From the Wrestling Bios YouTube channel, "Reliving The War" is an ongoing series looking at the WWF Raw vs WCW Nitro weekly TV Ratings battle. Each upload looks at a specific week of the "Monday Night War" with match and promo analysis.
Reliving The War Episode 70 - February 10th 1997
Reliving The War Episode 70 - February 10th 1997
Thursday Raw Thursday takes place this week while Nitro takes place on Monday as usual. Shawn Michaels loses his smile this week and the WWF main event picture is tuned upside down. Shawn decides to forfeit the WWF Championship, meaning the Final Four match later in the week will be for the title. Matches on Raw include Bret Hart vs Vader and Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Vader.
On Nitro, Roddy Piper makes an appearance while Hulk Hogan addresses his Superbrawl VII opponent via satellite. Piper warns Hogan about what's going to happen at the Pay Per View while Hulk tells Roddy he won't have anywhere to hide in the Cow Palace. Debra and Steve McMichael continue to have problems, The Outsiders step into the ring, and Randy Anderson also makes a plea to Eric Bischoff in regards to his job.
Reliving The War Episode 69 - February 3rd 1997
WWF Raw goes to a 2 hour format tonight and so the format of Reliving The War also changes. Instead of scoring head to head matches, the whole shows are taken into consideration and the winner of each weekly battle will be whoever had the better overall Monday Night.
The WWF presents "Royal Rumble Raw" from the Toronto Skydome. Last week, Vince McMahon promised the Royal Rumble match would be showin in it's entirety but this didn't happen... clips were shown instead. Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels have another in-ring interview with Vince McMahon, and elsewhere on the show The Undertaker teams up with Ahmed Johnson to do battle with Mankind and Faarooq. On WCW Monday Nitro, Roddy Piper makes an appearance and he let's fans know if he's going to wrestle Hollywood Hogan at Superbrawl VII. Chris Benoit vs Konnan and Jeff Jarrett vs Steve McMichael also takes place on TNT.
Reliving The War Episode 68 - January 27th 1997
WCW's Clash of the Champions and nWo Souled Out shows are in the books. Hollywood Hogan is still WCW Champion, but the Hulkster gets a surprise this week when the WCW Board of Directors send a message into Monday Nitro. Hulk's Superbrawl opponent gets announced, and his WCW title will be on the line at the Pay Per View. Elsewhere on Nitro, The Four Horsemen claim to be united once again but Chris Benoit & Woman have some issues with The Taskmaster towards the end of the show.
On WWF Raw, Vince McMahon conducts an interview with Shawn Michaels and the "Final Four". Bret Hart tells Shawn Michaels that he better stay heatlhy in the run-up to WrestleMania 13 while Steve Austin, Vader and Undertaker also look forward to In Your House 13 and the Final Four matchup. Vader and Mankind team up to take on The Godwinns in the main event of Raw.
Reliving The War Episode 67 - January 20th 1997
Reliving The War takes a look at the WWF vs WCW "Monday Night War" that took place from the mid-90s to early 2000s. Each and every segment of WWF Raw and WCW Nitro gets compared to find out which show was really the best.
A great episode of Raw this week opens up with Bret Hart dropping a bombshell on Vince McMahon and the WWF; Bret is quitting the company. After what happened at the Royal Rumble, Bret feels he's getting screwed over by HBK, Stone Cold, Vince McMahon and the WWF itself. Gorilla Monsoon comes up with a resolution to entice Bret back - The Final Four match.
On Nitro, Hulk Hogan gets prepared for his match against The Giant at nWo Souled Out. Lex Luger, meanwhile, gets ready to take on Scott Hall at Clash of the Champions the following night. Both Scott Hall and Lex Luger are in action tonight as Harlem Heat battle Luger & Hall in separate matchups.
Reliving The War Episode 66 - January 13th 1997
WCW presents a live show this week from the New Orleans Superdome while the WWF presents a taped broadcast from Albany, New York. On Nitro, Diamond Dallas Page makes his decision regarding the New World Order and the advances of Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. Hollywood Hulk Hogan has his first WCW Nitro match since April 1996, and the issues with the Four Horsemen reaches a boiling point.
On WWF Raw, we're days away from the 1997 Royal Rumble. Shawn Michaels and Sycho Sid cut promos from San Antonio, Texas, Davey Boy Smith takes on Rocky Maivia, and The Undertaker wrestles in the main event.
Reliving The War Episode 65 - January 6th 1997
The first WWF Raw vs WCW Nitro battle of 1997!
WCW Nitro features Harlem Heat vs The Amazing French Canadians, Psychosis vs Rey Mysterio Jr. and Arn Anderson vs Jeff Jarrett. On WWF Raw, Bret Hart faces Vader in the main event of the evening. Shawn Michaels provides commentary for Bret's match, and this gives Sid a chance to cause havoc backstage.
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Great for any 90s wrestling fan
I was a huge wrestling fan in the 90s and early 2000s. I came across the Wrestling Bios channel and shortly after I subscribed this series started. Really great to see a week by week comparison of WWF(WWE)/WCW. I came here from YouTube just for the extra bonus podcasts. The narrorator has a great voice for videos/podcasts, and is very knowledgeable. It’s an enjoyable series and a great way to relive some nostalgia.