Coming in hot from a short stint on the sidelines, the MNS boys are back with another dose of 90s nostalgia. This time we’re reviewing week 15 of The Monday Night Wars, as the run up to Christmas ’95 continues apace.
Raw held their festive bash the night before this episode aired in the shape of box office blow out, In Your House 5: Season’s Beatings. The sluggishness that typically follows company Christmas shindigs was evident here as Vince McMang and the gang served up a show that smelled worse than a Brother Love’s couch cushions after sprout-heavy turkey dinner. Hear our thoughts on the obituary of the definitely-not-dead Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker’s attempt to steal a soul and a surprise win for a Ric Flair rip off.
Meanwhile, on Nitro, the festive spirit is not lost as the omni-grafting Mean Gene yearns for a well-earned Egg Nog, while the charitable Mongo marks the season of giving by gifting pal William ‘The Refrigerator’ Perry a prominent part in the Christmas production. In the ring, the real Ric Flair puts on a stellar performance, there’s a customary chunk of Hulk Hogan-inspired chaos and a strategically placed waste-paper basket gets stuffed with WWF gold in an infamous Wars moment.