The January 1, 1996 Edition of WCW Monday Nitro was held in the The Omni in Atlanta, Georgia. It's the start of a new year for WCW, 1996. 1995 could be considered somewhat of a success, getting a prime time television show on Monday Night, getting Benoit, Malenko and Guerrero... three really good wrestlers all within two months. However, WCW continues to center around a core of 4 to 6 people. Hogan, Savage, Sting, Luger, Flair and Giant.
- Dark Match: Bobby Walker defeated Buddy Lee Parker
- Dark Match: Joey Maggs w/ Teddy Long defeated Disco Inferno
- Johnny B. Badd (c) defeated Diamond Dallas Page to retain the WCW World Television Championship
- Randy Savage defeated Arn Anderson (6:55)
- Lord Steven Regal (w/ Jeeves) defeated Chris Benoit (5:42)
- Lex Luger & Sting defeated The Super Assassins (Super Assassin 1 & Super Assassin 2) (w/ Col. Robert Parker) (5:52)
- Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair (c) by DQ in a WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match (7:55)