15. Raw's First Show

15. Raw's First Show

One cold night at New York City's Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center on Jan. 11, 1993, started it all for Monday Night Raw. It was a night that forever changed sports-entertainment.

Premiering on USA Network and originally hosted by Mr. McMahon, Randy "Macho Man" Savage and actor-comedian Rob Bartlett, Raw broke new ground as it aired live and was not taped with voiceover commentary like previous shows.

In the first episode's one hour of action (not two with today's shows), Superstars such as Yokozuna, Mr. Fuji, Koko B. Ware, Shawn Michaels, Max Moon, Razor Ramon and The Steiner Brothers provided our fans with non-stop action. The first Raw main event featured Undertaker overcoming the challenge of Damien Demento.

Of the Superstars who competed on the first Raw, only The Deadman and HBK remain on the WWE roster. They are cornerstones, anchors in the ever-changing world of WWE, just like Raw has become a mainstay on Monday nights. But greatness has to start somewhere, and that's why the first episode is WWE.com's No. 15 Greatest Raw moment.

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