Looking at how wrestling heating up in modern times with the sellout drawn by the All In event set for Labor Day weekend. In many ways wrestling not only goes through periods of prosperity it also has periods of extreme weakness much like it had during the mid 1990's. However, things begin to change September 1995 when the WCW debuted a brand new Primetime show called Nitro which would go head to head with Monday Night Raw. Things wouldn't pick up right away though as it was business as usual until May 1996 when things would really begin to change and all it took was one challenge. Now don't get me wrong most fans don't know that match between The Mauler & Steve Doll was actually a historic moment in wrestling because it was during that match when Scott Hall made his return to WCW.
The story is known that the NWO angle was something Eric Bischoff came up with after seeing a similar story come together in Japan. The only thing that most people don't under is that even though Eric came up with the idea is that he needed the right people to make it work and things just came together incredibly. Though his first run with the company didn't go very well and that is really understatement to be fair, but this time around it was very different. Following his departure the first time he headed to the WWF and would tap into the gimmick he would be famous for as Razor Ramon and this would actually be one of the reason his return would be so important.
One promo, One challenge, One moment changed everything and gave the wrestling world a spring board moment. The spring board moment in question started with four little words "You Want a War?" and that changed everything. Over the course of the next few weeks we will be looking back at the beginning of the Monday Night Wars.