WWE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Monday Night RAW this Monday night by having a simulcast, part of show will take place at the Manhattan Center while the other half will go down at the Barclays Center. And the WWE is bringing back some of their heavy hitters like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Scott Hall, and even… She’s so bad they named her twice, it’s Kelly Kelly!
And I’m here tonight to give all of y’all my top ten favorite Monday Night RAW moments!
10. Chris Jericho’s RAW debut (8-9-99)
9. Shane McMahon buys WCW (3-26-01)
8. Brian Pillman – Pillman’s got a gun (11-4-96)
7. Lita and Trish Stratus main event RAW for the WWE Women’s Championship (12-6-04)
6. Lightning Kid defeats Razor Ramon (5-17-93)
5. Brock Lesnar returned and destroyed John Cena (4-2-12)
4. DX reunites on Raw’s 1,000th episode (7-23-12)
3. CM Punk’s pipe bomb promo (6-27-11)
2. Hardy Boyz and Edge & Christian received a standing ovation (10-18-99)
1. Bret Hart returns (1-4-10)
There you have it my top ten RAW moments! Now let’s see what special guest Lawrence from the Awesome 80’s Pod have to say about some of his favorite RAW moment.
1. RAW is Owen: Nothing will ever rank higher than me than the night after Owen died. The emotions were high and every superstar was vulnerable and real. Best moment for me was the Road Dogg and Godfather deciding to go smoke a fatty and swap Owen stories instead of wrestling each other. (5-24-99)
2. Formation of the Union: Foley, Test, Shamrock and Big Show. The group only lasted a few weeks but their gimmick was perfect for the time and place. (5-3-99)
Their hokey entrance music just added to the legend.
3. Steven Regal – Real Man, unfortunately Mr. Regals substance abuse issues led to this gimmick lasting only a short time but this theme and gimmick made me pop every time I saw it and is too often forgotten. (10-24-98)
Honorable Mention: Ric Flair had the best retirement in the history of wresting from his last match to the next night on RAW. This would be my number one if he didn’t screw it up by wresting for TNA. (3-31-08)