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WWE Monday Night Raw 25th anniversary celebration airs January 22

The 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw® will emanate from Barclays Center and Manhattan Center in New York City on Monday, January 22, 2018, and air live on USA Network at 8/7C.

WWE Superstars from both "Monday Night Raw" and "SmackDown Live" will be at Barclays Center, while the event at Manhattan Center, the site of the first episode of Raw, will feature both WWE Superstars competing, and special appearances by WWE Legends Undertaker, Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash, amongst others. VIP packages, including a meet and greet with a WWE Legend, will be available for fans at Manhattan Center.

“We look forward to celebrating this unmatched milestone with our fans around the world, but 25 years only marks the beginning of WWE surprising, delighting and entertaining generations to come,” said WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.

"Monday Night Raw" debuted on January 11, 1993 from the Manhattan Center, and since that time, has been broadcast from iconic venues around the world makinng it the longest-running, weekly episodic program in U.S. primetime TV history and is one of the most-watched, regularly scheduled programs on cable, airing live every Monday night on USA. 

Each week, it is rated one of the most socially active shows and continues to be a “must-stop” for celebrities to reach WWE’s TV audience and its more than 825 million social media followers. 
In its 25-year history, "Raw" has also helped launch the careers of pop-culture icons including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Undertaker, Triple H, John Cena and The Bella Twins.
Below are some of Raw's 25 Years of Milestones: 

  • Women make up nearly 40% of "Monday Night Raw's TV Audience
  • WWE has more than 825 million followers on social media
  • WWE Superstar John Cena has granted morethan 500 wishes, the most in Make-A-Wish history
  • On Monday, Novmber 4, Dwayne Johnson debuts on monday Night Raw on USA Network as Rocky Maivia at Madison Square Garden

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