WITH the historic 1,000th episode of WWE RAW airing on etv recently, the show celebrated the landmark occasion by expanding to a three-hour event, 52 weeks a year and introducing new #RAWactive interactivity via its official website and social media. The expanded WWE Monday Night Raw will transform television to an unprecedented level of viewer interaction. Fans will have new ways to get involved in the show through WWE.com and social media by deciding matches, stipulations and new character development.
WWE RAW has become a flagship program of the WWE, and debuted on January 11, 1993. The show was different from previous WWE programming in that the show was live and featured competitive matches that took place at the Manhattan Centre, but due to the logistics of having to ensure WWE SuperStar’s were available in New York City every two weeks, the show started to go on the road towards the end of 1993. The first RAW in history featured the an opening match that included KoKo B. Ware vs Yokozuna with the main event featuring a name that has become synonymous the WWE in the Undertaker taking on Damien Damento.
Since its inception, viewers of WWE RAW have witnessed many a great bout take place among legends of the ring that will forever be remembered for the duels they participated in and the entertainment these SuperStars brought to your television is something that will remain in the memory banks forever. True legends of yesteryear such as The Rock, Brock Lesnar, Stone Cold Steve Austin and D-Generation X (Triple H and the Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels) along with iconic names that included Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Mr Perfect, Diesel and Razor Ramon have graced TV screens for decades and the new breed of John Cena, CM Punk and Randy Orton will continue to build on the success of the Raw brand for years to come.