This week, Chad Flatt of Pro Wrestling Weekly is joined as always by "The Man of 1,004 Nicknames" Johnny Kayfabe as they go back in time to August 26, 1996. This week was another turning point in The Monday Night War because for the first time since WCW began their ratings winning streak, they ran unopposed thanks to the WWF being preempted by US Open Tennis. Nitro eclipsed the 4.0 ratings mark for the first time as we were introduced to the 4th member of the nWo. The decade plus rivalry between the Rock & Roll Express and Four Horsemen continued with a tag team match featuring four legends of the squared circle. A future legend also made his Monday Nitro debut as a young white meat babyface named Chris Jericho made his first WCW TV appearance on Monday night. We are also promised to meet the 5th nWo member next week. The WWF's post SummerSlam momentum was halted and WCW took full advantage on this edition of Monday Is War!