Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War": Episode 18 - Jan 15th 1996

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The Monday Night TV ratings battle between the WWF and WCW continues in the Wrestling Bios "Reliving The War" series. WCW Monday Nitro and WWF Monday Night Raw are going head to head on the 15th of January 1996, Vince McMahon and the WWF are heading towards the 1996 Royal Rumble while Eric Bischoff and WCW are promoting a Clash of The Champions special airing 2 days after the rumble. The Royal Rumble will feature the return of Shawn Michaels, the debut of Vader, and Bret Hart defending the WWF championship against The Undertaker. Clash of the Champions will see The Mega Powers teaming up to take on Ric Flair and The Giant.
WWF Raw on the 15th of January 1996 features the Raw in-ring debut of Steve Austin, working here as The Ringmaster. We also see Owen Hart taking on Marty Jannetty and The Undertaker works the main event with future Brother of Destruction Isaac Yankem DDS. Nitro tries to impress with big matches including Lex Luger vs Randy Savage and Sting vs Ric Flair. Who will win this week's Raw vs Nitro TV ratings?
Topics and matches in this video include:
00:00 - Raw and Nitro's opening matches
05:49 - Trouble brewing with The Four Horsemen
09:02 - The Ringmaster and The Public Enemy make Monday Night debuts
12:18 - Flair vs Sting for the WCW Championship
16:23 - Promos on Raw and Nitro
19:46 - The Main Events
14:48 - Final Scores
#WCWNitro #WWE #Wrestling


  1. Henrik Schmidt
    Henrik Schmidt
    13 ditë më parë

    The Public Enemy were totally exposed as they got to the big time.

  2. robert grassano
    robert grassano
    21 ditë më parë

    Yea he sold for Meng because he's one of the toughest guys and Hogan didn't wanna piss him off

  3. salidin2000
    27 ditë më parë

    I completely agree with the ratings on this one 3.5 WCW win. WWF did not have a stellar show on this day. if you think back at the time the WCW was all about Sting, Hogan, Flair, Lugar. You are looking at this as the what Jacobs and Austin were to become in your picks. But as the ratings show Nitro a much better show this week. Your not often wrong. But here i think you just wanted something different than Hogan. This all a part of the set up. and the biggest angle here was the : Did Lugar turn on Sting. Not the Hogan angle.

  4. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    28 ditë më parë

    Lucky was the man, who won Sherries heart. They gussied her up for her character... but she was fine. RIP, darlin'. Also, Goldust was ALWAYS comedy gold! And Bobdamnit... it's called a FOREIGN object!

  5. JLvatron
    28 ditë më parë

    4:04 you referred to Jannety as the former Rocker. The Rocker was Always The Rocker!

  6. Daniel Sand
    Daniel Sand
    Muaj më parë

    I feel like if WCW did not do so many off ppv world heavyweight championship matches thus treating it like the TV belt the NWO would have killed WWF before wrestlemania 13

  7. Jordan Dupont
    Jordan Dupont
    Muaj më parë

    RAZOR/GOLDUST BrawL was PRE EVERYONE in EVERY Company brawls backstage in every show, iT was cutting edge for the time.. How many HOGAN Main Events have we seen in these last 4 mos ??😂😂😘

  8. Krendall2
    Muaj më parë

    So tonight is the first match between Mark Calloway and Glen Jacobs? Neat. Hogan selling for Meng can only mean one thing: Hogan's smart enough not to piss the guy off.

  9. Spencer
    Muaj më parë

    3:07 "Luger begs for mercy in the corner but the macho man doesn't listen" dead LMAO

  10. codeman3788
    Muaj më parë

    This just shows how good WCW could be before they became a one trick NWO pony as much as NWO helped WCW it also decimated it along with the poor contract structure, etc.

  11. sappyfoot
    Muaj më parë

    meeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaannnnnn wooooooooooooo by god, gene!

  12. Rasta Man
    Rasta Man
    Muaj më parë

    Bring back memories watching these. Back when wrestling was good. Stopped watching wrestling 2009.

  13. James Thompson
    James Thompson
    2 muaj më parë

    that man is a Kentucky colonel show some respect lol

  14. Bryan G
    Bryan G
    2 muaj më parë

    An episode with Jobber Hardy vs Ringmaster Austin and Undertaker vs his brother in his Dentist phase... What a weird episode from an Attitude Era perspective.

  15. David Fox
    David Fox
    3 muaj më parë

    Goldust 2020 = Regular bloke. Process that..

  16. micky fynn
    micky fynn
    3 muaj më parë

    So this was really the first time the undertaker and kane fought. Nvr realized he fought Isaac Yankum

  17. Dee Gravelrama
    Dee Gravelrama
    4 muaj më parë

    Once again, an excellent in-depth breakdown of the Monday Night Wars. The combination of details through information, pics, & clips is put together better than anywhere else. That being said, while I appreciate your reasoning for for giving Owen/Marty the point, personally I would choose Savage/Luger. Just my opinion as I always enjoy a good debate with someone knowledgeable of the topic. Looking forward to when I can get to your next post!

  18. ForeverTired2000
    4 muaj më parë


  19. set123
    4 muaj më parë

    Austin with hair and no beard 😳

  20. Mark Masters
    Mark Masters
    4 muaj më parë

    Of course Hogan sold to Meng, he had no choice

  21. The 80's Slasher Librarian
    The 80's Slasher Librarian
    4 muaj më parë

    hey just so ya know, no biggy but johnny grunge didn't botch the top rope bump he remembered halfway through it that over the top was means for a DQ in wcw at the time so that was him trying to fix it before ruining the finish way too early :) great video though!

  22. Jay Lew
    Jay Lew
    4 muaj më parë

    Anyone else think if Marty had a different gimmick or maybe at least not such goofy ass ring attire, that he might of gotten over a bit better. He had the moves and could wrestle for sure.

  23. JOHN
    4 muaj më parë

    Wcw big stars are always being used in matches every week wwe stars are not always used every show

  24. Canada Mike
    Canada Mike
    4 muaj më parë

    In watching this series it appears to me that Hogan was a GREAT heal manager masquerading as a wrestler. Rivals the Brain for being a great manager.

  25. PigonStallion
    4 muaj më parë

    Give this guy more likes! He puts in a ton of work, the least we can do is give him a thumbs up.

  26. ram k
    ram k
    4 muaj më parë

    Awesome job Wrestling Bios!! When can we expect the 19th episode of this series more episodes? Eagerly waiting!

  27. marah monyet
    marah monyet
    4 muaj më parë

    Please keep doing this forever bro, i need this in my life

  28. Neves James
    Neves James
    4 muaj më parë

    This channel is so wcw bias its unbelievable

  29. - MetropolisKid -
    - MetropolisKid -
    4 muaj më parë

    as soon as i’m done with each episode of the monday might war series..i go back and watch both shows and always agree with you.

  30. clubfro
    4 muaj më parë

    2:42 you need to put some respect on Randy Anderson's name!

  31. Alex Thorn
    Alex Thorn
    4 muaj më parë

    I absolutely love these

  32. T-Bag
    4 muaj më parë

    International object?

  33. Ryan Kane
    Ryan Kane
    4 muaj më parë

    I could have sworn you said "Monday Night Nyquil" lol

  34. Kalbuir66
    5 muaj më parë

    Of course Hogan sells for Meng because if he doesn't he'll get his ass whooped for real. NO ONE messes with the most dangerous man in wrestling.

    1. Sega Dream
      Sega Dream
      4 muaj më parë

      Nonsense... His family messes with him all the time and he loves it....

  35. Jarrod Hen
    Jarrod Hen
    5 muaj më parë

    First of all I love this series and channel and these comments are just food for thought. 2ndly this is your channel and you should do what you feel is best because u do all this hard work for us each week and do it really well. That being said the only thing i don't like is the way the scoring goes exactly. I don't mean who you choose to win each segment. That I believe could always be debated depending on any given persons personal preference. I do "personally" think the scoring and overall winner though is a little miss leading. I understand the whole "Sametime match up" of it but this is going to bed an issue later on when they expand the hours because they whole shows weren't played at the exact same time. Right now being Nitro is always live and the Raw is not they get to set their order up against the WWF at this point 2 out of 3 weeks however they see fit. Which is a huge advantage and is Ultimately the WWFs fault. (I know it changes to WWE down the road. I was a teenager during this time and watched all of this as it happened. But they were the WWF at this time and I will refer to them as that) I think if you really want to know who had a better overall show things like match vs. a recap or a non wrestling promo should not happen. I feel if you want a true account of what was better you should have matches vs matches and promos vs promos ect. Meaning if there are 3 matches on each card they should be judged against each other even if they are presented at different times unless there are different amounts because it's rare that promos get "a point" over matches unless they are obvious enhancement matches. (Like Owen Hart 💪 vs John "Jobber" Hopkins 👩‍🏭 or something when you Owen will win. This is where i say it's actually "Misleading" and why I think the ratings are allot different then the scores we have been seeing. WCW will get the point for the week by winning say 4 segments to 2 on any given week. However even though they won more segments doesn't mean it was actually all to together a better show to me. They can very narrowly win their segments and get blownout in the ones they don't but still win because they won more segments. If for instance you rated the segments on a 1-10 scale or something of the sort you might see the shows outcome differently. Example being WCWs segment ratings could be 4, 6, 2, 3, 6, and 8 for a total of 29 points Then WWFs segment ratings are 9, 5.5, 1, 2, 10, and 7.75 for a total of 35.25 points. So WCW won more segments but the WWF actually had a more points and a better overall score. Like a 9 inning baseball game between Yankees and Tigers that ended 11-8. Dispite Tigers scoring more runs in 5 of the innings and the Yankees only outscoring the Tigers in 2 of the innings the Yankees still win the game because they outscored the Tigers by a combined 9 runs in those 2 innings and the Tigers only outscored the Yanks by 6 in the 5 innings they won. This might actually help in eliminating sooner if the ties as well..... I understand it is probably way too late to change the scoring for the future and again this is just food for thought and regardless I think you do a really really really good job for us and I appreciate and thank you for all the hard work you do to present us with these videos and I will soon be a Patreon supporter for you without a doubt.

  36. th3 ch0s3n 0n3
    th3 ch0s3n 0n3
    5 muaj më parë

    Nitro already dominating through 95 that would put them competitively speaking, through 99.. shame that turner turned their shoulders to WCW starting in 98.

  37. Benzies Cha
    Benzies Cha
    5 muaj më parë

    Owen and Marty could've sold out any arena. Wish we'd have got to see them feud over a belt.

  38. Evening Star
    Evening Star
    5 muaj më parë

    Imo AAs promos were underrated.

  39. Robert Prince
    Robert Prince
    5 muaj më parë

    Issac Yankem, Jerry's so-called dentist! Never forgot Pre-Kane persona.

  40. Dwayne Greene
    Dwayne Greene
    5 muaj më parë

    The Monday night wars were a big part of my youth. Jumping back and forth from TBS and TSN. Wrasslin will never be the same.

  41. MailMan Favors
    MailMan Favors
    5 muaj më parë

    Ur right maybe Vince thought the crowd wasn't ready for the head bangers but then again he made gold dust lol

  42. Scott Pousson
    Scott Pousson
    5 muaj më parë

    Hogan hits meng with the "international" object for the win

  43. McDaniel
    5 muaj më parë

    God I love that music remix in the begining of these! Is there a longer version?

  44. Rossa4
    5 muaj më parë

    Where in Norn iron are you from mate? Im from Newry, i can remember being in school and talking about wrestling in the yard on a weekly basis. it really felt like so many people from our area would watch and discuss wrestling, especially in the attitude era. Watching your videos really takes me back to that period. Keep up the great content

  45. Gamer dude 98993
    Gamer dude 98993
    5 muaj më parë

    I really can't take Kevin Sullivan seriously he's just really funny and sometimes annoying whenever the guy shows up on reliving the war im like who is this guy the guy just makes me laugh with his goofy makeup and physique Sullivan should have really considered staying behind the scenes

  46. Mojones
    5 muaj më parë

    The dungeon of doom angle was too corny to take seriously. And I was 11 years old. From now on, anything with Dungeon of Doom = automatic point for Raw

  47. paulagent23
    5 muaj më parë

    Man I wished they had TiVo back then.

  48. Nathan Avara
    Nathan Avara
    5 muaj më parë

    Hahaha I totally forgot about the "International object" thing. That's hilarious

  49. John Lovelace
    John Lovelace
    5 muaj më parë

    Mash up is awesome

  50. tearsoverbeers
    5 muaj më parë

    Vince Jr. Really dropped the ball. Should've kept WCW going.

  51. TheeIronChild Jary Mane
    TheeIronChild Jary Mane
    5 muaj më parë

    This is the day I was born lol

  52. Colin Barrett
    Colin Barrett
    5 muaj më parë

    Love these videos Happier times than now

  53. Call Me Dizzy
    Call Me Dizzy
    5 muaj më parë

    Can we get a video on the mexicools?

  54. Erisi Dlarit
    Erisi Dlarit
    5 muaj më parë

    my favorite version of the 4 Horsemen

  55. Mario Bonilla
    Mario Bonilla
    5 muaj më parë

    That intro song just took me to my childhood I forget which video game but a wrestling one forsure but came recall the exact One

    5 muaj më parë

    I was scrolling looking for something not knowing what I needed until I came across this I definitely needed this video at this time great work

  57. Thor Boysen
    Thor Boysen
    5 muaj më parë

    The more i watch your great coverage of the "Monday Night Wars", the more i miss WCW...!!! I mean, the REAL WCW (without Herd, Russo and the wrestling haters of AOL/Time Warner aka Jamie "jackass" Kellner)! 21:34...! "...Hits him with an INTERNATIONAL object...!" Ahh...! I see what you did there, TBS police...!!! ;D

  58. JoelTheStuff
    5 muaj më parë

    Tell me Marty & Owen would not have been a great team!?

  59. Joe
    5 muaj më parë

    Man early Goldust promos were brilliant.

  60. Bold One
    Bold One
    5 muaj më parë

    Funny how 2 years prior Randy Savage could have had matches in WWF but McMahon put Savage at the announcer's desk. Imagine Randy Savage coming out after Luger gives an open challenge on Monday Night Raw after Summer Slam. That would have been so much better than what we got in 1993 and give Yokozuna some time off to try and focus on him losing weight and be ready for 1994 Royal Rumble.

  61. Morgan Farlie
    Morgan Farlie
    5 muaj më parë

    I scrolled through the first 20 comments and I saw a distinct lack of discussion that Raw ACTUALLY got a point this week. I love the way you do your best to be fair about this scoring system and look at the objectively better segments here and Raw WAS the better TV show, ratings be damned. Keep up the great work Bios, I love watching this :D

  62. TheArchfiend
    5 muaj më parë

    Good lord. Matt Hardy's ring attire is atrocious. The lighting bolt forearm bracers and the sky blue pants that appear to have iron-on lettering. This is poverty level indy show attire.

  63. Pipe Picasso
    Pipe Picasso
    5 muaj më parë

    The Horsemen and DoD end up feuding. I remember Sullivan wrestles Benoit in a falls count anywhere match on Nitro. They end up in the men's restroom. You might not catch it, but I swear Sullivan has his hand in a urinal grabbing the biscuit and hits Benoit with it. Be on the lookout for that.

  64. Curtis Whitehead
    Curtis Whitehead
    5 muaj më parë

    This is just a great way 6o sort of relive these moments

  65. S.E.S PunK
    S.E.S PunK
    5 muaj më parë


    1. Raphael Morrata
      Raphael Morrata
      4 muaj më parë

      Lol. Sounds much less cool than with Kane.

  66. Kris Bartlett
    Kris Bartlett
    5 muaj më parë

    Wrestling Bios have you considered doing a tally for the T.V. ratings, this would make for a good comparison against your show scores?

  67. RichterTheEternal
    5 muaj më parë

    Man, I wish Hogan just dropped his whole Hulking Up, No Selling, Predictably Winning All The Time routine in his early WCW run before the NWO. Even at this time period, it was getting old. I can get behind Hogan on this in the 80’s when he was a huge 300 pound, steroid-jacked WWF wrestler, but here in WCW, he lost a considerable amount of muscle weight and he’s behaving more heel-ish (complaining and bringing up disagreements in the ring to wins and losses, using foreign objects or chairs, etc). It’s not like this boy can’t wrestle more technically like the other WCW wrestlers, either. He was fully trained in the old territory days. He just prefers the old WWE 80’s Superman style to leech on fans nostalgia and mostly likely being too lazy to change his routine after all this time.

  68. ᗯᴏʀʟᴅ ᑕᴜᴘ ᗯɪʟʟɪᴇ
    ᗯᴏʀʟᴅ ᑕᴜᴘ ᗯɪʟʟɪᴇ
    5 muaj më parë

    What date had the highest combined Nitro/Raw audience during the Monday night wars era? I mean the total amount combined

  69. Jacob Prayer
    Jacob Prayer
    5 muaj më parë

    Shawn Micheals is about average looking, considering his persona.

  70. James Thompson
    James Thompson
    5 muaj më parë

    they did that a lot with the headbangers they were also know as the amazing flying nuns first episode of shotgun Saturday night

  71. Neil Middleton
    Neil Middleton
    5 muaj më parë

    The Taskmaster wearing the same colors as Hogan was really confusing for a 9 year old back in ‘96. Hated both of them, but still.

  72. Luago Luago
    Luago Luago
    5 muaj më parë

    You deserve 1million subscribers

  73. Greenguy67
    5 muaj më parë

    I absolutely love the series, and I watch it as soon as I see a new one. I do have a small suggestion -- I know you really dislike Hogan, but perhaps you can loosen up your display of it during the show some. I dont know, maybe its just me, but not everyone hates hogan as much as you seem to.

  74. George Lea
    George Lea
    5 muaj më parë

    Who doesn't sell for Meng 😁

  75. The Teddy
    The Teddy
    5 muaj më parë

    Goldust is an absolute legend and deserved the world title. The son of a plumber absolutely killed it with that gimmick.

  76. Bobbywoodhogan
    5 muaj më parë

    Love this series but the anti Hogan agenda gets on my nerves

  77. DasKame
    5 muaj më parë

    "Who are the Spiders i here you ask?" Uhm.....definitly not asking ^^;;;;;;

  78. Mr Sinister
    Mr Sinister
    5 muaj më parë

    Still can't believe what the Ringmaster turned into or even hunter hensley. I guess it was destiny

  79. Brett Spier
    Brett Spier
    5 muaj më parë

    I cannot stand hulk hogan 😂 especially as a fan of WCW.....he was beyond toxic. Every time his match or promos pop up I groan.

  80. W.S. Mcgallis
    W.S. Mcgallis
    5 muaj më parë

    Q, what was the "H.V."on Matt's tights all about?

  81. Dan
    5 muaj më parë

    Thanks for this the big three war was my favorite time in pro wrestling.

  82. MarcusSalviusOtho
    5 muaj më parë

    I think this is the only channel on ALfirst where I've watched every single video they've made.

  83. Mega Raichu
    Mega Raichu
    5 muaj më parë

    Great series I just wait till summer of 96 because of the NWO debut

  84. Ascending Demon
    Ascending Demon
    5 muaj më parë

    hogan sells for ming because he knows ming will beat his ass back in the locker room lol

  85. Mike McCoy
    Mike McCoy
    5 muaj më parë

    Savage had good outfits in wcw

  86. Lance White Eagle
    Lance White Eagle
    5 muaj më parë

    Really like these videos, thanks for keeping them coming

  87. 2Sweet
    5 muaj më parë

    Great video, as always. I honestly anticipate the next video all week long... Also, everyone check out "Wrestling Isn't Wrestling" while I'm at it, lol. You're welcome.

  88. Joseph Gregor
    Joseph Gregor
    5 muaj më parë

    lets go RAW!!!

  89. shane hart
    shane hart
    5 muaj më parë

    It was so hard being a Hogan fan at this time. I always loved some Hogan but he got to be so hard to watch.

    1. Mitchel Lima
      Mitchel Lima
      5 muaj më parë

      @shane hart yeah I agree. He had his issues In his last run but I think he finished off his career as an actual wrestler very well. Obviously not counting controvosial things done outside the thing post his last true WWE run.

    2. shane hart
      shane hart
      5 muaj më parë

      Mitchel Lima absolutely. As a fan you wanna think better of him. But looking back you can see where he literally forces himself into story lines and the title picture. I’m so glad he redeemed himself when he had his last run. It would’ve been rough if this was the last we saw of the red and yellow.

    3. Mitchel Lima
      Mitchel Lima
      5 muaj më parë

      Yeah early to mid 90s Hogan, pre heel turn. Is the worst. I like like 80s Hogan and early nwo Hogan a lot. I also thought his 2000 run was nice. But God his politicing has always been an issue but it was next level during this era

  90. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    5 muaj më parë

    22:21 he wrestled bret at summerslam 95

  91. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    5 muaj më parë

    Jeesh that segment was basically hogan shooting on what a pompous selfish asshole he is

  92. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    5 muaj më parë

    Raw was going well till billionare ted Its ironic phony ted says hes trying to buy wwf when real vince buys whats left of wcw 5 years later

  93. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    5 muaj më parë

    Wow stone cold and matt hardy???

  94. Drew V
    Drew V
    5 muaj më parë

    Jeez...how often did Nitro rehash Flair v. Sting in this era?

  95. Scott Aznavourian
    Scott Aznavourian
    5 muaj më parë

    First ever taker/kane match 😆

  96. E G
    E G
    5 muaj më parë

    God wcw is so much better at this time. Way better roster till arguably late 98

  97. Aj's Gaming
    Aj's Gaming
    5 muaj më parë

    yaaaa nxt weeks Reliving The War is on my birthday so i hope raw wins lol. i think Hogan only sold Mang's moves coz Mang was a badass and was worried mang would do him some damage if he did not sell lol.

  98. vampwolf2009
    5 muaj më parë

    Where do you get your music from?

  99. arrowwolfz
    5 muaj më parë

    Kevin Sullivan and Benoit in the same ring for a promo.

  100. Fox Sushi
    Fox Sushi
    5 muaj më parë

    They could have run sting vs 4 horsemen everyweek forever and it would have never gotten old.