Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War" - Episode 27.5 (Special) - April 8th 1996

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Another special episode of Reliving The War this week as WWF Raw goes unopposed.
WCW Monday Nitro was pre-empted on 4.8.96 so the WWF had a free night on the USA Network. Once again, the WWF would try to capitalize by presenting some of the biggest names in the company including Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Vader, Davey Boy Smith and Owen Hart. This episode also features the Raw debut of The Ultimate Warrior, who made his return at WrestleMania 12. The WWF try to turn the Monday Night War in their favour by putting on an entertaining show, and it actually worked. The World Wrestling Federation would win the ratings war 5 times in a row… but it was the last winning streak the WWF would have for quite a long time. As we get further into 1996, the wheels begin falling off as WCW begin firing on all cylinders.
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  1. Wrestling Bios
    Wrestling Bios
    2 muaj më parë

    Thanks for all the suggestions in regards to the format. I'll have the poll up after next week's episode. I appreciate the feedback! :)

    1. legionofwarriors
      2 muaj më parë

      Hi. Just continue doing this the way it is. Its not gonna last forever anyway but you could shorten the format and maybe put two reviews a week or every ten days if that makes it easier for you.

      2 muaj më parë

      Keep it the way you normally do it every week.... I can never get enough of the MONDAY NIGHT WARS

    3. Sweet Lou’s Bbq_NJ
      Sweet Lou’s Bbq_NJ
      2 muaj më parë

      Give every segment a thumbs up or down and see which show gets more thumbs up 👍

    4. Atomic Werewolf76
      Atomic Werewolf76
      2 muaj më parë

      I've said from the start that this is one of my favourite programs...online or off. As long as you see this through, I'll support it.

    5. David Olson
      David Olson
      2 muaj më parë

      Wrestling Bios do a episode on the savage cobra strike. I know I would find that one fascinating. Keep up the great work!

  2. ᵉˣᵉ.ᴛⁿⁱʳᵖᵗᵒᵒғ_ʟᵃʳⁱᴠ
    18 ditë më parë

    4:50 All anyone can really do at the Warrior's ramblings is laugh, lol.

  3. wingerfan1
    Muaj më parë

    I think 100% that Davey would’ve actually beat Ahmed because he is mostly all show and no go.

  4. Daniel Sand
    Daniel Sand
    Muaj më parë

    3:11 the funniest moment in the pre NWO monday night wars No doubt

  5. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    Muaj më parë

    Loved Mr. Perfect on commentary. But my favorite duo is "JR" and "The King". Possibly tied with Heenan and Monsoon. Damnit... I can't pick a favorite.

  6. Leonardo Faustino
    Leonardo Faustino
    Muaj më parë

    I would love to know what the running collective total of points RAW and NITRO have scored each, as in totalling the points from the head to head segments.

  7. Matthew Stork
    Matthew Stork
    Muaj më parë

    This series is the best. I love it every week. I am glad to support you on patreon. Your view of these is very well thought out. It just shows you that TV ratings don't always mean the other show is better.

  8. mattyhasselhoff
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember this segment too, Owen said, "rock-solid" in terms of Davey Boy Smith's bicep.

  9. John Papargyriou
    John Papargyriou
    2 muaj më parë

    That close-up of Bulldog and Ahmed's arms makes me wonder if it was an intentional shout-out to the handshake from the Predator movie.

  10. cecil mccoy
    cecil mccoy
    2 muaj më parë


  11. alan anderson
    alan anderson
    2 muaj më parë

    Love Your work some of the best times to be a wrestling faN, thank u

  12. Dale Cowles
    Dale Cowles
    2 muaj më parë

    I think after the Monday night war is fully covered I think u should do the first brand war

  13. Polish Padawan
    Polish Padawan
    2 muaj më parë

    Thank you for taking the time to edit this series. Terrific content. Cheers!

  14. Frankie Rollins
    Frankie Rollins
    2 muaj më parë

    Ahmed looks like he would win

  15. Rahhmi
    2 muaj më parë

    you quote warrior with a mocking disrespect. I'm kinda disappointed. Everything about that made sense and his promos usually do.

  16. Sirpugsalot3386
    2 muaj më parë

    Keep up the great work! I think you do not have to go over each match move for move, just a quick recap of each match followed by witch match was better.

  17. kylereece1979
    2 muaj më parë

    Another brilliant stroll down the wrestling memory lane. This series is fecking brilliant and it is such a great concept to cross examine both Nitro and Raw episodes like this. Love it, well done again.

  18. Robert Hutchison
    Robert Hutchison
    2 muaj më parë

    On the scoring why don’t WB simply score each show on categories like Promos, Matches, Main Event out of 10? You would then end up with a score out of 30 or 40 irrespective of show length

  19. Preston McIlvaine 3
    Preston McIlvaine 3
    2 muaj më parë

    Even tho I still watched raw more this is right before the point right before I started flipping back and forth when hall and nash showed up on nitro.

  20. Olivier Roy
    Olivier Roy
    2 muaj më parë

    I looked it up, RAW only started broadcasting two hours long shows starting in February 1997 almost 10 months after Nitro. Quite a long time before RAW catches up to Nitro

  21. Tom Sawyer
    Tom Sawyer
    2 muaj më parë

    Is it just me or is the dud did dud alp the way through the videos really annoying?

  22. Adam Watson
    Adam Watson
    2 muaj më parë

    I have never understood the legendary status of Lawler . He is a great heel and is a great promo but his in ring work does nothing for me even in his prime .

  23. Adam Watson
    Adam Watson
    2 muaj më parë

    The irony of the warrior calling someone a freak

  24. tim
    2 muaj më parë

    I actually liked WWE better back Then

  25. Glen Ferns
    Glen Ferns
    2 muaj më parë

    Thanks for a great series, genuinely have enjoyed this trip down memory lane :)

  26. Media Gamer Nation
    Media Gamer Nation
    2 muaj më parë

    Where does he get EVERY single episode of nitro? WWE network?

  27. Tyson-iz-Iron-6633
    2 muaj më parë

    This channel RULES.

  28. Beef Gravy Studios
    Beef Gravy Studios
    2 muaj më parë

    Less calling the moves in matches and keep the same release schedule please

  29. mike korn
    mike korn
    2 muaj më parë

    This and osw is all I need for a good week of podcasts

  30. Josh Reece
    Josh Reece
    2 muaj më parë

    Great video. Keep em coming!!

  31. oh kay
    oh kay
    2 muaj më parë


  32. The High IQ Kids
    The High IQ Kids
    2 muaj më parë

    I know it's PC today to call out warrior's response to Goldust here....but keep in mind, the entire crowd basically agreed with him...and this is 1996. And Goldust was created and designed to elicit that reaction.

  33. elmarijuano M
    elmarijuano M
    2 muaj më parë

    Love the series brother

  34. The High IQ Kids
    The High IQ Kids
    2 muaj më parë

    DONT STOP MAKING THESE!!! I look for these every week, bruh!

  35. ShitTalker SkyWalkerTM
    ShitTalker SkyWalkerTM
    2 muaj më parë

    The hollow promises of Assman and Little Ritchie Jr lol

  36. James Roberts
    James Roberts
    2 muaj më parë

    Seeing how far Yokozuna had fallen since his debut is truly a sad sight, by this point he was pretty much a jobber to the stars who could barely work anymore. If only he could have kept his weight under control, he could have had a really productive run as a fan favourite. Sadly it would only get worse for him from there *cough heroes of wrestling*.

  37. GamerDomain
    2 muaj më parë

    I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate your amazing work on these Monday Night War vids. I look forward to Thursdays like I am looking forward to old school Smackdown on Thursdays. The point system is very fair and well done.

  38. Clint Hammer
    Clint Hammer
    2 muaj më parë

    Nitro always came on earlier than Raw. About three hours earlier at 5:00. Eric Bischoff must of arranged that somehow. :)

  39. Gamer dude 98993
    Gamer dude 98993
    2 muaj më parë

    Just 5 weeks to go for Scott halls wcw debut really can't wait

  40. Atomic Werewolf76
    Atomic Werewolf76
    2 muaj më parë

    I have to be honest...I was a bit spooked by the ambiguous "fate of the Mon Night Wars" statement @ the beginning. Wrestling Bios in general and the Mon Night Wars segments specifically are some of my favorite material online...it brings back a lot of memories. I'd love to see you cover cartoon era WWF vs pre-Turner JCP era WCW(maybe compare big shows/PPVs since there isn't an 80s equivalent of Mondays.í Also a retrospect on both Mid-South(Watts not Abrahams). I'd be interested to see what people who never saw UWF would have to say about it. Anyways...I'm having my own Royal Ramble over here. 🍻cheers, all.

  41. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    2 muaj më parë

    I love how things are going right now... if possible don't change it. if Nitro is soon to go to 2 hours when does RAW start doing that?

  42. JM1993951
    2 muaj më parë

    You just know when someone is homophobic as Warrior it’s because they’re afraid they would like it.

  43. Mr. Ryan
    Mr. Ryan
    2 muaj më parë

    Why would you want to do a shoot arm wrestling match? Nobody would know it’s not staged and you can’t control the outcome.

  44. Alex Rekzu
    Alex Rekzu
    2 muaj më parë

    6:55 traaaaaysh man ^Y^

  45. Sonny Crockett
    Sonny Crockett
    2 muaj më parë

    Just like Free Willy LOL

  46. Jon Henderson
    Jon Henderson
    2 muaj më parë

    I thought of something and hopefully it hasn't already been posted; Keep rating the 2 hours of Nitro compared to the 1 hour of Raw and just double the points. So for instance, if in the two hours, Nitro has 10 segments compared to 1 hour of Raw that has 5 segments, just have Raw's segments worth 2 points each. This way there could still technically be a tie. Of course, it may not always be an straight double amount of segments, but at least then you could still compare points to what you liked better without having to totally gut one half of the show.

  47. Nefarious Nilbog
    Nefarious Nilbog
    2 muaj më parë

    Man, I miss Owen

  48. Cody Boyd
    Cody Boyd
    2 muaj më parë

    I remember being a little kid and loving the warrior. He is not what I remember.

  49. jimbo 2346
    jimbo 2346
    2 muaj më parë

    9:56 Press Table: I was "the Table" before it was cool...

  50. Caldria
    2 muaj më parë

    Every fortnite if necessary

  51. Jaevon Marseillee
    Jaevon Marseillee
    2 muaj më parë

    Davey boy Smith would’ve won a real arm wrestling contest against Amed Johnson.

  52. only1Icon
    2 muaj më parë

    🤣🤣🤣 out of all the takes for the Warrior promo, that was the best one, was great to hear you laugh mate My money would have been on the Bulldog myself but like you predicament it's a very tough call Really wish I could make a suggestion but I'm stumped Great upload as always WB

  53. Joseph Gregor
    Joseph Gregor
    2 muaj më parë

    another awesome week! we WILL figure it out... All I needed to hear was that you'll be continuing. I'm really gonna miss this format though, will be watching for the Poll

  54. Thee Nihilist
    Thee Nihilist
    2 muaj më parë


  55. IDoSellSorry
    2 muaj më parë

    If said this on the last 3 reliveing the wars hopefully someone sees it I think a star system would work the best we’re u give a 1 out of 5 star rating for ever segment and match and then at the end u figure out the avg star rating and whoever has the better star rating wins that week hopefully he sees this

  56. Davion Watkins
    Davion Watkins
    2 muaj më parë

    That pile driver to shawn from Lawler was almost career ending 😳

  57. Nick O'Keefe
    Nick O'Keefe
    2 muaj më parë

    I think the best thing you can do is change from 15 minute segments to 30 minute segments for Nitro and 15 for Raw until Raw switches to 2 hour format

  58. tmc music
    tmc music
    2 muaj më parë

    Great channel 👍

  59. Ridzz__ og
    Ridzz__ og
    2 muaj më parë

    I really love the current format and it would suck for it to be simplified or reduced. So if that means I have to wait an extra week between episodes then so be it.

  60. The Wicked One
    The Wicked One
    2 muaj më parë

    You should just score every segment out of 10 instead of doing them against eachother.

  61. Neil Middleton
    Neil Middleton
    2 muaj më parë

    Undertaker was on the latest episode of "Hot Ones", eating hot chicken wings and telling good stories from back in the day. Definitely worth the watch for any current or prior WWF fan.

  62. LoganHunter82
    2 muaj më parë

    This show has become one the highlights of my week. Always waiting for a new episode. Just remember, don't burn yourself out.

  63. LordBorak316
    2 muaj më parë

    I skipped right to the end because I thought you might say you weren't doing these any more...😱 Luckily it wasn't, if they don't continue 'we' riot. Such a superb youtube show. Just give an overall score for the feel and some content, the shows don't have to match each other,please don't cut down the content.....or 'we' riot. Such a good show keep up the good work.

  64. gregory hoyle
    gregory hoyle
    2 muaj më parë

    I was a huge Hart family fan. Maybe I'm a little bias but Bulldog would beat Johnson in real life. If you ever question the strength of Davey just check out 1993 WCW. Bulldog pulled off some amazing power moves that no other performer could have done.

  65. DasKame
    2 muaj më parë

    I would say: Shootwise, Ahmed Johnson would still beat Davey Boy in an arm Match

  66. Chris Tallon
    Chris Tallon
    2 muaj më parë

    Thanks for this great video as usual! Yes Yokozuna was really overweight, but Vader was also not in great shape as he was supposed to get surgery just after the Royal Rumble, but Vince changed his mind about letting him get time off, another reason for not having the single match at WM

  67. TheRealVahnLegaia
    2 muaj më parë

    As much as I like Bulldog, I'm pretty sure Ahmed would have beat his ass in a shoot arm wrestle. That guy was monstrous.

  68. T-Bag
    2 muaj më parë

    Just comment on the high spots and funny bits. But talk about the awesome booty man at length.

  69. GutturalReef
    2 muaj më parë

    Damn, this 15 minute video only seemed at a 4 minute video!!!!!!!!!

  70. King Kosher
    King Kosher
    2 muaj më parë

    8:45 depends on some variables. If Johnson was roided up that day or if Davey Boy smoked crack that day Sorry for the dark humor but lets be real The Bulldog on crack would 100% arm wreststle Johnson's arm out of it's socket lol

    1. ding dong
      ding dong
      Muaj më parë

      If Johnson was roided up on that day 🤣🤣 you clearly haven't got a clue on how steroids work and how they are used why comment on something that you clearly have no clue on .

  71. King Kosher
    King Kosher
    2 muaj më parë

    the growing excitement as we get closer to May 19th's edition of Reliving The War is really awesome I am really excited for the in depth look at those 83 weeks of some of the best TV wrestling had to offer in the 90s.

    1. The Legend from 205
      The Legend from 205
      2 muaj më parë

      That would actually be 5/20...and Nitro was 90 min that day. Of course they started the 2 hr Nitros the following week.

  72. Jamie Vickers
    Jamie Vickers
    2 muaj më parë

    One of 2 channels my pop for when opening ALfirst. You and Markyd123 are both instant clicks!

  73. Jamie Vickers
    Jamie Vickers
    2 muaj më parë

    Keep presenting each show as you do and let us vote for the winner in a poll post. Starting next week with the stat counter.

  74. heisnotaxel
    2 muaj më parë

    The selfish part of me would love to see 2 videos of RTW per week

  75. Dontrel Dontrel
    Dontrel Dontrel
    2 muaj më parë

    I love Goldust and Marlena

  76. John Dunning
    John Dunning
    2 muaj më parë

    Davey boy would off beat armad in a real arm wrestling match 😂

  77. Daniel Mitchell
    Daniel Mitchell
    2 muaj më parë

    Best part of my week every week

  78. 00jcl
    2 muaj më parë

    These videos are awsome keep up the good work

  79. Jono Petrohilos
    Jono Petrohilos
    2 muaj më parë

    Ahmed Johnson

  80. AshMundo
    2 muaj më parë

    Glad the series will not end. I'll have to unsubscribe in protest! You're doing an awesome job! Hopefully a way can be found to review both shows up to when Raw goes to 2 hours.

  81. Alex Berry
    Alex Berry
    2 muaj më parë

    Absolutely keep it every Thursday, I look forward to it every week

  82. john christina
    john christina
    2 muaj më parë

    A sit down power bomb Jerry. That's so dangerous.

  83. Alex Berry
    Alex Berry
    2 muaj më parë

    Your constant booty man bashing is just so on point I giggle every time

  84. sniffles117
    2 muaj më parë

    I like it the way it is.

  85. Max anik
    Max anik
    2 muaj më parë

    I love this series! Maybe a suggestion would be to take off one of your weekly bios and maneuver that content time in to focusing curating the Monday night wars series. You have a real opportunity to make truly evergreen content here. @wrestling bios

  86. Hulkamania4eva
    2 muaj më parë

    Reduce the play by play in matches. Talk about it in general and be specific re the finish. Should cut some time

  87. Craig Usselman
    Craig Usselman
    2 muaj më parë

    Just keep doing the series you dont have to call every move just rate the segments GREAT JOB.

  88. Lance White Eagle
    Lance White Eagle
    2 muaj më parë

    Glad the series will continue!

  89. Mega Raichu
    Mega Raichu
    2 muaj më parë

    This is my favorite series on this channel I always watch late at night hope you make the series work still sir.

  90. Brittney Starling
    Brittney Starling
    2 muaj më parë

    Love this series!

  91. speed2cruisecontrol
    2 muaj më parë

    Prefer watching your videos instead of wrestling today.

  92. Old Skool
    Old Skool
    2 muaj më parë

    Just a thought since this will only be an issue until Feb 7th 1997 episode,. The next several months you can compare the episodes using a 4 category criteria (match quality- promo quality- storyline quality- episode entertainment quality) on scale 1-5 with the winner having most points. That way you could could recap an entire episode at once, then score it, do the same with the other episode and compare scores at end. Just a thought

  93. TheJohnnyrack
    2 muaj më parë

    Said it before and I’ll say it again Absolutely love this channel!!! Well done and thanks for the work you put in

  94. Bill Freeman
    Bill Freeman
    2 muaj më parë

    looking forward to when you get to the NWO

  95. Frank Castle
    Frank Castle
    2 muaj më parë

    I’ve given thought to your proposal. I started watching wrestling full time again around 1997. I know at some point Raw and Nitro will run at two hours and then Nitro becomes a 3 hr show I remember this because my Sgt. and myself would watch Nitro and wait for Raw to come on the air . I was in the U S Army at the time and I religiously watched Monday and Thursday wrestling . Now I remember a lot of those 1st segments were mostly the Nitro girls and promos and Eric Bischoff giving away taped Raw shows . I think you should rate the the 2 hrs only and forget Nitro’s 1st hour when they go to a 3 hr show which is a few years down the road because I didn’t see too many matches that 1st hour and they were jobber squash matches mostly.

  96. Raphael Morrata
    Raphael Morrata
    2 muaj më parë

    Amazing work, buddy as usual. Your channel is gold

  97. Josh Williams
    Josh Williams
    2 muaj më parë

    I absolutely love this series, I would hate to see it go because you do such an amazing job on it and it’s the first time I get to see most of this stuff. I think you could possibly break it in half, judge the first and second half of each show the first half will be an hour for nitro and half an hour for raw, something else you could do is at each half point put a vote option in the top right of the video so we can all vote with you!

  98. supersnappahead
    2 muaj më parë

    My money would be on Davey

  99. Vinny Smoove
    Vinny Smoove
    2 muaj më parë

    When WB says "special" I automatically click on it!!

  100. T W
    T W
    2 muaj më parë

    Maybe you could just be very brief on every other segment of WCW? And average the less notable and more notable segment together and use that versus the WWF?