As you already know, Raw’s 25th-anniversary show is going to take place in less than three weeks. January 22nd is the date when the longest running weekly show in American TV history is going to mark twenty-five years since it began airing. Vince created Raw back in the early 90s, and it is one of his all-time best creations.
Fans are going to expect a big show. It’s going to air live from New York City at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, the original home of the Monday Night Raw. We remember what kind of a show WWE produced for Raw 1000. It’s the show where CM Punk turned heel on The Rock. It really doesn’t get any better than that.
Since this is the go-home edition of the Raw for the Royal Rumble, we do expect a good show no matter what. But, with this, hopefully, WWE is going to have an even bigger incentive to entertain their fans. With the likes of The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Kevin Nash, Roman Reigns and many others, there is almost no way that the fans dislike the product that WWE presents.
To that list of the legends, we need to add two more that are going to be in the NYC. The commentating duo that led the way in the Attitude era is going to be back. Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross are going to be in New York.
Now, they don’t even know what they are going to be doing on the show. Are they going to be behind the desk? That is still to be determined. But, Jim Ross has stated that he will be there and that he is waiting to learn what his role is going to be on January 22nd.