SCG Radio #123 - The Monday Night War in May 1999


Join Liam O'Rourke, Karl Jones and Kieran O'Rourke as we return to the Oaken Table for the latest installment of the Monday Night War Timeline! Tackling every episode of Raw and Nitro this month, we look at all the backstage stories in the WWF and WCW with notes from the Wrestling Observer and Pro Wrestling Torch newsletters of the time. Of course, the biggest news story of all is the tragic passing of Owen Hart at the Over The Edge pay-per-view, and we talk about the show, the incident, Raw is Owen, the immediate fallout, the media coverage, the WWF's decision to continue the show, and McMahon's actions at the funeral. In addition, we're discussing everything from the God-awful direction of WCW, banking on Randy Savage, Ric Flair, Kevin Nash and Roddy Piper at a time the company stigma is in the toilet, the confusing writing leading to the reveal of the Higher Power in the WWF, the formation of The Union, Corporate Ministry all over WWF TV, the WWF's determination to find new top heels leads to big pushed for Triple H, Billy Gunn, and having a surprising meeting with a big star in ECW, Bischoff returning to television and losing his mind with insider comments galore, admitting on Nitro that WCW is in second place, and the latest attempt to work the boys and the newsletters. So much to discuss, and of course we have all the facts and figures of the month that tell the real story. A very interesting month to revisit, check it out and let us know what you think!