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Monday Night War Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

20 Episodes 2014 - 2015

Episode 1

The War Begins

Fri, Aug 22, 2014 60 mins

Media mogul Ted Turner launches WCW Monday Nitro in direct competition against Vince McMahon and WWE's Monday Night Raw. Eric Bischoff helps World Championship Wrestling rise to national prominence and ignites a prime-time power struggle from which only one can survive.

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Episode 2

The Rise of the NWO

Tue, Aug 26, 2014 60 mins

Top WWE talents Scott Hall and Kevin Nash crossed enemy lines for new roles with WCW, joining Hulk Hogan to form the villainous "New World Order." The anti-heroes propelled Nitro on an 84-week winning streak over Monday Night Raw in the ratings.

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Episode 3

Embracing a New Attitude

Wed, Aug 27, 2014 60 mins

With his back against the wall, Vince McMahon commands a company-wide change in direction that shifts the Monday-night tide towards Raw. As the bar is raised, WWE draws criticism for their edgy new product, while WCW is forced to counter-attack.

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Episode 4

A New D-Generation

Tue, Sep 2, 2014 60 mins

Fed up with life on the losing end of the ratings, Shawn Michaels and Triple H buck tradition and make Raw a more contemporary, realistic product. Pulling back the curtain, the D-Generation X stars bring their humor and hijinks to the prime-time stage.

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Episode 5

Have a Nice Day!

Tue, Sep 9, 2014 60 mins

Mick Foley's unorthodox style got him released from WCW, but made him a legend in the years that followed. In a tale of blood, sweat and socks, Foley emerged as an unlikely hero and his passion and perseverance was just what Raw needed to boost ratings.

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Episode 6

The Hart of War

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 60 mins

Once the proud face of WWE, Bret Hart found himself being phased out of Raw's evolving Attitude Era in favor of rival Shawn Michaels. Signing with WCW, Hart's final night as Vince McMahon's champion would forever change the fate of both organizations.

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Episode 7

The War Gets Extreme

Tue, Sep 23, 2014 60 mins

While WWE and WCW battled in prime time, Extreme Championship Wrestling was building a cult following. Paul Heyman's hardcore, underground promotion sent shockwaves across sports entertainment and triggered change in the industry's top two organizations.

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Episode 8

The Austin Era Has Begun

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 60 mins

Pioneering WWE's Attitude Era as the new face of an anti-establishment upswing, Steve Austin scratched, kicked and clawed his way to the top on his own terms. Austin's on-screen rivalry with Mr. McMahon ultimately led Raw past Nitro in the ratings war.

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Episode 9

Flight of the Cruiserweights

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 60 mins

In an effort to break from tradition and differentiate themselves from WWE, WCW signed unique talents from around the world to develop their own cruiserweight division. The result was a high-flying group of stars that would lift Nitro's ratings past Raw.

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Episode 10

Who's Next

Tue, Oct 21, 2014 60 mins

From relative obscurity, Bill Goldberg's dominance and infectious intensity gave WCW a homegrown talent that helped carry the company in the face of WWE's building momentum. His meteoric rise and undefeated reign atop WCW was not without its decline, but World Championship Wrestling struck gold in a pro-football player turned sports entertainment megastar.

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Episode 11

Monday Night Jericho

Tue, Oct 28, 2014 60 mins

Burdened with cruiserweight labels, Chris Jericho made a name for himself with a unique blend of talent, creativity, and desire. After crossing enemy lines in a surprising defection, Jericho would leave an indelible impact on both WWE and WCW.

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Episode 12

The War Gets Electrified

Tue, Nov 4, 2014 60 mins

After a rocky start in WWE, a third-generation superstar would tap into his real personality and help shift the Monday-night tide. With skills on the mat and on the microphone, The Rock's creativity and charisma made him one of the ring's biggest names.

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Episode 13

Divas Gone Wild

Tue, Nov 18, 2014 30 mins

As WWE and WCW broke traditions and pushed the envelope to get a ratings edge, the expansion of female personalities in both companies would forever change perceptions and gender roles in sports entertainment.

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Episode 14

The War Goes Mainstream

Tue, Nov 25, 2014 60 mins

WWE and WCW incorporated celebrities into their programming with decisions that would ultimately decide the fate of each company. Sports Entertainment became a recognized mainstream attraction on Mondays, and its superstars became celebrities in their own right.

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Episode 15

Foundations of War

Tue, Dec 2, 2014 60 mins

In an era of shifting loyalties, Sting and Undertaker would anchor their respective Monday-night franchises and evolve their characters in order to stay atop their rosters during sports entertainment's most competitive and prosperous years.

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Episode 16

Building an Army

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 60 mins

It takes an army to win a war, and both WCW and WWE were developing a deep roster in order to emerge victorious. The competition between the two companies made household names of previously unknown talents, but one leader and one vision would be required to be named sports entertainment's crowned champion.

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Episode 17

The Kliq

Tue, Dec 16, 2014 60 mins

A passion for wrestling and a collection of abrasive personalities formed an exclusive backstage bond in five superstars who would all go on to buck tradition and propel both WWE and WCW to new heights amidst controversy and an ever-lasting friendship.

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Episode 18

Mistakes on the Battlefield

Tue, Dec 23, 2014 60 mins

Ric Flair was WCW's favorite son, but egos would clash as Eric Bischoff's reign would do away with tradition.

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Episode 19

The Fall of WCW

Tue, Jan 6, 2015 30 mins

World Championship Wrestling searched for answers in the face of Raw's rising momentum, but politics, mergers and questionable decisions ultimately doomed the franchise. Eric Bischoff and ex-WWE writer Vince Russo could not stop WCW's slow demise.

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Episode 20

Life After Wartime

Tue, Jan 13, 2015 120 mins

Vince McMahon emerged victorious in the Monday Night War, but questions remained as to what the future held for his company as talents new and old began to cross enemy lines.

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