Raw Is War:
This was the first episode of a revamped Raw, featuring new music, graphics and set.
Rocky Maivia vs. Tony Roy:
Bit distracting due to Bob Backlund screaming on a mic in the arena.
Pierroth Jr., Heavy Metal, and Pentagon vs. Latin Lover, Hector Garza, and Octagon:
Decent match, but it seemed like WWF really didn’t care about this match, as they spent it talking about Chyna, followed up with a Brian Pillman promo where he teases saying really salacious things on Shotgun Saturday Night at midnight when all those sanctimonious censors are sound asleep, and at the end of the match Vince calls them matadors rather than luchadores.
Ahmed Johnson vs. Roy Raymond:
Decent squash match.
Miguel Perez vs. Leif Cassidy:
Not a great match, these guys didn’t seem to have that much chemistry.
New Blackjacks vs. Owen Hart and British Bulldog:
Match would end via DQ, as Bulldog got DQed.
Billy Gunn vs. Aldo Montoya:
Basic squash match, Honky Toni Man was on commentary, as he continues his search for his potential protege.
Goldust vs. Tim McNeany:
Decent squash match.
Mankind and Vader vs. Sycho Sid and Undertaker:
Sid and Taker would lose after Sid powerbombed Taker, proving that they could not co-exist.
Jeff Jarrett and Steve McMichael vs. High Volage:
Mongo won with a Tombstone?
Prince Iaukea vs. Squire David Taylor for the WCW World Television Championship:
Decent match, Taylor is no longer wearing his safari gear or whatever the hell he’s been wearing in the ring lately.
Eddie Guerrero vs. Jim Powers:
Dean Malenko was on commentary for this match.
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Sgt. Craig Pittman:
The most notable thing here was the lights going out during DDP’s post match interview with Mean Gene.
Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Galaxy:
Lex Luger, Giant, and Steiner Bros vs. Greg Valentine, Roadblock, and Amazing French Canadians:
Ultimo Dragon vs. Juventud Guerrera:
Chris Jericho vs. Scotty Riggs:
Buff Bagwell would interfere here.
Kevin Sullivan vs. Hardbody Harrison:
Sullivan would beat up Harrison all over the Spring Break venue and he and Jacqueline would grow Harrison into the pool surrounding the ring.
The show would end with an NWO promo and apparently Public Enemy and Harlem Heat were meant to main event, but folks, they ran out of time!
Overall, both shows were certainly interesting, they were never boring. Nitro’s Spring Break venue was a really cool venue, and Raw’s re-invention would work out for the best. I would say that Raw was probably the better show.
On to the Nightly.