Monday Warfare: RAW vs. NITRO – Episode 27 (7/15/96) HEEL Hulk Hogan Debuts, Guerrero vs. Benoit, Sid Arrives!
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It's the Monday Night War for the week of July 15, 1996 as HULK HOGAN makes his first appearance since his HEEL TURN at Bash at the Beach! Plus, Eddy Guerrero battles Chris Benoit, The Outsiders take advantage of missing WCW stars, Malenko vs. Kidman, Steiners vs. Norton & Train, Fire & Ice Explodes! Then on Raw, Sycho Sid arrives to counter Camp Cornette, HBK & Ahmed Johnson defend their respective titles against Sunny's Smoking Gunns, and the Raw debut of TL Hopper when he takes on "Wildman" Marc Mero!
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It's the Monday Night War for the week of July 15, 1996 as HULK HOGAN makes his first appearance since his HEEL TURN at Bash at the Beach! Plus, Eddy Guerrero battles Chris Benoit, The Outsiders take advantage of missing WCW superstars, it's Malenko vs. Kidman, Steiners vs. Norton & Train, Fire & Ice Explodes, & more! Then on Raw, Sycho Sid arrives to counter Camp Cornette, HBK & Ahmed Johnson defend their respective titles against Sunny's Smoking Gunns, and the Raw debut of TL Hopper!
- Hunter Hearst Helmsley gets a new contract
- The 1-2-3 Kid Released from the WWF
- More Syndication issues cause the WWF to rely more on Cable TV
- Kevin Kelly arrives
- The WWF pulling out of the city of Boston due to high costs
- The WWF restructuring contracts to prevent more defections to WCW
- Raymond Rougeau preparing for an in-ring return
- RAW Taping Dark Matches
- The latest on the Ultimate Warrior, and the Warrior Man's Drama!
WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW 7/15/96 (00:13:24)
- It's the go-home show to In Your House "International Incident"
- TL Hopper makes his Raw debut vs. "Wildman" Marc Mero
- Stone Cold has words for the Wildman before their PPV rematch
- Sable receives a gift from Goldust & Marlena, as the mind games continue
- Tag Team Champions The Smoing Gunns split up into singles competition this week to try their hands at some singles gold
- Double the Gunns means double the Sunny!
- First, Bart Gunn challenges Ahmed Johnson for the IC Title
- Then, Billy Gunn goes one-on-one with WWF Champion Shawn Michaels
- Camp Cornette attempt a surprise attack against Ahmed & HBK leading to the return of SYCHO SID, who SMASHES HIS CAR in classic Sid fashion as he tries to get at Corny and crew.
WCW MONDAY NITRO 7/15/96 (00:29:23)
- WCW stars are Missing in Action as the nWo's arrival is looming!
- The Steiners take on Scott Norton & Ice Train one more time!
- Fire & Ice Explode!
- Dean Malenko battles up & comer Billy Kidman
- Glacier, continues to run cold.
- Kevin Greene in search of Steve McMichael, but will he find him before NFL training camp begins?
- Col. Robert Parker spreading himself thin
- WCW Tag Champs Harlem Heat battle Rough & Ready (Slater & Enos)
- Madusa vs. Malia Hosaka
- The Outsiders take over with use of bed sheets!
- Arn Anderson meets Meng!
- Debra McMichael Promos = Money
- EDDY GUERRERO BATTLES CHRIS BENOIT!
- TV Champion Lex Luger goes up against Big Bubba, no trubba
- HOLLYWOOD HULK HOGAN MAKES HIS FIRST APPEARANCE SINCE HIS HEEL TURN AT BASH AT THE BEACH, CUTTINGONE HELL OF A PROMO, BROTHER!!!
- All of that, and I'll share the "REAL WINNER" here this week. Who had the better show? I'll share my thoughts.
- AND OF COURSE, we take a look at the July 15, 1996 TV Ratings as Hulk Hogan makes his first appearance on Nitro after turning heel.