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WWE Raw (originally, and still often referred to as Monday Night Raw), is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name, which is also stylized as RAW,[1] is also used to refer to the Raw brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other program and brand currently being SmackDown. It is the only television broadcast for the Raw brand. The show originally debuted in the United States on the USA Network on January 11, 1993.[2] It remained there until 2000, when Raw was moved to TNN, later known as Spike TV.[3] In 2005, the show was moved back to the USA Network.[4] Since its launch in 1993, Raw continues to air on Monday nights. Raw is generally seen as the company's flagship program due to its longer history, higher ratings, the fact its shows are live every week, and emphasis on pay-per-views.[5] It is the longest running, weekly episodic television show in history (without taking a hiatus).[6][7]

Show historyEdit

Original formatEdit

Beginning as WWF Monday Night Raw, the program first aired on January 11, 1993 on the USA Network for one hour.[5] Of the wrestlers featured on that occasion, only two are still employed in WWE: Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker. The original Raw broke new ground in televised professional wrestling. Traditionally, wrestling shows were taped on sound stages with small audiences or at large arena shows. The Raw formula was very different than that of its predecessor, Prime Time Wrestling. Instead of taped matches, with studio voice overs and taped chat, Raw was a show shot to a live audience, with angles as they happened. The first episode featured Yokozuna defeating Koko B. Ware, The Steiner Brothers defeating The Executioners, WWF Intercontinental Champion Shawn Michaels defeating Max Moon and The Undertaker defeating Damien Demento. The show also featured an interview with Razor Ramon.[8]

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Raw originated from the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios, a small New York City theater, and aired live each week. The combination of an intimate venue and live action proved highly successful. However, the weekly live schedule proved to be a financial drain on the WWF, and taped shows began airing every other week. From early 1994 to September 1999, Raw was shown live on one Monday and then the next day (Tuesday) next Monday's Raw was taped. This meant that Raw was live one week and taped the next.

The storylines and characters during the early years of Raw still had a healthy dose of the old Federation "gimmick-heavy" style. For instance, events occurred such as Irwin R. Schyster tearing up Tatanka's headdress, the various "Undertaker sightings" in mid-1994 and characters like Duke "The Dumpster" Droese, Doink the Clown, or Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly.

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Raw, uniquely in its day, covered the unexpected, exciting moments, a prelude to "the Attitude Era", in which it coined Raw as "Uncut, Uncensored, Uncooked."[5] Some of those moments include Razor Ramon losing a match unexpectedly to The Kid or Marty Jannetty beating Shawn Michaels to win the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Raw also was the first WWF television program of any kind to show footage of Lex Luger bodyslamming Yokozuna at the USS Intrepid.

Vince McMahon, Rob Bartlett and "Macho Man" Randy Savage served as the original hosts of Raw.[5] Sean Mooney conducted the interviews and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan also helped contribute. On April 19, 1993, Rob Bartlett made his final appearance on the program. He was dropped from the broadcasting team and was replaced by Bobby Heenan the following week, who remained until December 6, 1993, when Gorilla Monsoon kicked him out of the WWF. In reality, this was a storyline between Monsoon and his close friend Heenan, who decided to leave the World Wrestling Federation in order to lighten his travel schedule and because he didn't want to take a 50% paycut. After about a year, Raw moved out of the Manhattan Center and traveled to various regular Federation venues in the United States.

The Monday Night WarsEdit

Main article: Monday Night Wars

In 1995, World Championship Wrestling (WCW) began airing its new wrestling show, WCW Monday Nitro, live each week on TNT.[9] Raw and Nitro went head-to-head for the first time on September 11, 1995. Due to Raw's taping schedule on several occasions, WCW Vice President Eric Bischoff, who also worked as an on-air personality, would frequently give away the results of WWF's taped Raw shows on the live WCW show. Some fans also looked at Raw taping results on the steadily growing Internet; as a result, this caused the ratings of the taped Raw episodes to be lower.

Until September 1999 WWF Raw broadcast live every other week to save costs, but ratings and pay-per-view buy-rate increased, allowing them to justify doing a weekly live show.

At the start of the ratings war in 1995 through to mid-1996, Raw and Nitro exchanged victories over each other in a closely contested rivalry. Beginning in mid-1996, however, thanks primarily to the nWo angle, Monday Nitro started a ratings win-streak that lasted for 84 continuous weeks, ending on April 13, 1998.[9]

Raw is WarEdit

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On February 3, 1997, Monday Night Raw went to a two-hour format,[9] as the Attitude Era was starting to come in full stream in the WWF. In an attempt to break the momentum of what had turned into ratings domination by WCW's competing Monday Nitro, Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was brought in as Jerry Lawler challenged ECW on February 17, 1997.

In an episode where Raw returned to the Manhattan Center, the challenge answered on the following week's show with Taz, Mikey Whipwreck, Sabu, Tommy Dreamer, D-Von Dudley, and The Sandman. ECW owner Paul Heyman did a call-in interview on Raw the week after that.

Throughout 1997, further controversial elements emerged with Raw and WWF programming. Memorable moments included Bret Hart cursing profanely at the crowd after losing a Steel Cage match, with commentators apologizing for his foul behavior, before he proceeds in major brawls with Sid, The Undertaker, Steve Austin, and briefly Shawn Michaels. Some of the most notable moments cites the profusely intense feud with The Hart Foundation against Michaels and Austin, which saw Raw develop a memorable episode in which Michaels and Austin beat The British Bulldog and Owen Hart for the WWF Tag Team Championship, and during their post-match attack on Michaels, Austin physically charged a disabled Bret Hart to ward them off. Other events saw the new black street gang Nation of Domination formed, and Michaels D-Generation X "racial graffiti" storyline designed to "implicate Bret Hart's 'The Hart Foundation'", and the "XXX Files" series.

On March 10, 1997, Monday Night Raw officially became Raw is War. The March 17, 1997 episode featured a heated Bret Hart/Vince McMahon ringside altercation (that unknowingly foreshadowed the Montreal Screwjob) with profanity normally not heard on television. Brian Pillman did a series of "XXX Files" segments with Terri Runnels, which further "pushed the envelope". These segments ended prematurely with the September 29, 1997 episode of Raw, after the death of Brian Pillman on October 5, 1997 due to hereditary heart problems.

After WrestleMania XIV in March 1998, which featured Mike Tyson as a ring enforcer, and Shawn Michaels final match up until 2002, the WWF regained the lead in the Monday Night Wars with its new "WWF Attitude" brand, led in particular by rising stars Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H and Mankind. The classic feud between the villainous WWF Chairman Vince McMahon (who was re-imagined and re-branded from the color commentator into the evil corporal chairman character Mr. McMahon after the real-life Montreal Screwjob incident) and fan favorite Steve Austin caught the imaginations of fans. The April 13, 1998 episode of Raw, headlined by a match between Austin and McMahon, marked the first time that WCW had lost the head-to-head Monday night ratings battle in the 84 weeks since 1996.

While Raw was taking a new approach to programming, Nitro began producing lackluster programming with repetitive storylines. Older stars such as Hogan and Nash frequently occupied the main events, while younger talent such as Rey Mysterio, Jr., Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Eddie Guerrero were not given opportunities to advance, and the only newcomers elevated to main-event status at this time were Bill Goldberg and Diamond Dallas Page.

Meanwhile, on Raw, fans were immersed in the feud between WWF owner Vince McMahon and Steve Austin. New talent such as Triple H being the new leader of the D-Generation X (DX) faction, Mankind and The Rock were elevated to main event status on the WWF's program. Superstars such as Kane, Kurt Angle, Val Venis, Goldust and the like were coming through the ranks and exposing the WWF as territory where new talent can ascend unlike the WCW counterpart. Matters were so heated between the two programs that, when both shows were on the Hampton Roads on the same night (Raw in Hampton, Virginia, Nitro in Norfolk), DX was sent to film a "war" segment at the Norfolk Scope where they berated WCW and interviewed fans on camera who stated that they received their Nitro tickets for free (presumably in an attempt by WCW to pack the arena to capacity due to low ticket sales).[10]

On January 4, 1999, Mick Foley, who had wrestled for WCW during the early 1990s as Cactus Jack, won the WWF Title as Mankind on Raw. On orders from Bischoff, Nitro announcer Tony Schiavone gave away this previously taped result on a live Nitro, and then sarcastically added "that'll sure put some butts in the seats" consequently resulting in over 600,000 viewers switching channels to watch Raw. This was also the night that Nitro aired a WCW World Heavyweight Championship match in which Kevin Nash blatantly laid down for Hulk Hogan after Hogan poked him in the chest. The next week, and for months after, many fans in the Raw audience brought signs which read, "Mick Foley put my ass in this seat!"

The end of the WarsEdit

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A new television contract with Viacom led to a WWF change in the broadcast. On September 25, 2000, Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN (which later became Spike TV).[3]

WCW's sharp decline in revenue and ratings led to Time Warner's sale of the company to the WWF in 2001. The final edition of Nitro aired on March 26, 2001. The show began with Vince McMahon making a short statement about his recent purchase of WCW and ended with a simulcast Raw on TNN and 'Nitro on TNT with an appearance by Vince's son Shane McMahon .[7] Shane interrupted his father's gloating over the WCW purchase to explain that Shane was the one who actually owned WCW, setting up what became the WWF's "Invasion" storyline.

The Raw is War logo and name were retired in September 2001, following the September 11 attacks and sensitivity over the word war, and because the Monday Night Wars were "over".

Brand ExtensionEdit

Main article: WWE Brand Extension
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In early to mid-2002, WWE underwent a process they called the "Brand Extension".[7] WWE divided itself into two "de facto" wrestling promotions with separate rosters, storylines and authority figures.[7] Raw and SmackDown! would host each division, give its name to the division and essentially compete against each other. The split was a result of WWF purchasing their two biggest competitors, WCW and ECW. The brand extension was publicly announced during a telecast of WWF Raw on March 25, 2002, and became official the next day.

Wrestlers now would become show-exclusive, wrestling for their specific show only. At the time this excluded the WWE Undisputed Championship and WWE Women's Championship, as those WWE titles would be defended on both shows. In August 2002, WWE Undisputed Champion Brock Lesnar refused to defend the title on Raw, in effect causing his title to become exclusive to SmackDown! The following week on Raw, General Manager Eric Bischoff awarded a newly instated World Heavyweight Championship to Raw's designated number one contender, Triple H. Due to the fact that since the WWE Undisputed Championship was now SmackDown! exclusive it was no longer seen as "undisputed". Following this, the WWE Women's Championship soon became Raw-exclusive as well. As a result of the Brand Extension, an annual "draft lottery" was instituted to exchange members of each roster and generally refresh the lineups.

WWE Raw claimed to have earned the distinction of having the most original episodes of any fictional weekly program on August 2, 2005 when it broadcasted the 636th episode. It was said to have taken the place of Gunsmoke, which held that distinction.

Return to USA NetworkEdit

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On March 10, 2005, Viacom and WWE decided not to go on with the agreement with Spike TV, making it so Raw and other WWE programs on the network would cease when their deal expired in September 2005. On April 4, 2005, WWE announced a 3-year deal with NBC Universal to bring Raw back to its former home, the USA Network, with 2 yearly specials on NBC and a Spanish Raw on Telemundo.[4] On the same week as Raw's return to the USA Network, Spike TV scheduled Ultimate Fighting Championship's live Ultimate Fight Night in Raw's old timeslot in an attempt to go head-to-head with Raw.[11]

The show's first night back on USA was billed as the "WWE Homecoming" and featured the return of former WWE Champions such as Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Triple H and Vince McMahon along with cameos from legends such as Roddy Piper, Jimmy Hart, Jimmy Snuka and Harley Race. Also, it featured a 30 minutes Iron Match between Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle. [11] WWE Homecoming was three hours long — the second longest an episode of Raw has ever run in its 12-year history. USA also showed Raw Exposed, an hour of the best moments of Raw during its previous run on USA. WWE announced that Raw received its highest ratings in three years, gaining close to six million viewers.

The following week, Vince McMahon fired Jim Ross for not helping after Steve Austin gave him and his entire family the Stone Cold Stunner. Jonathan Coachman, the second analyst at the table, took over Ross's duties as play-by-play for two weeks until former ECW announcer Joey Styles was hired.

2006Edit

On the May 1, 2006 edition of Raw, Joey Styles announced he was quitting (kayfabe). His vacating of the announcer position set the stage for Jim Ross to return to Raw's commentary booth, thus ending the storyline where Ross got fired by Linda McMahon. This freed Styles to become a commentator for the ECW brand when it launched in June.

In Canada, after an 11 year run on TSN, Raw moved to rival sports broadcaster The Score after it was announced that TSN would be carrying Monday Night Football for the 2006 season. The Score claimed that unlike TSN they would never preempt Raw, however that promise only lasted a few months. Then in 2007, The Score started airing the show with a 15 minute tape delay. The first 15 minutes of the hour contains a countdown pre-show recapping the previous week's events.[12]

During the September 25, 2006 episode of Raw in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the opening of Raw suffered a blackout. Spotlights were the only lights running in the house. Power in the presentation was later restored. Another similar moment happened back on May 26, 1996 in Florence, South Carolina for WWF In Your House 8: Beware of Dog, when a major thunderstorm hit the Florence Civic Center causing major chaos for the PPV. That Tuesday, Beware of Dog, returned to North Charleston, South Carolina to finish out three matches that were not shown because of the lost power feed.

On October 9, 2006, Raw held a three-hour season premiere called the "Raw Family Reunion", where the Raw brand debuted a new logo and theme song, Papa Roach's "...To Be Loved". The episode also featured talent from the SmackDown! and ECW brands. Later that month, on October 23 Raw aired its 700th episode, making it the longest running weekly entertainment show, without a hiatus, in television history.[7]

2007Edit

Template:See also On June 25, 2007, Raw was scheduled in Corpus Christi, Texas to be a three-hour special memorial show for the storyline death of the Mr. McMahon character. Two weeks earlier, the show had broadcast an angle in which Mr. McMahon was murdered by a bomb planted within his limousine. The 'Mr. McMahon' tribute was cancelled on the day it was due to air after the real life death of current superstar Chris Benoit and his family. The show then became a three-hour tribute to Benoit. What made this tribute different from others (e.g. Eddie Guerrero and Owen Hart) was that the show had no original matches and no live audience. Instead, the three-hour show aired highlights from the WWE DVD 'Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story', and a selection of Benoit's most famous matches. Several wrestlers paid tribute in the form of real interviews about him, and Vince McMahon broke character to address the viewers about what had happened. However, when the facts of Benoit's death came to light, WWE pulled this episode from international markets which aired Raw on a tape delay basis. Several channels announced the episode was being withheld for legal reasons. A substitute Raw, hosted by Todd Grisham from WWE Studios, was created featuring recaps of John Cena's WWE Championship victories, mainly the ones that had occurred over the past year. The episode started with a message from Vince McMahon which originally aired on the June 26 edition of ECW. Some countries that received WWE programing up to three weeks late had all Chris Benoit matches edited out. The WWE even removed all Chris Benoit matches and interviews from the WWE 24/7 service.

On December 10, 2007 Raw celebrated its 15th anniversary in a three-hour spectacular on the USA Network with the returns of Steve Austin, Rob Van Dam, The Godfather, Steve Blackman, Howard Finkel, Ted DiBiase, Eric Bischoff, Marty Jannetty, Gangrel, Trish Stratus, Lita, Sunny, Molly Holly, Hulk Hogan and Mick Foley (as Mankind) among others.[7] Along with several reunions of former tag teams and also included a 15-man "15 Years of Raw" battle royal. The Raw 15th Anniversary DVD was also released which featured some of the most memorable moments in Raw history.

2008Edit

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WWE began their 2008 year with a new HD set, which consists of more than 1,000,000 LEDs. The introduction of this new set retired the old set, which was used from April 2002 to January 2008. Raw's first show in HD was held in the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia. On June 30, 2008 the World Heavyweight Championship returned to Raw after CM Punk cashed in money in the bank and defeated Edge. On the September 8, 2008 edition of Raw it was announced that a "talent exchange" was started between ECW and Raw, allowing their respective talent to appear and compete on either brand. This is similar to an earlier "talent exchange" between SmackDown and ECW.

On November 3, 2008, Raw celebrated its 800th episode with a three hour episode. The actual 800th episode aired on September 22, 2008.

2009Edit

On February 15, at No Way Out, Edge won the World Heavyweight Championship in Raw's Elimination Chamber match, thus making it a SmackDown exclusive title and giving SmackDown two top tier championships.[13] As a result of the 2009 WWE Draft in April, WWE Champion Triple H was drafted to the Raw brand, while the World Heavyweight Championship moved to the Raw brand after Edge lost the title to John Cena at WrestleMania XXV.[14] SmackDown would regain the World Heavyweight Championship at Backlash (2009) when Edge defeated John Cena to win the championship.[15] In addition, SmackDown and Raw would exchange both women-exclusive championships with Raw gaining the WWE Divas Championship and SmackDown gaining the WWE Women's Championship.[14] Also, SmackDown and Raw exchanged the WWE Intercontinental Championship which is now exclusive to SmackDown and the WWE United States Championship which is exclusive to Raw Brand, for the first time ever.

On June 15, 2009, McMahon announced on a special three-hour edition of Raw that he had "sold" the WWE Raw franchise to Donald Trump, who appeared on-screen to confirm it and declared he would be at the following commercial-free episode in person. WWE issued a press release on the scripted sale while the USA Network later issued a statement confirming the "sale" as part of a storyline. The statement was issued in response to multiple news sources having mistakenly reported the event as legitimate. Due to the mistake, on the day following the announcement, WWE's stock on the New York Stock Exchange notably fell. Despite USA Network's acknowledgment that the sale was fictional, Randy Katz, a securities lawyer with Baker & Hostetler, commented on the Fox Business Network that a probe by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission against WWE and USA Network owner General Electric "certainly is a possibility."[16]

On June 22, 2009, Vince McMahon repurchased Raw from Donald Trump and announced that a "Guest host" initiative originally introduced by Trump in response to the position of General Manager being vacant would go in effect on June 29. Each weekly guest host is usually either a WWE Hall of Famer, a former or returning talent, or other celebrity. The guest host or hostess assumes the role of a brand General Manager, serving as Raw's authority figure for the day.[17]

2010Edit

On January 4, Raw went head-to-head for the first time with WWE rival-promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)'s Impact!. This would be the first time since March 2001 that two major wrestling promotions went head-to-head in a Monday night television ratings competition. WWE promoted the return of Bret Hart to Raw, who last made an appearance in November 1997 before the Montreal Screwjob; TNA advertised the debut of Hulk Hogan and his return to professional wrestling.[18] On this night, Raw was watched by 5.6 million viewers, the most since August 2009; Impact! was watched by 2.2 million viewers, the highest in the show's history.[19]

On February 15, 2010, it was announced that beginning on March 8, 2010, Impact! will be airing every Monday at 9pm EST head-to-head with Raw. This will officially re-ignite the second coming of the Monday Night Wars. Eric Bischoff will once again be competing on the opposite side of WWE.

ProductionEdit

Currently, the theme song for the Raw brand is "Burn It to the Ground" by Nickelback, which has been used for the brand since November 16, 2009.[20] Prior to this, the theme song for the Raw brand was "...To Be Loved" by Papa Roach, which had been used since October 9, 2006 and "Across The Nation" by The Union Underground which was used from May 6, 2002 to October 2, 2006.

Since March 10, 1997, broadcasts of Raw were split into two hours and given hourly names for television ratings purposes, with the first hour being referred to as Raw is War and the second as War Zone by the show's on-screen graphics. However, as of October 1, 2001, the first hour has been referred to as Raw and the second as Raw Zone by the show's on-screen graphics. However, both hours are known as just "Raw" on-air.

On January 7, 2008, WWE announced that all 3 brands (Raw, SmackDown, and ECW) would be broadcast in HD, codenamed "WWE HD" starting with Raw on January 21. WWE invested an estimated $20 million on new recording and broadcasting equipment to prepare for the move, as well as new pyrotechnics and lighting. The move replaced the Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW sets with a new state of the art set shared by all brands.[21][22]

Special episodesEdit

EpisodeDateRatingNotes
Raw Debut January 11, 1993 7.2[23] Template:Small
Raw Bowl January 1, 1996 2.6[23] Template:Small
Raw Championship Friday September 6, 1996 2.4[23] Template:Small
Royal Rumble Raw February 3, 1997 2.6[23] Template:Small
Thursday Raw Thursday February 13, 1997 2.3[23] Template:Small
Raw is Owen May 24, 1999 7.2[24] Template:Small
The Brand Extension Draft March 25, 2002 5.4[25] Template:Small
Raw X Anniversary January 13, 2003 3.9[26] Template:Small
The 2004 WWE Draft Lottery March 22, 2004 4.5[27] Template:Small
Raw Homecoming October 3, 2005 4.4[28] Template:Small
Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show November 14, 2005 4.5[28] Template:Small
Tribute to the Troops December 19, 2005 3.7[28] Template:Small
Raw Family Reunion October 9, 2006 3.8[29] Template:Small
Tribute to the Troops December 25, 2006 2.7[29] Template:Small
Draft 3-Hour Special June 11, 2007 3.8[30] Template:Small
Chris Benoit 3-Hour Memorial June 25, 2007 3.8[30] Template:Small
Raw 15th Anniversary December 10, 2007 4.4[30][31] Template:Small
Tribute to the Troops December 24, 2007 2.5[30] Template:Small
King of the Ring April 21, 2008 3.0[32] Template:Small
2008 WWE Draft June 23, 2008 3.4[32]
Raw's 800th Episode November 3, 2008 3.04[32] Template:Small
2008 Slammy Awards December 8, 2008 3.02[32] Template:Small
2009 WWE Draft April 13, 2009 3.73[33]
The 3-For-All June 15, 2009 3.72[33][34] Template:Small
Trump Raw June 22, 2009 4.5[33][35] Template:Small
A Raw Thanksgiving November 23, 2009 3.2[33][36] Template:Small
2009 Slammy Awards December 14, 2009 3.3[33][37] Template:Small
2010 WWE Draft April 26, 2010 [38]

On-air personalitiesEdit

ChampionsEdit

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ChampionshipCurrent champion(s)Date wonEventPrevious champion(s)
WWE United States Championship The Miz October 5, 2009 Raw Kofi Kingston
WWE Divas Championship Maryse February 22, 2010 Raw Vacant
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship ShoMiz
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February 8, 2010 Raw D-Generation X
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Authority figuresEdit

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Authority Position Date started Date finished Notes
Ric Flair Co-Owner November 9, 2001 June 10, 2002 Template:Small
Vince McMahon Co-Owner June 10, 2002 June 15, 2009 Template:Small
Eric Bischoff General Manager July 15, 2002 December 5, 2005 Template:Small
Jonathan Coachman General Manager June 11, 2007 August 6, 2007 Template:Small
William Regal General Manager August 6, 2007 May 19, 2008 Template:Small
Mike Adamle General Manager July 28, 2008 November 3, 2008 Template:Small
Shane McMahon
Stephanie McMahon
General Manager November 3, 2008 November 24, 2008 Template:Small
Stephanie McMahon General Manager November 24, 2008 April 6, 2009 Template:Small
Vickie Guerrero General Manager April 6, 2009 June 8, 2009 Template:Small
Donald Trump Owner June 15, 2009 June 22, 2009 Template:Small
Vince McMahon Owner June 22, 2009 Present Template:Small
Guest host General Manager June 29, 2009 Present Template:Small

CommentatorsEdit

Commentators Dates
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Rob Bartlett January 11, 1993 - April 19, 1993
Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan and Randy Savage April 26, 1993 - October 18, 1993
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan October 25, 1993 - December 6, 1993
Vince McMahon and Johnny Polo December 20, 1993 - March 1994
Gorilla Monsoon and Randy Savage June 1994 - July 1994
Jim Ross and Randy Savage July 1994 - August 1994
Vince McMahon and Randy Savage March 1994 - May 1994
August 1994 - October 1994
Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler October 1994 - August 1996
Kevin Kelly, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler August 1996 - October 1996
Vince McMahon, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler October 1996 - November 1997
Jim Ross, Michael Cole and Kevin Kelly December 1997 - March 1998
Jim Ross and Paul Heyman February 2001 - November 2001
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Jonathan Coachman June 26, 2005 - October 10, 2005
Jonathan Coachman and Jerry Lawler October 17, 2005 - October 31, 2005
Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler and Jonathan Coachman November 7, 2005 - April 16, 2006
Joey Styles and Jerry Lawler April 23, 2006 - May 1, 2006
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler December 1997 - November 1998
April 1999 - February 2001
November 2001 - June 2005
May 8, 2006 - June 16, 2008
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler November 1998 - April 1999
June 30, 2008 - Present

Ring announcersEdit

Ring Announcer Dates
Howard Finkel January 1993 - August 2002
Tony Chimel April 1997 - August 1999
Lilian Garcia August 1999 - September 2009
Justin Roberts March 2007 - June 2007
September 2009 - Present

Recurring segmentsEdit

Segment Host Years Notes
The King's Court Jerry Lawler 1993 - 1995 Template:Small
The Heartbreak Hotel Shawn Michaels 1994 Template:Small
The Brother Love Show Brother Love 1995 - 1996 Template:Small
The Pillman XXX Files Brian Pillman 1997 Template:Small
The Love Shack Dude Love 1998 Template:Small
Highlight Reel Chris Jericho 2003 - 2005
2008
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White Boy Challenge Rodney Mack
Theodore R. Long
2003 Template:Small
WWE Diva Search Jonathan Coachman
The Miz
Todd Grisham
2004 - 2007 Template:Small
Masterlock Challenge Chris Masters 2005 - 2007 Template:Small
Kurt Angle Invitational Kurt Angle 2005 Template:Small
Carlito's Cabana Carlito 2005
2007 - 2008
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Piper's Pit Roddy Piper 2005 Template:Small
The Cutting Edge Edge 2005 - 2007 Template:Small
Striker's Classroom Matt Striker 2005 - 2006
2008
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Kiss Cam Various 2005 - 2009 Template:Small
V.I.P. Lounge Montel Vontavious Porter 2009 - Present Template:Small

A.M. RawEdit

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WWE A.M. Raw, a Saturday night/Sunday morning show, airs on the USA Network at 2 a.m. ET.[39] It features segments from the latest episode of WWE Raw. A.M. Raw also features news updates from all across the WWE. The show mostly airs the main event matches and promos that aired on Raw, and shows the event schedule for the upcoming weeks.

International broadcastersEdit

The show currently airs live on the USA Network (and on tape delay Wednesdays on mun2, Saturdays on Universal HD, and Sundays on Telemundo in Spanish) in the United States. Occasionally, Raw is aired on same-day tape delay when WWE is on an overseas tour.

Country Network Ref
Arab World MBC Action [40][41]
Argentina Canal 9 [42]
Australia Fox8 [43][44]
Austria Sky [45]
Bangladesh TEN Sports [46][47]
Belgium AB3 [48][49]
Bhutan TEN Sports [46][50]
Bulgaria bTV Comedy [51][52]
Bolivia Red PAT [53]
Canada The Score and Global Quebec [54][55]
Chile Chilevisión [56][57]
Costa Rica Repretel Canal 11 [58]
Colombia Citytv [59]
Czech Republic Nova Sport [60]
El Salvador Canal VTV [61]
France NT1 and RTL9 [62][63]
Finland MTV3 MAX [64]
Germany Sky Sport [65][66]
Greece Nova Sports 3 [67][68]
Honduras Canal 5 [69]
India, Pakistan and Indonesia TEN Sports [46][70][71]
Israel Sport 1 [72][73]
Italy Sky Italia [74][75]
Malaysia Astro Super Sport [76][77]
Mexico Canal 5 and Televisa [78][79]
New Zealand The Box [80][81]
Norway TV 2 Zebra [82]
Panama RPC Canal 4 [83][84]
Peru ATV [85][86]
Philippines Jack TV and RPN9 [87][88]
Poland Extreme Sports Channel [89][90]
Portugal Sport TV [91][92]
Romania Sport.ro [93]
Serbia Fox televizija [94][95]
South Africa E.tv [96][97]
Spain Cuatro [98][99]
United Kingdom and Ireland
(Live broadcast)
Sky Sports 3 [100][101]

See alsoEdit

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