The "WWE Monday Night RAW" series airs live on the USA Network, a basic cable and satellite television channel. Reruns of "WWE RAW" are available on the WWE Network's subscription-based video streaming service.
"WWE Monday Night RAW" began in January 1993 as a replacement for ﾓPrime Time Wrestling.ﾔ "WWE RAW" was the first professional wrestling program to air live as opposed to taped sound-stage recordings. This weekly 60-minute show aired from the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. The early years of "WWE RAW" featured matches between such talent as Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Mr. Perfect and The Undertaker. Vince McMahon and the Macho Man Randy Savage served as the original hosts of the show.
By 1998, the network extended "WWE Monday Night RAW" to a two-hour format with a touring schedule and an edgier attitude to compete against then rival "WCW Nitro." Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross acted as show commentators and rising wrestling stars included Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, Kane, Triple H and Mankind. In June 2012, the WWE aired its 1,000th episode of "WWE RAW."
The network extended "WWE RAW" to a 185-minute weekly run time that features such WWE Superstars as John Cena, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar, as of 2015. Additional WWE program includes "WWE SmackDown," "WWE NXT," "WWE Main Event" and "WWE Superstars."