20 Facts About WWE Raw

1. On November 15, 2010 WWE Raw went "Old School" for one night with the old ring and titantron designs.

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2. On May 17, 2010, WWE Raw aired its second overall commercial free episode from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

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3. On November 3, 2008, WWE Raw celebrated its 800th episode with a three hour episode.

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4. WWE Raw is generally seen as the company's flagship program due to its longer history, higher ratings, the fact its shows are live every week, and emphasis on pay-per-views.

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5. WWE Raw was awarded the 2014 Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for Worst Television Show, while its commentators John Layfield, Jerry Lawler and Michael Cole came in the top three in that order for the Worst Television Announcer award.

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6. On July 23, 2012, WWE Raw aired its 1000th episode, which began its permanent three-hour format and saw the removal of the "Supershow" part from the show's name, with exclusive live chat by Charlie Sheen via Skype.

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7. On September 27, 1999, Mick Foley helped WWE Raw Is War achieve some of its highest ratings ever with a segment featuring himself and The Rock.

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8. WWE Raw began with a smaller set, blue ring aprons and the ropes coloured red, white and blue.

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9. WWE Raw said they have earned the distinction of having the most original episodes of any fictional weekly program on August 2, 2005 when it broadcast the 636th episode.

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10. On February 3, 1997, Monday Night WWE Raw went to a two hour format, as the Attitude Era was starting to come in full stream in the WWF.

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11. WWE Raw results, recap, grades: Despite two title matches, this show stunk up Milwaukee.

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12. WWE Raw airs in China on various local networks within China and Videoland Television Network in Taiwan in both English and Thai.

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13. WWE Raw had aired in Australia on Fox8 since 2003, usually on a 27-hour tape delay, but has started airing live as of February 4, 2014.

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14. WWE Raw has had various recurring on-air segments hosted by members of the roster.

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15. WWE Raw updated to a new, industrial-inspired, parallelogram-shaped TitanTron in 2002.

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16. On January 14, 2013, WWE Raw celebrated its 20th year on the air.

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17. On July 23, 2012, WWE Raw aired its 1000th episode, which began its permanent three-hour format.

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18. WWE Raw originated from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center, a small New York City theater, and aired live each week.

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19. The original WWE Raw was sixty minutes in length and broke new ground in televised professional wrestling.

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20. Since its first episode, WWE Raw has broadcast live from 208 different arenas in 171 cities and towns in eleven different nations.

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