A number of former WWE stars are talking about their own memorable Raw moments ahead of Raw 25 tonight.
Speaking to Cult of Whatever, Chris Jericho talked about the night he made his debut on Raw. He feels that to this day, it's one of the best debuts of all time.
It was definitely one of the best debuts ever. I came up with the idea of the countdown clock and Vince McMahon came up with the idea of having the clock end right in the middle of Rocks promo. I think that is the biggest reaction I had ever got, a lot of people knew it was going to me but there were also a lot of people that didn’t have a clue. It was a different world back then, the internet wasn’t like it is today, these days you would just go online and you can find things out right away but it wasn’t like that then.
DDP talked about then night he made his debut on Raw, revealing himself as Undertaker's wife Sarah's stalker. He didn't like the gimmick so much, but loved the pop his debut got from the crowd.
I wasn’t particularly a fan of the stalker gimmick but that first night I showed up on Monday Night Raw that was a pretty big explosion from the crowd. I actually got to be Diamond Dallas Page out there, we were in Tampa, Florida and it was a pretty big pop so my first day on Raw was a lot of fun. After everything with DDP Yoga another highlight for me was when people got the opportunity to see Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts for the first time in 16 years when he returned on Old School Raw in 2014 in the main event with The Shield, The New Age Outlaws and CM Punk.
Rick Steiner, who was part of the first episode of Raw with his brother Scott, is just amazed at how long the show has been running -- he never expected it to last this long.
I didn’t have any idea it was going to last so many years, it was filmed at a music hall in downtown New York. For me it was just another wrestling event and I didn’t really pay that much attention, I honestly had no Idea that it was going be as big as it has become now. It was good to be on the first one and getting acknowledged for that.
Raw 25 airs tonight on the USA Network.