HBK Segment when it aired. YOU could feel that this program was SPECIAL Back then. That is was IMPORTANT. That is was SERIOUS. The Segment was great & PIPER being in there w/BRET & HBK putting them over just made it BIGGER. MakinG the WWF Championship the center story of the company made them the better company to me back then. WCW force feeding HOGAN & introducing BOOTY MAN Etc on Top at this time would ALWAYS turn me off from NITRO, despite the fact that the undercard had such an influx of World Class Talent..

  4. sappyfoot
    29 ditë më parë

    the nitro main event being all guys past their prime lol

  5. sappyfoot
    29 ditë më parë

    booker t = an easy point to nitro. maybe even two points or five!

  6. KnightIs Hench
    KnightIs Hench
    Muaj më parë

    Imagine if Luger actually liked wrestling, he could've been anything

  7. KnightIs Hench
    KnightIs Hench
    Muaj më parë

    God Kevin Nash was such a trash wrestler, I feel like it doesn't get enough recognition how boring he was. Cena cops it for having his moves of doom but all Nash does is punch, knee in the corner, clothesline and the worst power bomb in wrestling history

  8. mlwilliam213
    Muaj më parë

    I've never been the biggest Sting fan, but watching him alongside that chump Luger really shows the difference between a guy who looks like a wrestler and a f#@king pro. Side note: I laughed pretty hard at "security guards come out to talk grandma to sit the f#@k down."

  9. mattyb567567
    2 muaj më parë

    Bro these videos are awesome.Your work is appreciated.

  10. Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου
    Κωνσταντίνος Κωνσταντίνου
    2 muaj më parë

    That Mankind promos...Mick Foley's awesome job...

  11. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    2 muaj më parë

    at the time I thought a 60 minute match would be a good idea.. but after 60 minutes and no pinfalls I hated that Monsoon came to ringside and made a sudden death match first to make a pin would be champion........ I always thought it was a stupid idea. granted there was no pinfalls that happened but Bret should have been able to keep his title according to the rules of the match there was never any mention of extra time if there was no pinfalls weeks before the match you even see Bret question why.

  12. Budweiser Man 5.0
    Budweiser Man 5.0
    2 muaj më parë

    I guess goldust can't wait to play with roddy's bagpipes.

  13. MegaKurgen
    2 muaj më parë

    Dude, when you put promos over actual matches, your credibility goes out the window.

  14. Chris neo
    Chris neo
    2 muaj më parë

    I can’t believe everyone up to Vader is dead now. Hart bulldog yoko and Vader rip

  15. Anthony Amadeo
    Anthony Amadeo
    2 muaj më parë

    "I don't think this is a plant either." - wrestling bios keeping the kayfabe strong lol

  16. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    Hulkster and The Booty Man are ready for some serious hanging and banging brother!! 😂😂

  17. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    If the Road Warriors had stayed in WCW untill the formation of the nWo I think they could of had some good matches against The Outsiders and that would have been great. Especially considering as far as I remember The Outsiders really only had Harlem Heat or The Steiner Brothers to work with aside from maybe some low card teams or a thrown together team taken from what ever group of people were fueding with the nWo at the time. But if Road Warriors beat The Outsiders for the tag titles they could have a good program together where The Outsiders chased Road Warriors to get belts back, Hawk and Animal (R.I.P) would have been the most credible team for Nash and Hall to legitimate have trouble beating to regain Tag Titles (as far as I think anyway) Cheers W.B always love your videos and the work envolved.

    3 muaj më parë

    george was cornettes rat

  19. DJ Skandalous
    DJ Skandalous
    3 muaj më parë

    Damn I remember flipping back to Harlem Heat vs Road Warriors. Such a iconic matchup that needed to be used for Starcadde or another big PPV

  20. naga ganas
    naga ganas
    3 muaj më parë

    Point to Grandma!!!

  21. Thin White Duke
    Thin White Duke
    3 muaj më parë


  22. goku kaioken
    goku kaioken
    3 muaj më parë

    Love that Harlem hangover. Flashy move that looks like it would be easy to screw up

  23. James Buccola
    James Buccola
    3 muaj më parë

    Like two months later my best friend in high school called me to tell me that Hogan was beating up Macho man with Slim Jims.

  24. Jait Limaye
    Jait Limaye
    3 muaj më parë

    Pls do reliving the war more frequently pls

  25. The Industrial Retrospective
    The Industrial Retrospective
    3 muaj më parë

    What's this theme song??????

  26. Kyle Miller
    Kyle Miller
    3 muaj më parë

    Exactly how many episodes is this series going to be?

  27. SegaDream131
    3 muaj më parë

    If "Revelations" is a Reticulated Python Lawler has reason to be in fear..... I have had my share of exotic snakes and they are what I call HERACLES SNAKES.... Imagine never having to unflex a flex....they don't have to....

  28. Rodimus Prime
    Rodimus Prime
    3 muaj më parë

    great video nice work

  29. ShenaniTims
    3 muaj më parë

    Wha? Obviously you should’ve compared the RAW to the Civil War movie! Or compared the unopposed RAW to the previous unopposed NITRO. Use them to equal each other out.

  30. Jim Brown
    Jim Brown
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm sorry, I can't take Shawn seriously in that get-up...or Brett with that ridiculous hair...

  31. NiceguyBananne
    3 muaj më parë

    I remember like yesterday flipping back and forth Raw and Nitro wow those were the days

  32. Len Wennerberg
    Len Wennerberg
    3 muaj më parë

    LOVE your videos, brother. Could I make a few requests? - The story of Piper's Pit - The story of Brother Love - The story of Mr. Bob Backlund's heel run - The story of WWF Superstars (Of Wrestling) & WWF Wrestling Challenge Thank you and keep up the good work !!! 😎👍👍

  33. Scott Broyles
    Scott Broyles
    3 muaj më parë

    5:00. Lol!! Not 100% sure but I think I saw that same lady front row at a WWF house show in the late 80s giving Jerry Saggs the business for cheating vs the Bushwackers. She shook a sign in his face & took a swipe at him lol. I'm like 98% sure it was her.

  34. Colton Harding
    Colton Harding
    3 muaj më parë

    Man I love catching these episodes each week. It's nice to always have something to look forward to watch in between the awesome videos you originally post on here. Thanks Wrestling Bios 🤘 Keep up the fantastic work!

  35. K Roddy
    K Roddy
    3 muaj më parë

    I miss Laparka playing air guitar with that steel chairs that was legendary.

  36. Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    Manu Ginobilis Bald Spot
    3 muaj më parë

    Larry Flynt? Uhhh...you mean Larry KING!?!? I mean, if Sunny had been the interview, I'd have been all for a Larry FLYNT interview.

  37. K. Irvin
    K. Irvin
    3 muaj më parë

    I absolutely love this series. I have 3 wish list wrestling bios episodes...Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang & Brodus Clay the Funkasaurus 🙏

  38. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    3 muaj më parë

    i went to a indie wrestling match in calgary alberta as a kid in 2001 there was an old lady banting with this one wrestler and at one point he went over the ropes and when he got up she gave him the middle fingers haha

  39. Marinos A
    Marinos A
    3 muaj më parë

    Big boss mans spine busters were awesome

  40. TheDoubleZTV
    3 muaj më parë

    Oh yeah, that's the same old woman that would get in Hogan's face from ringside after his heel turn, looking like she wants to scratch his face off.

  41. Wulver
    3 muaj më parë

    Jake found Jesus at the bottom of a whiskey bottle.

  42. The Boss Stage1
    The Boss Stage1
    3 muaj më parë

    5:02 Isnt that the same granny that argued with NWO Hogan several years later? Edit: it's the same woman alfirst.info/load/eGaFhm3Ibr-LgmQ/video

  43. Flight Vendetta
    Flight Vendetta
    3 muaj më parë

    To think results of a Bob Holly match was leaked man this war was petty as hell 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  44. Rorshach's Laff!
    Rorshach's Laff!
    3 muaj më parë

    Great content. Thanks for the nostalgic buzz. Subbed.

  45. Fallyne Princiotta
    Fallyne Princiotta
    3 muaj më parë

    That grandma bit made me chuckle

  46. Kenzo Rome
    Kenzo Rome
    3 muaj më parë

    That old lady goes at it with Hogan trying to smack him in the nwo days she must be somebody's mother or something

  47. Brian Eichler
    Brian Eichler
    3 muaj më parë

    Wasn't That Little Old Lady The Same One Who Tried To Him Hollywood Hogan In The Face A Year Or Two Later ???

  48. Derek N
    Derek N
    3 muaj më parë

    i enjoyed luger and sting at this time. both gimmicks seemed truthful and entertaining. wasnt as black and white so it was unique

  49. Ron Silvia
    Ron Silvia
    3 muaj më parë

    These shows actually gave us something to look forward to.

  50. Michael John
    Michael John
    3 muaj më parë

    The thing I have learned the most is how many raws were tapped. Honestly I didn't remember this as much.

  51. Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith
    3 muaj më parë

    I noticed Luger's theme too with the Superstar Line intro; did anybody ever call the number. I know they advertised it almost every week. Was it anything like when Homer Simpson called The Coach's Hotline?

  52. Adam Wintz
    Adam Wintz
    3 muaj më parë

    LOVE these videos. HATE the into music.

  53. Hunter Makoy
    Hunter Makoy
    3 muaj më parë

    It’s amazing how even when WCW was winning, they didn’t act like winners.

  54. Iron man
    Iron man
    3 muaj më parë

    Amazing how 6 legends can have a dreadful match

  55. Iron man
    Iron man
    3 muaj më parë

    How about Sparky Pluggs mullet?

  56. Ho Lee Sheet
    Ho Lee Sheet
    3 muaj më parë

    So let's talk about granny lol i'm from Knoxville & was at this show a few rows behind her. She actually isn't a stunt granny, she was legit & even took a couple swings at Hollywood hogan when nitro came back to Knoxville 😂

  57. Jonathan Dusty
    Jonathan Dusty
    3 muaj më parë

    Sting looks like Mike ohearn. Only if you added 1000 mg of tren a week like Mike does if sting took tren for 20 years they would be twins.

  58. Tylor Abdnor
    Tylor Abdnor
    3 muaj më parë

    Grandma sit the f down. Had me laughing

  59. Napoleon Wilson
    Napoleon Wilson
    3 muaj më parë

    That piledriver by sting was horrible

  60. Arthur Callihan
    Arthur Callihan
    3 muaj më parë

    I think the reason why wwf used the Lex Luger theme in that promo was because Lex Lugers theme was a royalty free song that both companies found and used.

    3 muaj më parë

    That's STUNT GRANNY dont ya know!!!

  62. Sean Smith
    Sean Smith
    3 muaj më parë

    That mashup of the opening songs is 🔥 tho

  63. Streifenkarl
    3 muaj më parë

    20:28 So they sent for the man again! One of these two ladies was corpsing, that's for sure!

  64. Raphael Morrata
    Raphael Morrata
    3 muaj më parë

    Jake the snake s 1996 run was a flop. I loved Jake in the late 1980 but in 1996 it was not good.

  65. J R Adamski
    J R Adamski
    3 muaj më parë

    Past few weeks it's been really close and I know you are not keen on ties, however, I think raw has had an easy ride the last 2 weeks. Raw and nitro have both been trash

  66. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    Bart Simpson in audience, who cares. Now if Milhouse was there, that would be something to write home about!! That poor little nerd and product of a broken home was so over, there's Road Warrior pops. Then there's Milhouse at the cracker factory pop so legendary his dad quit cause he knew he couldn't live up go that kinda pop!!!

  67. Ryan Baldauf
    Ryan Baldauf
    3 muaj më parë

    Such a great series, keep up the great work!

  68. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    I hear that Big Bubbas so tough he could strap a bucket of chicken to his back jump on a motor scooter, then ride home and eat it... what... what you expecting... thats generally what most people do? I mean you could just eat it in the carpark or use a car instead of a motor scooter, but that's semantics. Point is the man ate a bucket of chicken, complete legend!!

  69. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    I hear that apparently (I can't verify this) that during Mankind's debut he took 28 chair shots, went thru 7 tables, fell from 2 cells, tore off 3 ears, lost 36 teeth, broke 16 bones and his left pinky nail. People say he damaged his body too hard too fast but come that's not that much of a overly violent debut is it?

  70. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    Great match idea Renegade vs Ultimate Warrior, 20 laps running around the ring and Sametime then into the ring and shake the ropes till the last man stands, I'm telling you that would be MONEY!!!

  71. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    Has anyone else noticed that Renegade guy is kinda the ultimate warrior...? Probably just a coincidence, I'm probably over thinking it!! HAHAHA

  72. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    Image talking Gold dust vs Razor all the way to hell and back with continuing to have Seven in WCW talk about his favorite Outsider, then Black Reign in TNA mentioning who his favorite member of the band is. Just take the gimmick inter promotion, probably get away with it since they technically different characters. lol

  73. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    OK Armed vs Avatar obviously Johnson to win. But what about Armed vs Al Snow Job Squading with head in toe???

  74. Vohn Lewis
    Vohn Lewis
    3 muaj më parë

    I'm requesting you do a video on Sting and Lex Luger's career as a tag team. I'm sure people would love to see it

  75. Castrenze Tripi
    Castrenze Tripi
    3 muaj më parë

    My favorite weekly series right now

  76. Chris Ortiz
    Chris Ortiz
    3 muaj më parë

    Problem with heat vs lod match is they were playing reverse roles. Lod should of been owning and heat should of cheap shot for upper hand

  77. Chris Ortiz
    Chris Ortiz
    3 muaj më parë

    Sting is overrated cant convince me otherwise

  78. gregory hoyle
    gregory hoyle
    3 muaj më parë

    1996 WWF is almost unwatchable. The way Vince talks about Shawn Michaels on commentary during every match ruins the show.

  79. T-Bag
    3 muaj më parë

    Thank god Marge isn't there, I'd feel sorry for the people behind her.

  80. Joshua Charles
    Joshua Charles
    3 muaj më parë

    If I remember right thats the same arena Shawn goes against 1 2 3 Kid in his final WWF match in 96. I'm gonna wait and not look it up to see if I remember correctly

  81. TheNASCARJeff
    3 muaj më parë

    I never understood:the streamers that Ed Leslie, The Ultimate Warrior/Renegade and Savage wore or why is Brett Hart's hair always wet? I still believe that Kevin Sullivan and Hulk Hogan where somehow separated at birth.

  82. V Peebee
    V Peebee
    3 muaj më parë

    Only started watchin the series from the start about 4 days ago, caught up now. Very good series, very interesting to watch

  83. Rusty Shackelfors
    Rusty Shackelfors
    3 muaj më parë

    I can’t wait for the first appearance of the nwo on nitro

  84. Thomas Gebhardt
    Thomas Gebhardt
    3 muaj më parë

    Poor Ed Leslie, hogans tool and all those crappy gimmicks.

  85. Landen York
    Landen York
    3 muaj më parë

    I wish you had compared Raw to the Civil War movie for next weeks episode

  86. Todd Richardson
    Todd Richardson
    3 muaj më parë

    It's getting old with HOGAN pretty much personally costing Nitro Multiple wins... Ridiculous

  87. BawesomeBurf
    3 muaj më parë

    Oh man, I remember that granny kept standing up throughout the entire episode.

  88. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    This is my first time hearing about the gold dust call, I'm guessing that was to hot shot the Piper step in replacement after the Razor match had to be scrapped due hey buddy the "gimmicks" are becoming rather frequent. I always thought it would have been awesome if at some point away from camera Goldie put on a a "They Live" Alien Mask and Roddy freaked out running off saying "I've just gotta check I'm all out of bubble gum" haha

  89. joel Chamberlain
    joel Chamberlain
    3 muaj më parë

    I always love hearing Al Snow Explaining how the Avatar gimmick worked back to the person giving it to him and Al clearly confused at the dynamic. "Like I'm Avatar (an Avatar) a character/persona adopted by a person to take on a challenge or such thing, but I come out in the mask then take it off to wrestle?? That should be reversed a Mear man comes to the ring; then puts the mask on thus becoming an avatar in order to fight the match, but no you want the opposite. Mask for entrance, mask off for match?? Oh well what can you say other than WWF 1995...

  90. R VM
    R VM
    3 muaj më parë

    The Bootyman and the TaskMaster. I can't handle the level of creativity there 😂

  91. Mega Raichu
    Mega Raichu
    3 muaj më parë

    even bart Simpson loved the Monday night wars in the 90s

  92. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    3 muaj më parë

    It ended up being one fall anyways cause both of their egos got in the way

  93. Raphael Morrata
    Raphael Morrata
    3 muaj më parë

    Look at Hbk and Hart handshake, it looked like hbk didn t want to let go Bret s hand. Sure he did it on purpose.

  94. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    3 muaj më parë

    Lots of stalling botched moves and meandering on both shows. Never heard of pre match planning I guess

  95. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    3 muaj më parë

    9 36 and he wondered why vince never pushed him

  96. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    3 muaj më parë

    Bischoffs reading the raw results was brilliant till one night he had schiviane read out that foley won the wwf title

  97. Tom R
    Tom R
    3 muaj më parë

    the sad thing is you are not picking winners just the matches that are not the worst

  98. Reggie M
    Reggie M
    3 muaj më parë

    I had fun listening to thos video. I look forward to thus weekly

  99. 2Sweet
    3 muaj më parë

    Raw's starting to level out of the playing field.

  100. Ironclad Chomskyan
    Ironclad Chomskyan
    3 muaj më parë

    Fake Wrestling... what a misogynist, sexist, racist, violence-condoning pile of junk. And since you "can recall every minute of this promo", I'm guessing you were a solid B- student in high school. And by the way, learn to speak proper English. It's not "the company done goon...", it's "the company has done well..."! Wothless philistine... Thanks to Kellner for taking this toxic stuff off of civilized television. And thankfully, most of these worthless human beings are dead by now anyway.