Since January of 1993, WWE Raw, or Monday Night Raw as it is now known as, has been one of the longest running wrestling programs on TV. Raw revolutionized the way professional wresting is taped. Whereas prior to this, wrestling shows were taped on soundstages or large arenas and then shown much later, Raw is shot live each week.
At its conception, Raw was taped every Monday at the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. In its early years, Raw relied heavily on gimmicks; however, within its first couple of years, they began to market themselves as “Uncut, Uncensored, Uncooked.” This new slogan came about after, despite the action still being scripted, unexpected occurrences began to happen.