Just as often as Monday Night Raw has put on great wrestling over the years, it's also been the home for enthralling mic work.
The pillars of the Attitude Era, Steve Austin, The Rock and Mankind, all made their speeches and interviews must-see TV. Before that, Shawn Michaels lost his smile and more recently CM Punk has made his mark via the microphone.
Wrestling promos used to just be a guy looking straight into the camera, calling out his opponent.
WWE's Raw was a part of the promo's evolution. As wrestling grew and changed, so did the speaking part of it.
Promos have melded into other mediums, making it difficult to define.
The Rock and Mankind's "This is Your Life" segment is enough character building through the spoken word to be considered here. On the other hand, DX invading WCW and Edge and Lita's sex celebration are too far removed from the format to be included.