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WWE Raw is a WWE television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings on the USA Network in the United States, Tuesday mornings on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Tuesday afternoons into Australia. The show debuted on January 11, 1993 and since has been the flagship program of WWE's syndicated programming. WWE Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September 2000 and then to Spike in August 2003, when TNN was rebranded. On October 3, 2005, WWE Raw returned to the USA Network, where it remains today.

Since its first episode, WWE Raw has broadcast live from 208 different arenas in 171 cities and towns in ten different nations (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan in 2005, Iraq in 2006 and 2007, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Mexico). As of the show's 1,000th episode that aired on July 23, 2012, Raw has become a three-hour broadcast from two hours, a format that had previously been reserved for special episodes.

Raw was WWE's fisrt attempt at a live formated show, Previously all WWE Programs had been pre-taped in bulk which worked in the non-internet age. Raw started in the one hour format filming one live and several pre-taped shows at a single tapings. In September 1995, WCW put Nitro on head to head with Raw to compete creating The Monday Night War, forcing Raw to change it's format including extending to two hours and becoming live every week (instead of on a 24 hour delay as it was at the time). With the Monday Night War in full swing, Raw became the flagship program of the WWE as the pre-taped bulk programs became less favorable with corporate and fans alike.

Raw made history in 2001 as it was simulcast on final episode of WCW Nitro on TNN.

From March 17 2002 to August 2011 and again from July 25 2016 to the present, Raw is considered a separate brand of WWE (separate company) in direct competition to WWE SmackDown featuring its own unique roster, personalities and events. Roster members were chosen in the WWE Drafts. When the Brand Extension was not in affect, the bulk of Pay Per View Buildup and storyline progression happened on Raw.

On July 23, 2012, Raw aired its 1000th episode, which also began its permanent three-hour format and in January 2013, Raw celebrated its 20th year on the air.

Raw Entrances

Raw Information


WWE Raw Brand

The Raw Brand is what WWE Raw is referred to durung the WWE Brand Splits from 2002 to 2010 and again from 2016 to present day. The Raw Brand has exclusive Events, Roster and Titles.

Management

Male Roster

Female Roster

Other Roster Members

Raw Host TV Networks

  • USA Network 1993-2000
  • Spike TV 2000-2005
  • USA Network 2005-Present
  • SyFy (occasional when USA have special broadcasts)

Raw Videos

Raw Authority Figures (Brand Extensions)

One Night Only and Guest GM's not included

Raw Announcers In Order of Debut

Raw Aannouncers 2018
Renee Young Raw Announce Team

Guest Announcers not included.

WWE Raw Results

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