On this week’s episode of The Pro Wrasslin’ Reflection Podcast episode 8… We review the very first episode of WWF Monday Night Raw!
"Big" Ray Hernandez,"The Professor" Anthony Quintana aka “Ricky Freestyle and “Mr. Gimmick” Travis Voeltz review this classic World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment (WWF/WWE) event!
WWE Raw, also known as Monday Night Raw or simply Raw, is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday evenings at 8 pm EST on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the Raw brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other programs and brands currently being SmackDown and NXT. The show debuted on January 11, 1993 and has since been considered as the flagship program of WWE.
Raw moved from the USA Network to TNN in September 2000, which was rebranded to Spike in August 2003. On October 3, 2005, Raw returned to the USA Network, where it remains today. As of December 9, 2016, all episodes of the show are now available on demand on the WWE Network.
Since its first episode, Raw has broadcast live from 208 different arenas in 171 cities and towns in eleven different nations (the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Afghanistan in 2005, Iraq in 2006 and 2007, South Africa, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Mexico).
Following the 1000th episode on July 23, 2012, Raw became a three-hour broadcast from two hours, a format that had previously been reserved for special episodes.
Name of the event: WWF Monday Night RAW #1
Promotion: World Wrestling Federation
Location: New York City, New York, USA
Arena: Manhattan Center
Broadcast type: Aufzeichnung
Broadcast date: January 1, 1993
TV station/network: USA Network
Commentary by: Vince McMahon, Randy Savage & Rob Bartlett
Full match card:
Segment: Bobby "The Brain" Heenan treis anything and everything to get into the Manhattan Center for RAW!
Dark Match: Crush defeats Bam Bam Bigelow by DQ
Singles Match: Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji) defeats Koko B. Ware
Tag Team Match: The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) defeat The Executioners (Executioner #1 & Executioner #2)
Segment: Razor Ramon talk about his title shot at the Royal Rumble againts Bret Hart
WWF Intercontinental Title Match: Shawn Michaels (c) defeats Max Moon
Main Event: The Undertaker (w/Paul Bearer) defeats Damien DeMento
Segment: Crush and Doink confrontation