Monday Warfare: RAW vs. NITRO – Episode 25 (7/1/96) Rockers Explode, Sunny Slopped, Disco Balls, More!
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Monday Warfare Returns! We continue the Monday Night War with July 1, 1996 RAW vs. NITRO. On WWF Raw, The Rockers Explode... AGAIN, when Shawn Michaels battles Marty Jannetty. Sunny gets SLOPPED, Goldust vs. Marc Mero, Ultimate Warrior Drama, Jerry Lawler rips on Jake Roberts, and the WWF tries their hands at a potential lesbian angle between Marlena & Sable. Then on Nitro, it's the Go-Home show to the Bash at the Beach PPV! Harlem Heat vs. The Steiners, Disco Inferno scores a creative victory while Mongo gets creative with a Haliburton, the Horsemen in 8-Man Tag action, Hall & Nash buy ringside seats, DDP loses his ring, Greg Valentine arrives to take on The Macho Man, Blood... still Running Cold. All of that, and so much more! Plus, we'll take a look into those pesky TV Ratings! Full list with time stamps below!
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- Christine Rosati Passes Away
- Barry Windham Returning / Ron Simmons Debuting
- Stone Cold's mangled lip
- An influx of WWF preliminary talent, featuring a plethora of ridiculous gimmicks as we talk Salvatore Sincere, Freddie Joy Floyd, TL Hopper, "The Pug" Alex Porteau, The Goon, and... WHO!?!
- Brian Pillman beats a Bushwhacker
- 45-Minute Battle between Duke "The Dumpster" Droese vs. Aldo Montoya!!!
- Brian Pillman suffers a setback with his ankle injury
- And you knew it was coming... ULTIMATE WARRIOR DRAMA begins (again), as the Warrior Man misses several house shows over the prior week of live events.
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 7/1/96 (00:22:23)
- THE ROCKERS EXPLODE... AGAIN!!! When WWF Champion Shawn Michaels takes on Marty Jannetty
- Jim Cornette shows up in the corner of Jannetty to further the HBK/Camp Cornette heat heading into In Your House: International Incident.
- Phineas Godwinn sees the light and SLOPS SUNNY!
- SummerSlam coming to Cleveland, OH
- Mankind vs. Duke "The Dumpster" Droese (in Duke's final match on Raw)
- Jerry Lawler lays into Jake Roberts hard on commentary, leading to a physical altercation
- Mankind takes out The Snake
- "Wildman" Marc Mero battles Goldust
- The WWF begins their own version of a potential "Lesbian" storyline between Marlena & Sable.
WCW MONDAY NITRO 7/1/96 (00:41:40)
- DDP says his Lord of the Ring... ring... has been STOLEN!
- Tag Champs Harlem Heat have a banger vs. The Steiner Brothers
- Col. Rob Parker aids the Harlem Heat, but WHY?
- Woman wants to tap Liz's assets...
- Our World is STILL About to Change. GLACIER IS COMING! Blood STILL Running Cold, for now...
- Disco Inferno gets creative in his win over Kurasawa when he uses a DISCO BALL as a weapon!
- Scott Riggs feels the BANG of DDP and the Diamond Cutter.
- A WrestleMania Rematch from 1988 when Greg "The Hammer" Valentine arrives in WCW to take on The Macho Man!
- Eric Bischoff Returns from his injuries at the hands of the Outsiders
- See what happens when it's time for "Hour Two" of Nitro and we're in the middle of a match... Macho Man & Greg Valentine rush to finish their match in time.
- WCW Champion The Giant vs. Big John Tenta
- Big Bubba shaves HALF the bears of Tenta to match his hair
- Rey Misterio Jr. Highlights
- Kevin Nash receives a name, as the Outsiders arrive with ringside seats!
- Hacksaw Duggan finds DDP's lost ring, and gives it back to him. (Boy does he give it to him!)
- 8-Man Tag - All Four Horsemen vs. Rock & Roll Express, The Renegade & Desperado Joe Gomez
- Hear what happens when Steve McMichael botches his interference in the finish and calls an audible... it's AIR HALIBURTON!
- The Landover Police Department escort the Outsiders from the arena as we head to Dayton for the Bash at the Beach and the big 6-Man Tag between Luger, Sting, & Macho vs. Hall, Nash, and a Mystery Man!
- I'll break down the realistic feel of parts of the invasion angle, while critiquing Bischoff & The Ousiders sell job during various segments throughout the night.
- Plus, Mean Gene Interviews The Horsemen, DDP, Dungeon of Doom, Hacksaw Duggan
- All of that, and I'll share the "REAL WINNER" here this week. Who had the better shoiw? I'll share my thoughts.
- AND OF COURSE, we take a look at the July 1, 1996 TV Ratings as Nitro has begun their reign of 83 Weeks on top!