Raw vs Nitro "Reliving The War": Episode 34 - May 27th 1996

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One of the most important and historic nights of the Monday Night War gets covered this week in Reliving The War. Scott Hall, aka Razor Ramon, shows up on WCW Nitro and he promises a takeover of World Championship Wrestling. For many people, this was the true beginning of the WWF vs WCW Monday Night ratings battle that would continue for years. Today's WWE girls and boys truly benefited from what went down on Monday Nitro back on May 27th 1996, as did the whole wrestling business (for a while at least). Scott Hall had given up his WWF membership card in reality, but in Kayfabe, Scott Hall portrayed a WWF invader.
The WWF had a few issues with their In Your House: Beware of Dog pay per view. The lights in the arena got switched off due to a power outage, and also, the pay per view feed got cut off. On this week's episode of Raw, Vince McMahon promises to make things right with "Beware of Dog 2", the pay per view would air the night after Monday Night Raw. This week of episode features King of the Ring qualifying matches including Ahmed Johnson, Vader, The Ultimate Warrior and Goldust.
While the WWF environment stayed the same really, WCW began to truly turn up the heat this week on Reliving The War. Not only did Scott Hall show up, but WCW went to a full 2 hour broadcast, meaning the company were packing more action into their weekly television show. It would only get better from here, we aren't quite at the era of weekly cruiserweight action and nWo Hogan, Hall and Nash running the place... but we're very close!
00:00 - Beware of Dog 1 & 2 Results
04:04 - Nitro Hour 1 begins
06:12 - Scott Hall shows up on WCW Nitro
08:38 - Nitro Hour 2 continues
10:17 - Goldust vs The Ultimate Warrior
13:20 - Lex Luger vs Maxx
15:46 - Vince McMahon announces Beware of Dog 2
17:00 - Brad Armstrong vs "Hardwork" Bobby Walker
19:16 - The Smoking Gunns vs The Bodydonnas
21:33 - Steve Regal vs Alex Wright
23:57 - This Week's Main Events
30:27 - Final Scores
- Much More!


  1. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    3 ditë më parë

    Bret 0.1 lol

  2. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    3 ditë më parë

    Scott Steiner used to be good until the steroids infected his brain.

  3. VJose32 Playing Cards
    VJose32 Playing Cards
    3 ditë më parë

    We're not going to acknowledge "that guy" by totally acknowledging him, lol

  4. evrbody
    8 ditë më parë


  5. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    9 ditë më parë


  6. King Rama
    King Rama
    9 ditë më parë

    I love watching these as this was my senior year of high school but I always get sad too because so many of these dudes are dead....

  7. EthansCONN
    10 ditë më parë

    Love this show, like the way you are dealing with the 2 hour Nitro. Only thing I'm not keen on is giving a point to each or no points to each, I feel only one segment should win\lose. But that's just me, keep up the good work man!

  8. Mohamed Layeb
    Mohamed Layeb
    12 ditë më parë

    you shouldn't give the first point for wcw because 1 good segement happended in the whole first hour!!!

  9. Allie-RX
    12 ditë më parë

    WWF = Sega Saturn WCW = PlayStation ECW = Nintendo 64?

  10. Allie-RX
    12 ditë më parë

    We're almost in the nWo and Attitude Eras!

  11. Saltine (Under The Mat Radio)
    Saltine (Under The Mat Radio)
    12 ditë më parë

    Sunny been with Six Guys 😂😂😂😂 Nothing more but the truth but keep multiplying it though.

  12. Erica & Nate
    Erica & Nate
    13 ditë më parë

    Johnson's trunks always end up giving him a wedgie lmfao why did he hitch em up so high lol

  13. Erica & Nate
    Erica & Nate
    13 ditë më parë

    These 2 wrestlers stories couldn't be more different in walker and armstrong yet they were in the same exact spot... Smh .... N I'll bet walker was happy with his and armstrong wasn't happy with his, interesting dichotomy...not so interesting match, however.... Lol

  14. JM1993951
    13 ditë më parë

    I voted for the Meltzer style average point system. But I do like the unopposed hour system. This should work out.

  15. JM1993951
    13 ditë më parë

    Goldust got a pretty decent match out of Warrior.

  16. Parry Mason
    Parry Mason
    13 ditë më parë

    LMAO....Bret 0.1

  17. Kyle Griffin
    Kyle Griffin
    14 ditë më parë

    Marc "The Snitch" Mero 😆👍

  18. Wits' End
    Wits' End
    15 ditë më parë

    Haha I remember Phineus' infatuation with Sunny so vividly. Good times.

  19. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    15 ditë më parë

    x2 jobbers on wcw

  20. Paul Jolly
    Paul Jolly
    15 ditë më parë

    Love this series but this episode was the best so far can’t wait til post Bash at the Beach episode

  21. A H
    A H
    15 ditë më parë

    Finally! Can't wait for WWF to finally become watchable.

  22. Erik Bailey
    Erik Bailey
    16 ditë më parë


  23. Daniel Tarczynski
    Daniel Tarczynski
    16 ditë më parë

    WCW was definitely portraying Scott Hall as having an association with WWF. It was a lot of subtext but they definitely wanted you to think that Hall was invading from the WWF. Regal's promo will definitely put that over and cement that. But I would also argue that from a legal perspective that it was buried in enough subtext and that Hall's Razor mannerisms were things he actually did in WCW in the early 90's.

  24. comfortablynumblbg
    16 ditë më parë

    Those kicks by Ahmed Johnson are straight up hilarious

  25. Patrick Peralta
    Patrick Peralta
    17 ditë më parë

    HBK and the Bulldog upset over the lights going out is stupid... mother nature acts like that sometimes big deal annoy yes it is but nothing to throw a fit over.

  26. William Davies
    William Davies
    17 ditë më parë

    The hart guy going through that door check out his mullet 😂😂😂😂😂.

  27. Jesse Salazar
    Jesse Salazar
    17 ditë më parë

    In my opinion this was the beginning of the attitude era of all wrestling period. If there was no NWO we wouldn't have DX, Hart Foundation, Austin, Rock etc

  28. Deadliest_V2
    17 ditë më parë

    Razor Ramon was by all time favorite wrestler. From his debut to his iconic Shawn Micheal matches. However not a huge fan of the golddust angle!!

  29. WWEPPVClassics
    17 ditë më parë

    Which event is more convoluted? WWF In Your House: Beware of Dog 1996 or WCW/nWo Halloween Havoc 1998, because of circumstances a natural disaster or going overtime and losing feed

  30. SCP- 343
    SCP- 343
    17 ditë më parë

    Larry Zybysko was my favorite commentator back then.

  31. WarlockX4
    17 ditë më parë

    I love how you sell your excitement for the almighty Glacier.

  32. Travis Tubbs
    Travis Tubbs
    17 ditë më parë


  33. Zakharan
    17 ditë më parë

    I waited months for this episode to drop to begin binge-watching the series thus far. Was not disappointed; good coverage, tight editing, smart calls on format changes. A definitive look at the MNW for sure. The commentary on Hogan/Leslie/Glacier cracks me up every time

  34. Blake Maquar
    Blake Maquar
    18 ditë më parë

    I didn't think the Stinger used that move before becoming "Crow" Sting. That is awesome that he did.

  35. hes900
    18 ditë më parë

    Powerslam of the week award should become a weekly feature.

  36. The86er
    18 ditë më parë

    I watched wcw over wwf because of the production quality was a lot better. I think the cameras were just better. Not to mention the nwo was cool. To me if I swapped channels it looked like I was going back in time or something. Why does nobody ever mention this?

  37. Buster Gutts
    Buster Gutts
    18 ditë më parë

    I was at this WWE event. I had set my vcr to record wcw and wwe. I didn’t know about Scott Hall’s invasion until I got back home. Wish I could have seen it live. They used the footage of when I was there for like the next 3 weeks.

  38. Mykal Wagner
    Mykal Wagner
    18 ditë më parë

    That was the moment I quit channel surfing and tuned into WCW!

  39. Mykal Wagner
    Mykal Wagner
    18 ditë më parë

    Glacier hype was overdone and short lived!

  40. David Sidney
    David Sidney
    18 ditë më parë

    Do a video on the life and career of Brodie Lee😩. A big fan of your work from Nigeria,Africa tho.

  41. Iron man
    Iron man
    18 ditë më parë

    "😂😂😂Botchy work"

  42. bennymac1313
    18 ditë më parë

    Sunny has been with 3 tag teams, 6 guys in the past week. 😏 yah sounds like Sunny

  43. illmerica
    18 ditë më parë

    Hey!! I'm in this video!! My appearance is at 25:29! Man, those were the good ol days!!!

  44. Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz
    18 ditë më parë

    Did the World Wrestling Federation recycle the Bob Orton Arm Injury Angle with Owen Hart?

  45. Eric McLaughlin
    Eric McLaughlin
    18 ditë më parë

    "Ahmed crashes through Bret 0.1, taking the door with him." I'm still trying to catch my breath! 🤣🤣🤣

  46. Sam Scott
    Sam Scott
    18 ditë më parë

    This wasn't convoluted at all to follow. Bios, you make it easy to follow. Can't wait to see what happens next now that the true opening shots in the wars have been fired!

  47. Bulgarian Daniel
    Bulgarian Daniel
    18 ditë më parë

    I think you're the only youtuber in which I know their entire weekly upload schedule For good reason too!

  48. Ronald Brown
    Ronald Brown
    18 ditë më parë

    Sunny : been w/3 tag teams and 6 guys in a week.... well, I guess that sounds about right 🤔 🤷🏾‍♂️

  49. AMP3083
    18 ditë më parë

    Imagine a Target employee walking into Walmart with their Target uniform and recreating that Scott Hall invasion. "You Walmart shoppers. You know who I am. You wanna buy stuff for lesser price. Well, you're gonna get it. Next month, 50% discount on all items."

  50. El Berno
    El Berno
    18 ditë më parë

    The Diamond Stud returns, a new Lucha sensation will be challenging Malenko and an Ice portal. 25 years removed, WCW are still blueballing me

  51. Peter Grantham
    Peter Grantham
    18 ditë më parë

    The 'point to Nitro if you'd keep watching' thing works.

  52. Sabu8000
    18 ditë më parë

    Sunny was hotter than the actual sun here.

  53. kakamesh
    18 ditë më parë

    Expecting WCW to win each episode for a year... The NWO is huge but also once the true cruiser weight division starts it will be an instant point each time.. then crow sting, Goldberg.. wow I'm literally reliving it all over again. What an incredible time to watch wrestling it was...

  54. scotty boi
    scotty boi
    18 ditë më parë

    The episode I been waiting for on reliving the war

  55. jugghead82
    18 ditë më parë

    Man I remember channel switching back in forth that Monday Night these episodes happened memories.

  56. Litho Freeman
    Litho Freeman
    18 ditë më parë

    I see Ahmed Johnson got robbed of "Slam of the Week" this week, in 20201

  57. DeVaughn Rutherford
    DeVaughn Rutherford
    18 ditë më parë

    What a time to be a wrestling fan!

  58. DeVaughn Rutherford
    DeVaughn Rutherford
    18 ditë më parë

    The starting birth of the outsiders/nwo

  59. Laconic MC
    Laconic MC
    18 ditë më parë

    Best channel on youtube

  60. tim Roberts
    tim Roberts
    18 ditë më parë

    "Whatever this is, its coming to WCW, and I cant wait to find out more next week." -Yes.

  61. Jonny White
    Jonny White
    18 ditë më parë

    Great video as always...I prefer watching these over watching the network

  62. CaptainBavaria
    18 ditë më parë

    19:30 six Guys in one Week, wasnt that a normal „Workrate“ for Sunny back then?

    19 ditë më parë

    Totally agree on Brad Armstrong, such a talented worker who deserved so much more.

  64. Chase Around The Bar
    Chase Around The Bar
    19 ditë më parë

    Alex Wright was a good hand

  65. Adrian Bentley
    Adrian Bentley
    19 ditë më parë

    Armstrong was one of the best.

    19 ditë më parë

    Here we go! Monday Night War has kicked off proper! Prepare for the best show on ALfirst to get even better 👍

  67. Aaron Lassen
    Aaron Lassen
    19 ditë më parë

    Another great vid. Oh the nostalgia.

  68. Delano arts
    Delano arts
    19 ditë më parë

    Awesome cant wait for this part of the wars

  69. Andrew Combs
    Andrew Combs
    19 ditë më parë

    The little addition to the beginning intro is why I love this channel. It's the small things :)

  70. Dorian Green
    Dorian Green
    19 ditë më parë


  71. James Saliture
    James Saliture
    19 ditë më parë

    Truly a landmark episode

  72. Jason Burrows
    Jason Burrows
    19 ditë më parë

    I enjoy it more when you have to pick one of the matches/promos even if they are both great or terrible!

  73. Jared Crabtree
    Jared Crabtree
    19 ditë më parë

    I’ve always loved Vinces commentary

  74. Osman Bonfim Costa
    Osman Bonfim Costa
    19 ditë më parë

    "Business is about to pick up!!!"

  75. bigbabyzubas
    19 ditë më parë

    Getting to the Good Parts!!!

  76. trustobey1016
    19 ditë më parë

    Scott Hall came in there like The Punisher, starting a war.

  77. Tommy Maguire
    Tommy Maguire
    19 ditë më parë

    Warrior decides to dance instead.....good man! Lol Class as always!

  78. Warren305
    19 ditë më parë

    Man this show format was such a good idea. I wish I thought of it. Looking forward to next week

  79. Andrew Nicholls
    Andrew Nicholls
    19 ditë më parë

    Love your bios...

  80. Nata Boy
    Nata Boy
    19 ditë më parë

    Looking forward to the next installment already 👏👏🤙

  81. Jacques Koen
    Jacques Koen
    19 ditë më parë

    Awesome series - thanks

  82. Lynn Reed
    Lynn Reed
    19 ditë më parë


  83. Tai Chi with Marcus
    Tai Chi with Marcus
    19 ditë më parë

    Thank you for doing this! I look forward to these every week. I was the perfect demographic when this came out and it's been great... Well... Reliving the War! And now we're here.

  84. Lou Pyzik
    Lou Pyzik
    19 ditë më parë

    Scott Hall coming through the crowd like that was mind blowing. That was the best call ever to have done. At the time, I knew he was, but it was Razor Ramon, not Scott Hall. I did not get the impression it was a take over, or invasion of WCW from the WWF, it was something else all together.

  85. Movies and Wrestling
    Movies and Wrestling
    19 ditë më parë

    Sad thing about these RAW vs. Nitro videos: They will end in 2001 when WCW went out of business.

  86. Fred Thomason
    Fred Thomason
    19 ditë më parë

    Ohhhh hell yeah! Were finally hitting the attitude era proper and I cant freaking wait!

  87. Sean Abbins
    Sean Abbins
    19 ditë më parë

    Let me say one thing to eulogize the pre-NWO period of the Monday Night Wars. It was an improvement on wrestling from the 1988-1995 period, let's not forget that. Had this show started earlier with a "WCW Saturday NIght vs. Superstars of Wrestling" reliving the war, we would appreciate the first year of the Monday Night wars a lot better. It really did step up the quality of wrestling on TV and there was enough good stuff to peak fan interest and reinvigorate interest in a somewhat lapsed fan, as I was at the time.

    1. Todd Sleezer
      Todd Sleezer
      19 ditë më parë

      Very good point. 93' was a low point for both companies.

  88. Terry Tidwell
    Terry Tidwell
    19 ditë më parë

    Great episode. The unopposed hour system seems perfect!

  89. Francis Mccormick
    Francis Mccormick
    19 ditë më parë

    Make a video on ultimo dragon plzzz

  90. RockaJabroni
    19 ditë më parë

    I love how u refer to wrestlers' genitals. 'The little phenom' 'the little warrior' lol

  91. The Boss Stage1
    The Boss Stage1
    19 ditë më parë

    3:37 !!! Worzel

  92. Mike Castleberry
    Mike Castleberry
    19 ditë më parë

    Its funny looking back and realizing the story of biggest angle in wrestling history went against "homophobia and toxic masculinity is good"

    1. Matthew Bowers
      Matthew Bowers
      19 ditë më parë

      But consent tho lol

  93. joseph danao
    joseph danao
    19 ditë më parë

    Would it not be more fair to do the last hour not the first since you cut out the main events

  94. Streifenkarl
    19 ditë më parë

    "the better moustached version of Bret Hart" I am dying...

  95. Streifenkarl
    19 ditë më parë

    26:02 These blind referees are basically like these porn videos, where a couple humps behind a counter, table or something out of sight and the third party is acting as if they wouldn't understand what was going on. xD

  96. Will Constantinople
    Will Constantinople
    19 ditë më parë

    So the WWF's only point is a match involving the catch-as-catch-can cardio king Ultimate Warrior!?!

    1. Todd Sleezer
      Todd Sleezer
      19 ditë më parë

      That says a lot about where the WWF was at that point... it also serves to highlight how quickly and impressively they turned it all around!

  97. Kevin2099ify
    19 ditë më parë

    I don't think Goldust was using the proper CPR procedures...

  98. Brandon Page
    Brandon Page
    19 ditë më parë

    When I first saw Hall coming down to the ring, from the crowd, i remember pointing him out to my lil bro, & going, "look, Razor Ramon"! Just like everybody else, I will always remember this night, though for years, i had long forgotten many of the matches, lol. The only other thing i remember from this night, was the whole Ahmed Johnson/Goldust thing. Can't wait for next week's episode!!

  99. Brian Rae
    Brian Rae
    19 ditë më parë

    We’re coming up to the birth of Austin 3:16!

    1. Todd Sleezer
      Todd Sleezer
      19 ditë më parë

      KoR 96!

  100. RG S
    RG S
    19 ditë më parë

    At 3:37 when there is a picture of the casket being opened, what is the name of the official guy between Briscoe and Bearer and is he the same man who wore glasses sometimes and was always part of the group of officials that would at times run out the ring and split up fights in that era?