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Monday Night War: December ’95

Monday Night War: December 1995

December 4th:
WCW Nitro: 2.4
WWF RAW: 2.6

Nitro Notes:
Charles Barkley appeared on the Nitro broadcast associating himself with Ric Flair. The main event for the night saw Lex Luger continue to get the better of WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage by disqualification.

RAW Notes:
WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon beat Dean Douglas in a featured bout. Marty Jannetty fought Psycho Sid to a no contest after the 1-2-3 Kid got involved. Also on the show, King Mabel showed off Undertaker’s casket, which was vandalized by himself and Sir Mo. An announcement was made where Shawn Michaels was given a poor prognosis regarding a return to the ring.

December 11th:
WCW Nitro: 2.6

WWF RAW: 2.5

Nitro Notes:
Hulk Hogan and Sting defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson in a big tag team main event. During a post match brawl involving the Dungeon of Doom and baby faces, Sting accidentally hit Randy Savage causing more tension amongst them.

RAW Notes:
WWF World Champion Bret Hart defeated Bob Backlund by disqualification in a non-title bout. Interesting note, a young Jeff Hardy lost to Owen Hart on this broadcast.

December 18th:
WCW Nitro: 2.7

WWF RAW: 2.3

Nitro Notes:
WWF Women’s Champion Alundra Blayze made her shocking debut by jumping ship from the WWF with the championship. Blayze dumped the belt in the trash can in a moment that is still remembered by wrestling fans. Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero, while the Giant defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage by disqualification in two noteworthy matches.

RAW Notes:
A rather uneventful show saw WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon defeat Yokozuna by count out. Undertaker caused Yokozuna to run to the backstage area after bringing a casket to the ring. Ramon continued to get letters from Goldust, but refused to reveal what the letters included.

December 25th:
WCW Nitro: 2.5


Nitro Notes:
Nitro went unopposed on Christmas and put on a anticipated title match between WCW World Heavyweight Champion Randy Savage and Ric Flair which saw Flair win by disqualification. Savage and Sting continued to have their issues as they slapped each other following the match.

Bob’s Breakdown:
Both WCW and WWF continue to put on the same shows with nothing new really developing. If you notice, WWF are doing some of the same feuds they did back in late 1994 with Hart/Backlund mini feud and Taker/Yoko.

Fans appeared to like WCW repetitive angles more than they enjoyed WWF’s. WWF continued to lose their fans on a consistent basis to close out the year. Considering their issues with keeping up in the ratings, having WCW put on a show unopposed on Christmas, which still got a 2.5, could only mean that things are just going to get worst for them.

Now, it is time to look at the first complete year of the War! One company dominates the other…

Thanks for reading.

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