Monday Warfare: RAW vs. NITRO – Episode 26 (7/8/96) Sid Returns, Warrior Exits, Misterio Wins WCW Gold!
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Coming off the 1996 Bash at the Beach, WCW Nitro focuses on the HEEL TURN OF HULK HOGAN! Plus, Rey Misterio defeats Dean Malenko for the Cruiserweight Title, Sting vs. Arn Anderson, Psicosis makes his Nitro debut vs. Eddy Guerrero, The Outsiders show up, and a whole lot more! Meanwhile, over on Raw... We say goodbye to the Ultimate Warrior (who battles Owen Hart), while we welcome back SYCHO SID! Plus, a slobber knocker featuring Savio Vega vs. Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, and the Godwinns face Vader & The British Bulldog!
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Coming off the 1996 Bash at the Beach, WCW Nitro focuses on the HEEL TURN OF HULK HOGAN! Plus, Rey Misterio defeats Dean Malenko for the Cruiserweight Title, Sting vs. Arn Anderson, Psicosis makes his Nitro debut vs. Eddy Guerrero, The Outsiders show up, the Steiners tangle with the Nasties, and a whole lot more! Meanwhile, over on Raw... We say goodbye to the Ultimate Warrior as he takes on Owen Hart, while we welcome back the returning SYCHO SID! Plus, a slobber knocker featuring Savio Vega vs. Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw, and the Godwinns face Vader & The British Bulldog!
- SummerSlam setting sales records
- Barry Windham headed in
- Bret Hart's contract expires
- The 1-2-3 Kid's future up in the air
- Basil DeVito back
- A potential return for Jesse "The Body" Ventura"?
- Who is this Mark Henry fellow?
- Dale Torborg has his eyes on the WWF
- The Ultimate Warrior suspended pending an appearance bond.
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 7/8/96 (00:11:45)
- Gorilla Monsoon has an ultimatum for the Warrior Man
- The Ultimate Warrior battles Owen Hart in what will mark the Warrior's final televised WWF match
- Camp Cornette take out the Warrior
- Savio Vega vs. Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw in an old school slobberknocker
- Vader & The British Bulldog battle the Godwinns
- Henry Godwinn holds his own with Vader!
- With the Warrior now suspended, Shawn Michaels & Ahmed Johnson find themselves a new partner for the upcoming In Your House PPV in the likes of a returning SYCHO SID! (and Jim Cornette loses his mind)
- We look at the masterful booking/editing that went into last minute production to fix the issues involving the Warrior being "out" and Sid being "in".
WCW NEWS (00:38:16)
- Blood Runs Cold is no single character
- Bobsledder, Chip Minton
- Keiji Mutoh sighting!
- WCW offers The British Bulldog a contract, the WWF counteroffers
- Ted Dibiase headed in
- Rumblings of a potential Chris Jericho hiring
- WCW BASH AT THE BEACH 1996 RESULTS, featuring the HEEL TURN OF HULK HOGAN!
WCW MONDAY NITRO 7/8/96 (00:47:00)
- While the Olympics take over Turner's production team, Nitro comes to us from Disney/MGM's outdoor venue
- Schiavone & Zbyszko talk the traitor Hulk Hogan (as does the rest of the WCW roster throughout the entire broadcast)
- Rey Misterio Jr. defeats Dean Malenko to capture the Cruiserweight Championship
- The Blue Bloods of Steve Regal & Dave Taylor face Big Bubba & Hugh Morris of the Dungeon
- John Tenta isn't done with Big Bubba
- Psicsosis makes his Nitro debut vs. Eddy Guerrero
- Mean Gene talks to Kevin Sullivan & WCW Champion the Giant about the Horsemen, the Outsiders, and Hogan's turn
- The Steiner Brothers face the Nasty Boys in a #1 contender match for a shot at WCW Tag Champs Harlem Heat
- The Nasties tease jumping to the nWo
- Col. Rob Parker & Sherri wreak havoc on the tag division
- Eric Bischoff reemerges after no-showing Bash at the Beach and has a good explanation... Well, he has an explanation
- A jacked up Jimmy Powers takes on the NEW U.S. Champion Ric Flair in perhaps the biggest match of Powers' career
- Craig "Pitbull" Pittman proves to be impressive in a short match vs. Chris Benoit
- Teddy Long gets TOO involved on Pittman's behalf.
- Sting faces Arn Anderson in the Nitro main event as the Outsiders arrive!
- Sting & Randy Savage have final words for Hulk Hogan... Brother!
- Mean Gene speaks to Hall & Nash to close the show, promising that HULK HOGAN WILL BE HERE NEXT WEEK!!!
- 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 8, 1996 TV Ratings as Nitro blows Raw out of the water following the heel turn of Hulk Hogan!