In January 1993, the WWF debuted its flagship cable program Monday Night Raw . WCW countered in September 1995 with its own Monday night program, Monday Nitro , which aired in the same time slot as Raw .  The two programs would trade wins in the ensuing ratings competition (known as the " Monday Night Wars ") until mid-1996. At that point, Nitro began a nearly two-year ratings domination that was largely fueled by the introduction of the New World Order (nWo), a stable led by former WWF performers Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall (the former Razor Ramon), and Kevin Nash (the former Diesel). 
In March, The Shield came out to seemingly attack Jerry Lawler, only to attack Kane instead, turning all three men into fan favorites in the process.  Over the next few weeks, The Shield continued exchanging assaults with Kane, who was joined by The New Age Outlaws ( Billy Gunn and Road Dogg ), leading to a match between the two teams on April 6 at WrestleMania XXX , which The Shield won.  The feud with Kane also prompted The Shield to sever ties with Triple H, who reformed Evolution to counter them.  In May, The Shield defeated Evolution at both Extreme Rules and Payback .   After Batista "quit" WWE the following night on Raw , Triple H initiated his "plan B" which involved Rollins turning on The Shield and aligning himself with Triple H and The Authority.