WWE Monday Night RAW (25 Years) - January 22nd 2018

Thread: WWE Monday Night RAW (25 Years) - January 22nd 2018

  1. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:

    Icon15 WWE Monday Night RAW (25 Years) - January 22nd 2018







    WELCOME, RAJAH!
    YOU ARE THE FORUM I SAW IN MY PREEMONEETION!
    I KNEW YOU WOULD COME!



    FOR THE RAW SET HAS BEEN BROKEN
    AND NOW YOU MUST PREPARE!
    FOR AN OLD MONDAY NIGHT RAW!
















    Intercontinental Title Match



    It's a huge night where huge things could happen. Can Miz regain his gold?









    A Cavalcade of Legends Will Be There


    Stone Cold Steve Austin


    The Undertaker


    Chris Jericho


    Degeneration X


    Trish Stratus


    Torrie Wilson


    Jim Ross


    Jerry Lawler


    Jacqueline


    The Dudley Boyz


    Christian


    Ric Flair


    Maria Kanellis


    Scott Hall


    The Bella Twins


    The New Age Outlaws


    Eric Bischoff


    Terri Runnels


    The APA


    Kelly Kelly


    The Godfather


    The Brooklyn Brawler


    Michelle McCool


    Brother Love


    The Boogeyman


    Teddy Long


    The Million Dollar Man


    John Laurinaitis


    Harvey Wippleman


    Lilian Garcia


    Jonathan Coachman


    MVP


    William Regal


    John Cena


    Brock Lesnar


    Shane McMahon


    Daniel Bryan


    AJ Styles


    Charlotte


    The Usos


    The New Day


    Jeff Hardy


    Mark Henry


    X-Pac


    And Howard Finkel!



    That's a lot of graphics!



























    Last edited by Bill Casey; January 22nd, 2018 at 8:10 PM.
     
  2. hitster said:
    It's going to be interesting to see how many matches we get or if any of the returners have a match or a segment where they get physical with someone from the current roster.

    STSA will certainly be an interesting segment and to see who he lands a stunner on.

    The Taker's appearance will naturally be a high light especially if Cena does confront him. If Taker is going to announce his retirement and Cena interrupts wanting another match, it would seem to almost be a bit heelish by Cena. Personally I'd like Cena to challenge him and the Taker saying "Wait and see". Taker then pops up at RR to eliminate Cena or cause him to do so and next time says "There is your answer". The match is then set and Taker need not even appear again until Mania.
     
  3. MTR's Avatar

    MTR said:
    Can't wait until tonight. Should be fun
     
  4. StevieV said:
    Interested to see what pop Brother Love gets.
     
  5. ckauffman28 said:
    first time in a while ill actually watch the whole thing
     
  6. The Law said:
    Same here. First time I'll have watched a full episode since last spring.
     
  7. PrunePlex's Avatar

    PrunePlex said:
    Should be good. Plenty of room for much nostalgia-goodness.

    On a side note, I hope Reigns retains (boom boom!), Miz is my pick for RR.
     
  8. RuneEdge's Avatar

    RuneEdge said:
    I wake up for work an hour after this finishes, and its the first RAW in about 3-4 months that I've wanted to watch live.
     
  9. Donald's Avatar

    Donald said:
    You've got this and the Rumble next week, and it just feels like the old days of wrestling where you couldn't wait for the shows. If only they could keep this feeling every week.
     
  10. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Alvarez is saying this is being treated as the biggest non-ppv show of the year. Even bigger that post mania raw.

    Also a poll up on wwe.com has a who do you want to see get a stunner from stone cold. Reigns is currently in the lead.
     
  11. BigAl's Avatar

    BigAl said:
    Have been looking forward to this for a while now. Have had an absolute shit day at work so I'm hoping this is as enjoyable as I think it will be.
     
  12. mth's Avatar

    mth said:
    Wife's off to book club tonight so I'm probably going to dial up RAW...only problem is by the time I get home from work, it'll be 30-45 minutes into it so I'll either miss a chunk or maybe be watching on a slight delay from the rest of you.

    I'm not sure how they're going to cram all these past tars into it without it seeming a bit overloaded and not overly meaningful while also still advancing the normal content/storylines at the same time. Will be interesting to see if they just shove a handful of guys into backstage cameos and such.
     
  13. Goratrix said:
    Going out on a limb and guessing Enzo misses tonight. And many many more nights.
     
  14. MTR's Avatar

    MTR said:
    You could say that
     
  15. The Law said:
    This looks fantastic.



    Even got the ICOPRO banner.
     
  16. MTR's Avatar

    MTR said:
    That does look cool
     
  17. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Would love to have a front row balcony seat by that ico pro bammer
     
  18. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    Quote Originally Posted by virmicious View Post
    Also a poll up on wwe.com has a who do you want to see get a stunner from stone cold. Reigns is currently in the lead.
    Austin stunning Miz and The Miztourage, celebrating with Reigns, and then stunning Reigns would be amazing...
     
  19. The Law said:
    Opening package from Raw 1000. Can't believe it's been 5.5 years since this. 5.5 years of three hour Raws.

     
  20. Tainted Eclipse's Avatar

    Tainted Eclipse said:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    This looks fantastic.



    Even got the ICOPRO banner.
    thats awesome. really looking forward to this show.
     
  21. The Law said:
    Every Raw theme song in history:

     
  22. Beefy said:
    This is going to be great. That Manhattan Centre setup looks tremendous.
     
  23. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    Randy Orton's wife...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Orton
    Can someone pls explain to me how @randyorton isn’t on the Raw 25th anniversary tonight? He’s been on more episode of Raw then anyone besides HHH, Michaels, Taker, Kane and Cena. Impressive list right? So why NOT @randyorton? He’s had some of the most memorable moments in Raw history too. He’s also on the Promo pic but isn’t on the show. Just doesn’t make sense to me. Enjoy the show tonight guys. I’ll be playing MarioKart with my kids
    Several SmackDown stars will be there, but apparently Orton isn't one of them...
     
  24. Jordo's Avatar

    Jordo said:
    It's a work brother.

    Everything is a work
     
  25. Peter Griffin's Avatar

    Peter Griffin said:
    I mean, Somewhat of a fair question. Ughh Sam Roberts outside and the crowd already What'ing themselves into a frenzy.
     
  26. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Griffin View Post
    I mean, Somewhat of a fair question. Ughh Sam Roberts outside and the crowd already What'ing themselves into a frenzy.
    Sam Roberts is an unfortunate looking individual.
     
  27. Peter Griffin's Avatar

    Peter Griffin said:
    Yeah, He wouldn't look out of place as Krusty the clowns sidekick.
     
  28. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    See you guys in less than 30 minutes. Hopefully RAW will be fun and not a 3 hour chore.
     
  29. Beefy said:
    Taker and DX are at the Manhattan Centre according to JR. Austin is at Barclays.
     
  30. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    This crowd is gonna do Peter Griffin's head in. To be honest, they stand a good chance of pissing me off as well.
     
  31. Peter Griffin's Avatar

    Peter Griffin said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Beer-Belly View Post
    This crowd is gonna do Peter Griffin's head in. To be honest, they stand a good chance of pissing me off as well.
    Don't worry about that, My head went a long time ago
     
  32. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
    Taker and DX are at the Manhattan Centre according to JR. Austin is at Barclays.
    I'd be super bummed if I bought Manhattan Center tickets if that's the case.
     
  33. Beefy said:
    Who do we think will open the show? I'm calling Vince.
     
  34. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
    Who do we think will open the show? I'm calling Vince.
    Hopefully with Austin stunning him.
     
  35. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    I feel especially dirty after finding out the most iconic raw theme is by nickleback. I am not sure if a shower can get me clean enough.
     
  36. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by virmicious View Post
    I feel especially dirty after finding out the most iconic raw theme is by nickleback. I am not sure if a shower can get me clean enough.
    Did I miss that being mentioned? The most iconic them has to be the Attitude Era "Thorn In Your Eye" theme.
     
  37. Jordo's Avatar

    Jordo said:
    I think the most iconic theme is whatever one was on when you started watching
     
  38. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Well I vaguely remember that one and fuck me it is way worse than the nickelback one.
     
  39. The Law said:
    Best Raw intro is definitely Austin walking into the warehouse. Just an awesome video. The battle royal on top of Titan Towers was cool too.
     
  40. The Law said:
    Oh my god the pop for Shane.
     
  41. The Law said:
    "Let's get right to the action"

    *Cue authority figure talking segment*
     
  42. Tainted Eclipse's Avatar

    Tainted Eclipse said:
    austin needs to come out and stun these jabronis
     
  43. Rancid_Planet's Avatar

    Rancid_Planet said:
    Enjoy Raw tonight fellows. I'll be here in spirit. Have to catch it on dvr later though.
     
  44. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    The guy with the "WWE used to be cool" sign seems like a twat.
     
  45. Fro's Avatar

    Fro said:
    Good montage
     
  46. VHS's Avatar

    VHS said:
    That was a top montage.
     
  47. Jordo's Avatar

    Jordo said:
    Vince looks pretty good.

    He's never gonna die
     
  48. The Law said:
    Vince's hair finally grew back.
     
  49. Randolph's Avatar

    Randolph said:


    Nothing got me more pumped for a Monday than hearing this.
     
  50. Tabaschritar said:
    "Thank you, Vince!"

    Vince: "And we're going to celebrate Raw's 25th anniversary with a great match with Roman Reigns..."

    "Die Vince, Die!"
     
  51. Andrew6586's Avatar

    Andrew6586 said:
    Haha GoFundMe. That thing cost 50 bucks
     
  52. Fro's Avatar

    Fro said:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    Vince's hair finally grew back.
    From what
     
  53. Andrew6586's Avatar

    Andrew6586 said:
    This company always knows how to do montages right.
     
  54. Tabaschritar said:
    "Plaque?! I thought you said you were going to chip in to get me a black!"
     
  55. Beefy said:
    ahahaha old school 'ASSHOLE' chant
     
  56. Andrew6586's Avatar

    Andrew6586 said:
    This opening is fucking awesome.
     
  57. Beefy said:
    STONE COLD BY GAWD
     
  58. Jordo's Avatar

    Jordo said:
    No better way to start raw than with an old school Mr. McMahon promo interrupted by shattering glass.

    Jesus that pop
     
  59. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Jizz. There's jizz everywhere
     
  60. VHS's Avatar

    VHS said:
    Nobody on the main roster gets pops like the classics.
     
  61. Fro's Avatar

    Fro said:
    This is why I used to watch wrestling
     
  62. Andrew6586's Avatar

    Andrew6586 said:
    Austin looks great. Stun his ass.
     
  63. Beefy said:
    Shane has always sold that stunner great.
     
  64. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    Welp. Vince is dead...
     
  65. The Law said:
    I was at a Raw in 1999 where Austin Stunned Shane three times after the show and his selling got more over the top each time.
     
  66. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    RIP Vince's 72 year old knees...
     
  67. Beefy said:
    That was awesome.
     
  68. Smart Remark said:
    Why can't Stephanie take a stunner? That was dumb.
     
  69. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Fucking hell Vince just nonchalantly poured his beer on Shane.
     
  70. anthonyd46 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Smart Remark View Post
    Why can't Stephanie take a stunner? That was dumb.
    Shane took hers in her place I guess.
     
  71. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    Love it. You see the Stunner coming a mile away but you mark out anyway!
     
  72. Tainted Eclipse's Avatar

    Tainted Eclipse said:
    perfect opening segment, couldn't have been better.
     
  73. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tainted Eclipse View Post
    perfect opening segment, couldn't have been better.
    Yep. Can't imagine anything else that they could have opened with. Austin/McMahon family put RAW on the map.
     
  74. Tabaschritar said:
    Okay, I'm officially a curmudgeonly asshole, 'cause I can't even enjoy that opening. Seemed like the laziest way to incorporate Stone Cold. At least have him cut a promo!
     
  75. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Awesome opening segment. I loved the hell out of that.
     
  76. Sasori's Avatar

    Sasori said:
    The entire 3 hrs. should just be Austin stunning Vince, drinking beer, and posing on the turnbuckle while JR shouts "STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD!" over and over until he passes out.
     
  77. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Sasori View Post
    The entire 3 hrs. should just be Austin stunning Vince, drinking beer, and posing on the turnbuckle while JR shouts "STONE COLD! STONE COLD! STONE COLD!" over and over until he passes out.
    Man.. I wish! They could have Roman Reigns come out and then he gets stunned over and over until he got the f*** out.
     
  78. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    What a fucking pop for Austin as well.
     
  79. The Law said:
    I hope they don't segregate the legends from the current wrestlers. A lot of guys on the current roster could use interaction with legends to help get them over.
     
  80. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:


     
  81. BigAl's Avatar

    BigAl said:
    The pop for Austin stunning Reigns would blow the roof off.
     
  82. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    Asuka looks like a ghost that haunts Party City...
     
  83. virms's Avatar

    virms said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabaschritar View Post
    Okay, I'm officially a curmudgeonly asshole, 'cause I can't even enjoy that opening. Seemed like the laziest way to incorporate Stone Cold. At least have him cut a promo!
    He's not done for the night. Not by a long shot.
     
  84. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    So are the people in the other arena just watching on the titantron or something?
     
  85. anthonyd46 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    I hope they don't segregate the legends from the current wrestlers. A lot of guys on the current roster could use interaction with legends to help get them over.
    I think I read on social media Christian is doing the peep show with Rollins and Jason Jordan. Other than that no idea I am also wondering how much of this show is going to be from the manhattan center only that short intro from JR and King so far.
     
  86. Andrew6586's Avatar

    Andrew6586 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabaschritar View Post
    Okay, I'm officially a curmudgeonly asshole, 'cause I can't even enjoy that opening. Seemed like the laziest way to incorporate Stone Cold. At least have him cut a promo!
    I bet you’re real fun at parties.
     
  87. Punchy McTackleVest's Avatar

    Punchy McTackleVest said:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    This looks fantastic.



    Even got the ICOPRO banner.
    Can someone help this noob (me) understand what this is actually going to be used for tonight, if at all?
     
  88. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if Austin bookends the show...
    But they have so many guest stars to cram into the show, that I don't want to set myself up for disappointment by expecting more Austin...

    The night could reasonably end on Undertaker...
     
  89. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by The Law View Post
    I hope they don't segregate the legends from the current wrestlers. A lot of guys on the current roster could use interaction with legends to help get them over.
    Didn't they foreshadow The Revival going after the legends last week? I just hope they don't get treated like The Ascension.
     
  90. Peter Griffin's Avatar

    Peter Griffin said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy McTackleVest View Post
    Can someone help this noob (me) understand what this is actually going to be used for tonight, if at all?
    Wrestling?
     
  91. Beefy said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy McTackleVest View Post
    Can someone help this noob (me) understand what this is actually going to be used for tonight, if at all?
    No one knows. JR implied on the pre-show that DX and Taker are there. I assumed they'd have matches at both venues but we shall see.
     
  92. Beer-Belly's Avatar

    Beer-Belly said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Tabaschritar View Post
    Okay, I'm officially a curmudgeonly asshole, 'cause I can't even enjoy that opening. Seemed like the laziest way to incorporate Stone Cold. At least have him cut a promo!
    Austin doesn't use PG language or regurgitate lines that are written for him. Just be glad you got some Stunners and some beer drinking.
     
  93. The Law said:
    I hope there's a match or two in the old-school ring.

    And we're going old school with a flashback to 2010-2012 and Michael Cole being a shithead.
     
  94. Jarrod1983's Avatar

    Jarrod1983 said:
    Starting late but super excited for this show. Hoping it goes well.
     
  95. TooCool's Avatar

    TooCool said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Punchy McTackleVest View Post
    Can someone help this noob (me) understand what this is actually going to be used for tonight, if at all?
    Reading the tweets right now with #ManhattanCenter. Apparently they're just watching RAW like we are, on their jumbotron. I guess it'll go back and forth but it's kind of a terrible idea. But they'll definitely have some matches there. JR and King are doing commentary over there.
     
  96. anthonyd46 said:
    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool View Post
    So are the people in the other arena just watching on the titantron or something?
    https://twitter.com/griffpr/status/955615132331147264
     
  97. Bill Casey's Avatar

    Bill Casey said:
    I'm hoping they show off Asuka tonight for the giant ass kicking machine she is...
     
  98. Punchy McTackleVest's Avatar

    Punchy McTackleVest said:
    I was sort of semi-marking out when the show first started and I saw the arena with JR and King. Was pretty bummed out to find they were doing a double act.
     
  99. Tabaschritar said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Beer-Belly View Post
    Austin doesn't use PG language or regurgitate lines that are written for him. Just be glad you got some Stunners and some beer drinking.
    I feel like we could make an exception for the language on the 25th anniversary show. I mean, Reigns gets his "bitch" in every now and then. And I know from listening to his podcast that he can cut a generic promo that can get me pumped. I'm not that disappointed, but if this is just a little amuse bouche for something more substantial later, I'll pop big.
     
  100. Beefy said:
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Casey View Post
    I'm hoping they show off Asuka tonight for the giant ass kicking machine she is...
    Like that!