WWE RAW 25th Anniversary Preview: Confirmed Appearances & Matches

Update: check out the Raw 25 Pre-Show and main show highlights in the videos posted below:


RAW 25 Pre-Show: Jan. 22, 2018Join hosts Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg, David Otunga and Sam Roberts as they bring you everything you need to know to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the longest-running weekly episodic show in television history. Plus, WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler join the celebration from the original home of Monday…2018-01-23T05:30:20.000Z

Raw 25 Highlights


"Stone Cold" Steve Austin Stuns Shane and Mr. McMahon: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018The Texas Rattlesnake celebrates Raw's 25th Anniversary by delivering Stone Cold Stunners to Shane-O-Mac and The Chairman. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T02:21:37.000Z

Bizarre WWE Legends visit Raw GM Kurt Angle: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Kurt Angle and Jonathan Coachman encounter The Boogeyman, Brother Love and other peculiar personalities from WWE history. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T02:29:00.000Z

Banks, Bayley, Asuka & James vs. Jax, Rose, Deville & Fox: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Less than one week before the first-ever 30-Woman Royal Rumble Match, eight of the bout's competitors clash in tag team action. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T02:30:14.000Z

Former Raw General Managers assemble on the stage: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Former Raw GMs John Laurinaitis, William Regal and Eric Bischoff join SmackDown LIVE GM Daniel Bryan in celebration of Raw 25. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T03:00:14.000Z

Charlotte Flair confronts Alexa Bliss: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair and her father Ric Flair take The Goddess down a peg. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T03:06:14.000Z

Roman Reigns vs. The Miz – Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018The Big Dog defends his title against The A-Lister in a blockbuster Intercontinental Title rematch. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T03:16:12.000Z

Chris Jericho performs a song for Elias: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Chris Jericho takes exception with Elias' scarves and puts pen to paper. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T03:38:34.000Z

The Undertaker returns: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018On Raw's 25th Anniversary, The Deadman emerges in WWE for the first time since his defeat to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33, live at the birthplace of Raw, the Manhattan Center. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube:…2018-01-23T03:57:05.000Z

"Woken" Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018The Woken One finally takes on The Eater of Worlds at the birthplace of Monday Night Raw, the Manhattan Center. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T04:00:45.000Z

The APA host a poker game: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Find out who joined JBL & Ron Simmons for a high-stakes poker game during Raw's 25th Anniversary. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T04:21:03.000Z

Christian invites Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan to "The Peep Show": Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Christian's talk show breeds chaos when Cesaro & Sheamus confront the Raw Tag Team Champions. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T04:45:13.000Z

Elias disrespects John Cena: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018John Cena stops Elias from insulting WWE Legends, but the sinister songsmith has the last laugh. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T05:14:39.000Z

The Godfather has grown up: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Mark Henry reunites with The Godfather and gets a startling update on the formerly controversial Attitude Era Superstar. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T05:28:53.000Z

D-Generation X and Scott Hall share a "Too Sweet" moment with The Bálor Club: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Every member of D-Generation X and Kliq member Scott Hall meet The Bálor Club at the Manhattan Center. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T05:51:52.000Z

Heath Slater & Rhyno vs. Titus Worldwide: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018A tag team collision "sets the table" for an appearance from two extreme WWE Legends. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T06:01:48.000Z

"Mean" Gene Okerlund interviews AJ Styles: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018The Phenomenal One requests an interview from a WWE Hall of Famer. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T06:06:56.000Z

WWE honors female WWE Legends: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018Raw 25 celebrates The Bella Twins, Torrie Wilson, Jacqueline, Maria Kanellis, Maryse, Kelly Kelly, Lilian Garcia, Terri Runnels, Michelle McCool and Trish Stratus. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T06:25:20.000Z

Braun Strowman, Brock Lesnar and Kane collide before the Royal Rumble event: Raw 25, Jan. 22, 2018A massive brawl between The Monster Among Men, The Beast Incarnate and The Big Red Machine erupts at Raw 25. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-23T06:26:19.000Z


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January 11, 1993 – the very first episode of WWE Raw aired and emanated from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center.

Ever since then, the Monday night TV staple has provided wrestling fans with memorable matches and unforgettable moments. In 2018, WWE has seen fit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the show by putting on a special celebratory episode. On January 22, WWE Raw will air live from the Barclays Center and the Manhattan Center on the USA Network. And as expected, fans can look forward to a more exciting edition of Raw’s three- hour spectacle. Legends from years past and current Superstars will be on hand to make this episode of Raw one of the best ever.

Before Raw’s 25th anniversary special airs, make sure you’re up to speed on who’s scheduled to appear and which matches you can look forward to.


Confirmed Appearances


Boogeyman, The Million Dollar Man, Brother Love and more Legends are returning for Raw 25Plenty of WWE Legends will be in the house when Monday Night Raw celebrates its 25th anniversary on Jan. 22 at 8/7 C on USA Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-10T03:03:41.000Z

– Eric Bischoff
– Chrstian
– WWE Champion AJ Styles
– Xavier Woods, Big E & Kofi Kingston aka “The New Day”
– WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair
– WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso aka “The Usos”
– WWE SmackDown General Manager Daniel Bryan
– WWE SmackDown Commissioner Shane McMahon
– Montel Vontavious Porter aka “MVP”
– John Cena
– WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar


Several female WWE Legends announced for Raw 25The Bella Twins will be joined by Kelly Kelly, Jacqueline, Torrie Wilson and many other legendary women from WWE history at Raw 25, next Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube:…2018-01-16T02:19:19.000Z

– Trish Stratus
– Nikki & Brie Bella aka “The Bella Twins”
– Jackie Moore aka “Jacqueline”
– Terri Runnels
– Torrie Wilson
– Maria Kanellis
– Michelle McCool
– Kelly Kelly
– Lilian Garcia
– Natalya Neidhart


The Undertaker to return at Raw 25: WWE NowRaw 25 will be a can't-miss event on Jan. 22, 2018, and we found out this week that it will also mark the return of The Undertaker. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2017-11-03T16:00:10.000Z

– The Undertaker
– Chris Jericho
– The Brooklyn Brawler
– Jeff Hardy
– William Regal
– Tyson Kidd
– Harvey Wippleman
– Bruce Prichard aka “Brother Love”
– Jimmy Fallon


Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler to be reunited for Raw 25: Exclusive, Jan. 15, 2018WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler will be reunited as the announce team live at the Manhattan Center as part of Raw's 25th Anniversary special. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-15T21:18:13.000Z

– “Good Ol’ JR” Jim Ross
– Jerry “The King” Lawler
– “Mean” Gene Okerlund
– Jonathan “The Coach” Coachman
– Howard Finkle
– Mark Henry
– Scott Hall aka “Razor Ramon”
– “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
– John “Bradshaw” Layfield & Ron Simmons aka “Farooq” aka “APA”
– Bubba Ray & D-Von aka “The Dudley Boyz”


"Stone Cold" Steve Austin returns for Raw 25 – Jan. 22 on USA NetworkWWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin will be among the WWE Legends returning for the 25th anniversary of Raw on Jan. 22, live at 8/7 C on USA Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube:…2018-01-09T03:01:34.000Z

– “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
– “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels
– Triple H
– “Road Dogg” Jesse James & “Badd Ass” Billy Gunn aka The New Age Outlaws
– Sean Waltman aka “X-Pac”
– “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase
– Teddy Long
– The Godfather
– Brother Love
– The Boogeyman
– Sgt. Slaughter
– John Laurinaitis


Scheduled Matches


The Miz to challenge Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title at Raw 25: Raw, Jan. 8, 2018The A-Lister aims to reclaim his Intercontinental Championship when he battles Roman Reigns on the 25th anniversary of Raw. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-09T04:44:40.000Z

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. The Miz (Winner!)
8-Woman Tag Team Match: Mickie James, Bayley, Sasha Banks, & Asuka (Winners!) vs. Nia Jax, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, & Alicia Fox
– Bray Wyatt (Winner!) vs. “Woken” Matt Hardy
– Titus Worldwide vs. Heath Slater & Rhyno (No Contest; The Dudley Boyz came out after the match to put Heath Slater through a table)
– Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (Winners!) vs. The Revival (Finn Bálor, D-Generation X & fellow Clique member Scott Hall aka “Razor Ramon” made sure to punish The Revival after the match)


Special WWE Raw 25th Anniversary Videos


Raw's first intro with today's Superstars: Raw 25 MashupAs Raw celebrates its 25th anniversary, past meets present with this recreation of Raw's first intro with current Team Red Superstars. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2017-12-29T20:02:02.000Z

Raw's 1996 intro with modern-day Superstars: Raw 25 MashupIn honor of Raw's 25th anniversary, head back to 1996 with this recreation of one of Raw's most iconic openings with the Superstars of today. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-05T15:59:06.000Z

Raw's Attitude Era intro with current Superstars: Raw 25 Mashup"Raw is War" as today's Superstars get a little Attitude in celebration of Raw's 25th anniversary. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-12T18:30:00.000Z

Raw's Ruthless Aggression intro with New Era Superstars: Raw 25 MashupGo "Across the Nation" with this recreation of Raw's Ruthless Aggression intro with today's Superstars. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-19T19:00:06.000Z

Take a look back at the haunting legacy of The Undertaker on RawRelive some of the most incredible moments from The Undertaker's time on Raw ahead of the historic Raw 25 special, airing on USA Network tonight at 8/7 C! Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: goo.gl/QmhBof2018-01-21T00:30:23.000Z

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