It's been on for over 15 years. It has had over 800 shows. It is the longest-running weekly episodic TV show in history, and it is time for it to end!
The WWE needs to shake things up, just like it did back in 1993 when RAW replaced the pre-recorded Prime Time Wrestling on USA!
Originally airing live from the Manhattan Center in New York City (a small venue that held only several hundred people) the show was different because it was live, held in an intimate setting, and the storylines unfolded right in front of us.
As time went on and the Monday Night Wars began with WCW, the WWE moved RAW to bigger arenas etc. and that is basically still what we have today, a live weekly TV show from a 15-18,000 seat arena with usually a sell out or near-sell-out crowd on hand, though lately attendance has been down.
To me, WWE RAW seems stale.
Other than a new high tech backdrop/video screen added several months ago the show hasn't changed much over the last several years.
That is why I call for RAW to end and for the WWE to shake things up again with something new, bold, and different. A brand new show with a whole new look and a new name.
Just what exactly I am not sure, just something to start a buzz and get some interest in the WWE again.
Maybe returning to smaller venues with a more intimate setting? Perhaps not as small as the Manhattan Center. but maybe some "second tier" arenas that hold 3,000 to 6,000 to make the show more interactive and to get the crowd more involved with the show.
Plus a smaller venue would weed out the less diehard fans. Is it just me or do these 15-18,000 plus crowds seem not very into the action as of late?
Look, that may not be the answer at all, maybe something so different I can't even imagine what it would be, but something.
When RAW began their slogan was "Uncensored, Uncut, and Uncooked" and it truly was! Today, not so much.
I would love to read your comments on what the WWE could do to turn Monday nights into "must see TV" again.