Trivia / WWE Raw

  • Channel Hop: From USA to TNN/Spike and back.
  • Dueling Shows:
    • With WCW Monday Nitro, causing the WWF to push the envelope more. The ratings for Raw have never been as high since then.
    • During the early days of the Brand Extension era, Raw had a kayfabe rivalry with SmackDown.
  • Long Runners: It's been on the air constantly since 1993. And they will not let you forget it.
  • Long-Runner Cast Turnover: Since Raw has been on the air for over 20 years and the wrestling business being what it is, this is kind of a given. In fact, only three people who appeared on the very first episode, Vince McMahon, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker, are even still with the company today.
  • Milestone Celebration: Whenever they've celebrates an anniversary, with the latest being the 20th Anniversary of Raw on January 14 2013.
  • Screwed by the Network:
    • USA Network's original run of WWF Raw was screwed over when Viacom, the parent of Spike TV (then known as TNN), managed to formulate a long-term agreement with the WWF for broadcast rights (which screwed over competitor ECW's program on said network in the process) as part of the overhaul of TNN. Since the relationship between USA Network and the WWF was considered stable at that time and ratings were still relatively high, it is possible that Viacom's money was a factor in the jump.....
    • .....Then Spike TV's run of Raw got screwed over after just five years, with WWE opting to return Raw to USA Network after major contractual turbulence between Viacom and WWE. In what could only be described as a deliberate jab at WWE and USA Network, Spike TV went out of their way to censor any mention of the move during their final broadcast of Raw on September 26, 2005, a week before the move back to USA Network.
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