WWE Raw has been professional wrestling's flagship television program since its launch way back in January 1993. And while many things have changed in the wrestling world since those quaint days in the Manhattan Center, one thing remains constant—it's still must-watch programming for fans around the world.
Traditionally, January is a great month for Raw. Not only is the WWE promoting the Royal Rumble, one of the year's biggest pay-per-views, but it is also beginning the run up to Wrestlemania. The most creative ideas are unleashed and the biggest stars emerge to take part in the festivities, including The Rock and Brock Lesnar this year.
I've been grading each segment on Raw all year in order, and to be honest, I was afraid it was going to end up being a thankless chore, the cataloging of intellectually bankrupt ideas and ineffectual wrestlers. Instead it's been a pure pleasure, one that has left me in perfect position to share with you the best of the best segments that lit up Monday night.
Have a favorite I missed? Feel free to let me know in the comments.