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Monday Warfare: The Battles Within – Episode 18 (4/29 & 5/6/96)
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An admittedly inebriated Ray Russell is joined by Steven Eckstat in this edition of Monday Warfare to discuss another TWO WEEKS of the Monday Night War between WWF Raw vs. WCW Nitro.
P.S. Sorry for any slurring in the second half of the show... I'll admit I was downing some cold ones and they were tasting good on this night.
- HULK HOGAN GONE... for a while. Things should pick up without the Hulkster hogging the spotlight.
- The latest on Brian Pillman's auto accident and injuries
- The Eric Bischoff/Johnny B. Badd saga continues
- John Tenta working without a contract
WCW Monday Nitro 4/29/96 (00:15:36)
- There's a time change due to the NBA Playoffs on TNT
- Tag Champs Sting & Lex Luger defends against Harlem Heat
- The Steiners have a hoss fight with Scott Norton & Ice Train
- Ric Flair taunts the Macho Man with Liz's money
- OUR WORLD IS ABOUT TO CHANGE... BLOOD RUNS COLD!!!
- Steve Regal takes on Belfast Bruiser (Fit Finlay) IN A WILD PARKING LOT STREET FIGHT!
- THE GIANT defeats Ric Flair for WCW World Heavyweight Championship!
WWF NEWS (00:49:38)
- IYH 7 "Good Friends, Better Enemies" Results & Fallout
- Diesel & Razor Ramon gone from TV
WWF Monday Night Raw 4/29/96 (00:54:03)
- Exclusive footage from after the IYH PPV when Davey Boy Smith confronts HBK
- Mankind faces Bart Gunn
- Bart Gunn meets Mankind again, in the locker room!
- "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. the future Scotty Too Hotty
- Savio Vega issues a POOBLIC Challenge to Steve Austin for a Strap Match
- The British Bulldog has a bone to pick with the homewrecker, Shawn Michaels
- The Godwinns vs. The New AND IMPROVED Rockers in a #1 Contenders Match
- Jim Ross in the BOWELS of the building talks to Mankind
- The Ultimate Warrior tangles with Isaac Yankem, DDS
- Raw ties its second-highest rating to date while Nitro's ratings plummet after being moved to 7pm est for the NBA Playoffs.
MORE WCW NEWS (01:23:33)
- Dean Malenko, new Cruiserweight Champion
- Finlay leaves WCW... For now
- Mike Enos arrives in WCW
- WCW bringing back the Lethal Lottery, with lazy booking
- Big Bubba (Ray Traylor) changes his gimmick... AGAIN
- Newcomer Billy Kidman is getting noticed
WCW Monday Nitro 5/6/96 (01:30:08)
- The Macho Man goes nuts on Hugh Morrus AND Referee Randy Eller!!! Classic crazy Randy Savage here.
- RIP Ray "Crippler" Stevens
- Dean Malenko battles Jushin Thunder Liger!
- We discuss Kevin Sullivan's booking strategies of the time and the mistakes that were made.
- It would seem Ric Flair is more concerned with the ladies than his WCW Title loss last week
- Did I mention... Blood Runs Cold!?
- Sting takes on Parking Lot Street Fight Champion Steven Regal
- Lex Luger misses his title match and "HACKSAW" Jim Duggan steps in to challenge WCW Champion the Giant
- As the Giant takes out the WCW locker room, Ric Flair and Sting take their shot at putting down the 7 foot Champ before LEX LUGER FINALLY SHOWS UP!!!
- Best friend and Tag Team partner Sting confronts the questionable whereabouts of Lex Luger prior to the end of the show.
WWF NEWS (02:17:27)
- WWF headed to Kuwait
- The Ultimate Warrior's "DESTRUCITY"
WWF Monday Night Raw 5/6/96 (02:20:38)
- More love for the late Ray Stevens
- Marc Mero battles the 1-2-3 Kid, with HHH at ringside
- Sean Waltman's injuries and concussion history
- An "Ex-wife of a former pro wrestler" claims Shawn Michaels wrecked her marriage
- Fatu tries to make a difference when he takes on The British Bulldog
- The Samoan Gangsta Party arrive to slang crack on the streets of the WWF
- Tag Champs The Body Donnas face Tekno Team 2000
- Jim Ross talks to Jim Cornette & Vader about Yokozuna's return
- Goldust gooses Paul Bearer AND Owen Hart
- The Undertaker meets Owen Hart
- Taker has a special golden casket prepared for Goldust at the next IYH
- Even without going head to head during the NBA Playoffs, Raw beats Nitro in the largest margin of victory to date. We discuss the 7pm timeslot not working for WCW, but there's hope right around the corner.
WARNING: Sorry for the slurring in the second half of the show... I'll admit I was downing some beers and they were tasting good.