RAW was a great show when it first came on, but a combination of laziness, a loss of direction and a lack of interesting characters with depth (Randy Orton is the only one they've really had since Austin and the Rock left), have taken out most of the fun parts of a show and replaced it with a generic, unremarkable feel that makes it near impossible to watch every week.
This DVD looks at some of the sketches, promos, incidents and matches that have helped RAW To become one of the most popular TV shows in the world and near the end the elements that ruined it.
The first disc is mainly built around matches, but the most memorable moment is the Brian Pillman Gun incident from April 1996. Also amusing is the Triple H vs Shawn Miceals match for the European Championship from late 1997 where Micheals lays down for Triple H. It also includes Ric Flair's final match in the WWE in his first tenure, a loss to Curt Hennig in 1993 and the first ever European Champion crowned with British Bulldog defeating Owen Hart to take the belt.
The second disc is all about the promos and other segments. THe highlights are the Stone Cold beer truck and later the Kurt Angle milk truck. Shane McMahon buying out WCW, former WCW booker Eric Bischoff getting hired by McMahon as a General Manager, and the Rock: This is your life. Jericho's first appearance on RAW is hilarious too. Also included is Mankind's WWE Title victory over The Rock from 1999 and Jericho being stripped of the WWE Title moments after winning it from Triple H in April 2000.
Disc Three has some good stuff on it but just feels like wannabe moments rather than anything actually memorable. The Rock concert in Sacremento is funny. Kane unmasking was a memorable at the time which has since been tainted. Batista turning on TRiple H was a huge moment in any era, as was the Edge/ LIta live sex celebration, and John Cena getting drafted from SmackDown. Some of the other stuff is good, but apart from Edge winning the WWE Title in 2006 I found myself asking who cares? Unsurprising that John Cena despite being the focal point of the show for three years, has done almost nothing memorable, apart from arriving, and is rarely seen on disc three.
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