Thought of the Day: Why Is It Called Raw?

This keeps coming back to me.Why is the show called Monday Night Raw?  Raw means uncooked or brand new.  What does that have to do with wrestling?  I’ve wondered this for 20 years now and I still don’t get it.


  1. The Killjoy says:

    I’ve always gone with the whole “it’s live, it’s unpredictable” line from the 15th Anniversary DVD. Sums it up about as well as possible.

  2. Jay H. says:

    I usually just think about Vince saying,Anything can happen in the World Wrestling Federation.

  3. Macios says:

    Apparently we get brand new material each week, where anything can happen.

    Obviously untrue ex: Sheamus vs Sandow x 13 but yeah it’s supposed to be base off that.