The Undertaker: WWE Raw Going Live Is One Of The Greatest Things To Happen In The Modern Era

The first episode of WWE Raw premiered on January 11, 1993 from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.

In 2023, WWE will celebrate 30 years of Raw. The Undertaker was part of the first episode, picking up a victory over Damien DeMento.

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Appearing at San Diego Comic Con, Undertaker reflected on the premiere of WWE Raw and how it changed the business.

"We were excited that we were going to be live and all that, but we had no idea that this was about to revolutionize the wrestling business. At that point, we would do three weeks of TV, three days in a row, then we'd be out touring. At that point, let me see if I can be politically correct, all we worked was extras. They used to be called jobbers. If you're an ex-jobber, don't be woke and cancel me. You can't, but go head [laughs]. That's how we did business. Then, Monday Night Raw comes along and we're going to be live every Monday night and it really did change the scope of the wrestling business. You would have Undertaker vs. somebody else in an enhancement match. Now you have top guys going against top guys every Monday night because you have to have ratings. If you were to keep a live show, you had to put the best out there that you could. Probably one of the greatest things to happen to wrestling in the modern era was going live with Monday Night Raw," he said.

WWE Raw has undergone many changes throughout the year, whether it was production or expanding hours, but the program has remained the flagship show of WWE.

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