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Monday Night War: November ’95

Monday Night War: November 1995

November 6th:
WCW Nitro: 2.0
WWF RAW: 2.6

Nitro Notes:
Sting got a measure of revenge on Ric Flair by beating Flair by submission after fans voted to see the match take place. Eddie Guerrero defeated Chris Benoit as well.

RAW Notes:
Davey Boy Smith pinned Marty Jannetty after a running power slam. Jerry Lawler and Isaac Yankeem defeated Bret Hart and Hakushi by disqualification.

November 13th:

WCW Nitro: 2.0
WWF RAW: 2.6

Nitro Notes: Lex Luger viciously attacked Randy Savage’s arm, Chris Benoit defeated Kensuke Sasaki, Eddie Guerrero and Johnny B. Badd fought to a ten minute time limit and Sting pinned Dean Malenko in the main event.

RAW Notes:
Psycho Sid defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon in a non-title match. 1-2-3 Kid officially turned heel by screwing Ramon over. Kid joined the Million Dollar Corporation.

November 20th:
WCW Nitro: 2.5

WWF RAW: 2.3

Nitro Notes:
The first ever match between Hulk Hogan and Sting took place on this edition of Nitro. The bout ended in no contest after nine minutes. They fought of the Dungeon of Doom after Giant choke slammed Savage. Eddie Guerrero pinned Horsemen member Brian Pillman who was filling in for Ric Flair.

RAW Notes:
The highlight of the broadcast was a Shawn Michaels/Owen Hart contest that ended in a no contest after Michaels collapsed after being kicked in the head. Former WWF World Champion Diesel hinted at a heel turn after attacking Savio Vega and Skip during their match. Diesel was happy to no longer being a corporate puppet.

November 27th:
WCW Nitro: 2.5

WWF RAW: 2.3

Nitro Notes:
The show heavily centered around the controversy centered around the World War III battle royal that happened the previous night. Hogan tried to prove that he was never eliminated and thus should wrestle Randy Savage for the belt. However, they both were attacked by Giant who choke slammed Savage. Hogan fought Giant off with a chair. Sting and Lex Luger defeated Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman in the featured match for the show. Hulk Hogan also competed, defeating Hugh Morrus.

RAW Notes: the Undertaker pinned Sir Mo in the main event of the evening. The show saw the return of the Brother Love segment after four years of being off television. Bret Hart was the guest and was eventually attacked by former WWF World Champion Bob Backlund who put the chicken wing submission on Hart.

Bob’s Breakdown:
A weak 2.0 rating for the Flair/Sting showdown showed me that the feud was starting to become stale. Of course, that wouldn’t stop WCW from pairing those two dozens of times over the course of the War with WWF.

The first two weeks of November saw WCW put on better well rounded shows but they didn’t win the war on those nights. The Shawn Michaels/Owen Hart angle didn’t win the ratings that night but that would be wishful thinking since WCW put on Hogan/Sting to combat RAW.

A lot of people say that Hogan wasn’t a draw in 1995, which may be true for house shows. But, whenever he competes on television Nitro seemingly always comes out on top. WCW is really using the name power they have to their advantage. They also happen to have a very good young under card cast while WWF has a under card full of odd ball characters.

Who will close out 1995 on top of the ratings?

Thanks for reading.

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