List of WWE Raw special episodes

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This is a list of special episodes of the professional wrestling television series WWE Raw. Throughout its broadcast history, the show has aired episodes that have different themes. Some of them are yearly events such as the WWE draft and the Slammy Awards. Others include tributes to various professional wrestlers who have recently died or retired from actively performing.

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Episode Date Location Venue Rating Notes
Raw's Premiere episode January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) New York, New York Manhattan Center 2.5[1] Series debut
SummerSlam Spectacular Recap Special August 23, 1993 (1993-08-23) A recap of the previous night's SummerSlam Spectacular broadcast.
Raw's 2nd Anniversary January 9, 1995 (1995-01-09) Houston, Texas The Summit 2.1[1] Raw's 2nd Anniversary marked the event with a very Special King's Court hosted by Jerry Lawler with special guest William Shatner, & WWF Intercontinental Championship match with Razor Ramon defending the title in a winning effort against Owen Hart.
Raw's "New Fall Season" Live from the Streets September 7, 1995 (1995-09-07) Canton, Ohio (Originally Hartford, Connecticut) and Stamford, Connecticut Canton Memorial Civic Center

Titan Towers

2.7[1] 1995 fall season premiere that was originally called "New Look, New Attitude" to Raw's "New Fall Season"; recap of SummerSlam, Originally In Your House 3 was under the tagline as "New Fall Season" Premiere
Halloween Edition of Raw October 30, 1995 (1995-10-30) Brandon, Manitoba Keystone Centre 2.7[1] Halloween themed edition of Raw that saw the TV debut of Goldust.

Taped on October 23, 1995, the night after Great White North.

The World Wrestling Federation Championship: The Dream, The Reign, The Quest December 28, 1995 (1995-12-28) A 20-minute special Thursday recap episode revolving around the history of the WWF title.

Hosted by Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect.

Raw Bowl January 2, 1996 (1996-01-02) Newark, Delaware Bob Carpenter Center 2.6[1] Super Bowl themed episode, including a "Raw Bowl".
USA Network Championship Friday September 6, 1996 (1996-09-06) Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling Civic Center 3.4[1] Special Friday airing of Raw
Royal Rumble Raw[2] February 3, 1997 (1997-02-03) Toronto, Ontario, Canada Skydome 2.6[1]
  • First ever two-hour Raw broadcast.
  • Including clips from the Royal Rumble
Thursday Raw Thursday February 13, 1997 (1997-02-13) Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell Memorial Auditorium 3.3[3]
Raw Saturday Night February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13) Toronto, Ontario, Canada Skydome 5.9[1] Saturday airing of Raw (due to USA Network's coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show), taped at the SkyDome in Toronto. The main event was a gauntlet match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Corporation (leading into his match against Vince McMahon at St. Valentine's Day Massacre the next day). With 41,432 spectators, it had the largest in-person attendance in the program's history.[4]
Raw is Owen May 24, 1999 (1999-05-24) St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center 7.2[1] A special live episode honoring the life and career of Owen Hart, who had died the previous night after a fall accident during the Over the Edge PPV. The episode featured segments with fellow performers paying tribute to Hart, and exhibition matches with no effect on storylines.[5]
The Night of Champions March 26, 2001 (2001-03-26) Cleveland, Ohio

Panama City Beach, Florida

Gund Arena


Boardwalk Beach Resort

5.2[1] A special simulcast of Raw and the final episode of WCW Monday Nitro
The Brand Extension Draft March 25, 2002 (2002-03-25) University Park, Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center 5.4[1]
Final Raw Under The WWF Name April 29, 2002 Buffalo, New York HSBC Center Final Raw Under The WWF Name Before Name Change To WWE On May 6, 2002
First Ever Raw Under The WWE Name May 6, 2002 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center First Ever Raw Under The WWE Name
Raw Roulette October 7, 2002 (2002-10-07) Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center 3.8[1] The stipulations of matches were decided by the spin of a wheel
Raw Roulette November 24, 2003 (2003-11-24) Salt Lake City, Utah E Center 3.6[1]
  • The stipulations of matches were decided by the spin of a wheel.
  • It included the first-ever women's Steel Cage Match in WWE history (Lita vs. Victoria).
2004 WWE Draft Lottery March 22, 2004 (2004-03-22) Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena 3.7[1] Involved the rosters of Raw and SmackDown!.
Raw 2004–05 Season Premiere September 20, 2004 (2004-09-20) Tucson, Arizona Tucson Convention Center Arena 3.7[6] The 2004–05 season premiere of Raw.
WWE Live in Japan February 7, 2005 (2005-02-07) Saitama, Japan Saitama Super Arena 3.7 The first ever Raw taping from Saitama, Japan.
Raw Homecoming October 3, 2005 (2005-10-03) Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center 5.6[7] First three-hour episode, and its first in its return to USA Network.

Also the 2005-2006 season premiere.

Eddie Guerrero Tribute Show November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14) Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center 5.3[7] Tribute in memory of Eddie Guerrero, who had died the previous weekend.
Tribute to the Troops December 19, 2005 (2005-12-19) Bagram, Afghanistan Bagram Air Base 4.2[7] Christmas episode, honoring the United States Armed Forces
WrestleMania 22 Raw April 3, 2006 (2006-04-03) Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena 4.1 A special Raw episode taking place 1 day after WrestleMania 22 in Rosemont, Illinois
Raw Family Reunion October 9, 2006 (2006-10-09) Columbia, South Carolina Colonial Center 5.0[8] First 3 Hour Raw special to involve the rosters from all three brands. Raw, SmackDown! & ECW

Also the 2006-2007 season premiere.

Tribute to the Troops December 25, 2006 (2006-12-25) Baghdad, Iraq Camp Victory 4.1[8] Christmas episode, honoring the United States Armed Forces
2007 WWE Draft June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11) Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Wachovia Arena 4.5[9] Involved the rosters of Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW.
Chris Benoit Memorial June 25, 2007 (2007-06-25) Corpus Christi, Texas American Bank Center 3.8[9]
  • Three-hour memorial tribute show to Chris Benoit and his family.
  • The original broadcast was replaced with a clip show in international markets and on the WWE Network, due to the circumstances of the deaths.
  • The decision was made to postpone that night's Raw taping (initially a kayfabe memorial for the Mr. McMahon character following the previous week's limo explosion storyline) after the deaths, although the circumstances were not known at the time of the decision.
Raw 15th Anniversary December 10, 2007 (2007-12-10) Bridgeport, Connecticut Arena At Harbor Yard 4.7[9][10] Celebrated the show's 15th anniversary.
Tribute to the Troops December 24, 2007 (2007-12-24) Baghdad, Iraq Camp Victory 4.0[9] Christmas episode, honoring American armed forces
Raw Roulette January 7, 2008 (2008-01-07) Uncasville, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena 3.2[11]
  • Involved the rosters of Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW
  • The stipulations of matches were decided by the spin of a wheel
Raw In HD January 21, 2008 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum The first ever episode of Raw in HD
WrestleMania Recap Night March 10, 2008 (2008-03-10) Milwaukee, Wisconsin Bradley Center 3.6[12]
  • Special 3-hour edition of Raw that featured rematches from previous WrestleMania events
  • Involved the rosters from all three brands
King of the Ring April 21, 2008 (2008-04-21) Greenville, South Carolina BI-LO Center 3.0[12]
  • King of the Ring tournament
  • Involved the rosters from all three brands.
2008 WWE Draft June 23, 2008 (2008-06-23) San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center 3.4[12] Involved the rosters of Raw, SmackDown, and ECW.
Raw's 800th Episode Celebration November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) Tampa, Florida St. Pete Times Forum 3.4[12] Celebrated the show's 800th episode.
2008 Slammy Awards December 8, 2008 (2008-12-08) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wachovia Center 3.2[12]
  • Slammy Award show
  • Involved the rosters from all three brands
2009 WWE Draft April 13, 2009 (2009-04-13) Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena 3.7[13] Involved the rosters of Raw, SmackDown, and ECW.
The Three-For-All June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15) Charlotte, North Carolina Time Warner Cable Arena 3.6[13][14]
Trump Raw June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22) Green Bay, Wisconsin Resch Center 4.4[13][15] The first ever commercial-free Raw broadcast.
The Price Is Raw September 7, 2009 Chicago, Illinois Allstate Arena Special 2 hour episode of Raw guest hosted by Price is Right host Bob Barker.
A Raw Thanksgiving November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23) Hershey, Pennsylvania Giant Center 3.3[13][16]
2009 Slammy Awards December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14) Corpus Christi, Texas American Bank Center 3.3[13][17]
  • 3 Hour Slammy Award show
  • Involved the rosters from all three brands
  • Appearance by Dennis Miller
WrestleMania Recap March 15, 2010 (2010-03-15) San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena 3.7[1]
  • Comprised re-matches from past WrestleMania events.
  • Appearance by Steve Austin
Monday Night SmackDown April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19) East Rutherford, New Jersey IZOD Center 3.1[1]
2010 WWE Draft April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26) Richmond, Virginia Richmond Coliseum 3.1[1]
Commercial-Free Raw May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17) Toronto, Ontario, Canada Air Canada Centre 3.4[1]
Viewer's Choice Raw June 7, 2010 (2010-06-07) Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena 3.1[1]
Raw's 900th Episode Celebration August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30) Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden 3.5[21] Celebrated the show's 900th episode
Raw Roulette September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13) Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena 3.0[22]
  • Involved the rosters of Raw and SmackDown
  • The 2010–11 season premiere Raw
  • The stipulations of matches were decided by the spin of a wheel
  • Appearances by NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson
Old School Raw November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15) Hershey, Pennsylvania Giant Center 3.05[21]
  • Three-hour episode with appearances by former wrestlers and personalities.
  • Everything in the show was also supposed to temporarily revert to the 1993 Raw format. However, while some items from 1993 were used (such as the ring and the theme music), it used the 1980s-era WWF opening as well as the stage set-up from around early 1997.
King of the Ring November 29, 2010 (2010-11-29) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center 3.1[21]
  • Three-Hour King of the Ring tournament
  • Involved wrestlers from both Raw and SmackDown
  • Appearance by Miss USA Rima Fakih
2010 Slammy Awards December 13, 2010 (2010-12-13) New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena 3.06[21]
2011 WWE Draft April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25) Raleigh, North Carolina PNC Arena 3.4[23]
The Rock's Birthday Bash May 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena 3.4[23]
WWE All Star Night June 13, 2011 (2011-06-13) Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 3.1[23]
  • Three-hour episode that involved the rosters from Raw and SmackDown.
  • WWE Hall of Famer Steve Austin served as Raw General Manager.
Power to the People June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20) Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena 3.1[23]
  • Three-hour episode involving the rosters from Raw and SmackDown.
  • Match selections were voted on via mobile phone.
Raw Roulette June 27, 2011 (2011-06-27) Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center 3.1[25]
  • Involved the rosters of Raw and SmackDown
  • The stipulations of matches were decided by the spin of a wheel.
  • Appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels
  • CM Punk made his famous "pipebomb" shoot speech at the end of the show.
Raw Gets Rocked November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14) Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden 3.2[23] Three-hour episode with appearances by The Rock and Mick Foley in their first appearance together since 2004.
2011 Slammy Awards December 12, 2011 (2011-12-12) Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope 2.8[23]
  • Three-hour Slammy Award ceremony.
  • Kane made his return with his mask for the first time since 2003.
Raw SuperShow [26] April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23) Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena 4.39/3.04 share[27] Special 3-hour episode. Features the contract signing between Brock Lesnar and John Cena for Extreme Rules.
Raw 1000 July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23) St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center 6.01/3.84 share[27]
  • Special episode celebrating the show's 1,000th episode.
  • Episode started Raw's new permanent three-hour format and new logo.
  • Included an exclusive live chat interview with Charlie Sheen via Skype.
Shawn Michaels Appreciation Night August 6, 2012 (2012-08-06) San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center 4.7/3.54 share[27] Special episode for Shawn Michaels[28]
2012 Slammy Awards December 17, 2012 (2012-12-17) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center 4.23/2.89 share[29] Slammy Award ceremony
Raw Christmas Eve December 24, 2012 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania CONSOL Energy Center 2.2 On this Christmas Eve episode, Mick Foley, dressed up as Santa Claus, got run over by Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio later faced John Cena in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight (which Cena won), in which Foley interfered.
Champions Choice Night December 31, 2012 (2012-12-31) Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 3.5
Raw 20th Anniversary January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14) Houston, Texas Toyota Center 4.55/3.1 share
  • This show celebrated the 20th anniversary of Raw
  • Commentary for main event by Jim Ross
Raw Roulette January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28) Las Vegas, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center 5.02/3.67 share Match stipulations were chosen by the spin of a wheel.
Old School Raw March 4, 2013 (2013-03-04) Buffalo, New York KeyBank Center 5.02/3.55 share
  • Appearances by former wrestlers and personalities.
  • Like the previous Old School Raw, this was more of an anachronism-type episode, with some key differences from the 2010 episode being the use of the Attitude Era theme song from the War Zone segment during backstage segments right before commercial, as well as the use of a modified 1980's WWF logo without the "F". The latter was the result of the 2012 settlement between the WWE and World Wide Fund for Nature that allowed the WWE to uncensor the Attitude Era WWF scratch logo in archival footage in exchange of no further use of any WWF logos in new, original footage.[30]
WrestleMania 29 Raw April 8, 2013 (2013-04-08) East Rutherford, New Jersey IZOD Center 3.4[31] A special Monday Night Raw episode taking place one day after WrestleMania 29.
Bret Hart Appreciation Night May 27, 2013 (2013-05-27) Calgary, Alberta Scotiabank Saddledome 3.94/1.4 share[32] Special episode for Bret Hart, showing highlights of his career as well as other legends paying their respects.
Raw Country November 18, 2013 (2013-11-18) Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena 3.80/1.4 share
2013 Slammy Awards December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09) Seattle, Washington Key Arena 4.15/1.5 share Slammy Award ceremony
Raw Christmas December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23) Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center 5.2 Live Christmas-themed episode, including a Battle for Christmas, two 6-man tag team matches, and a Christmas Present on a Pole match.
Old School Raw January 6, 2014 (2014-01-06) Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena 4.54/1.6 share[33] Appearances by former wrestlers and personalities.

Jake "The Snake" Roberts made his first appearance since 2005.

Occupy Raw March 10, 2014 (2014-03-10) Memphis, Tennessee FedExForum 4.73/1.5 share[34] Special episode of Raw including the Occupy Raw Movement.
Raw 1100 June 23, 2014 (2014-06-23) Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 4.03/1.4 share[35] Celebrated the show's 1,100th episode.
Hulk Hogan Birthday Celebration Show August 11, 2014 (2014-08-11) Portland, Oregon Moda Center 4.30/1.5 share[36] The 61st birthday celebration of Hulk Hogan.
WWE Hall of Fame 2014 Forum August 25, 2014 (2014-08-25) Anaheim, California Honda Center 3.98/1.3 share The first ever WWE Hall of Fame Forum.
Raw 2014–15 Season Premiere September 8, 2014 (2014-09-08) Baltimore, Maryland Baltimore Arena 3.98/1.4 share The 2014–15 season premiere of Raw.
2014 Slammy Awards December 8, 2014 (2014-12-08) Greenville, South Carolina Bon Secours Wellness Arena 2.66/1.3 share[37]
  • Slammy Awards ceremony, hosted by actor Seth Green
Raw Christmas[38] December 22, 2014 (2014-12-22) Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center 3.63/1.3 share[39][40] A Christmas-themed episode of Raw. Hulk Hogan (as "Ho Ho Hogan") was the General Manager.
New Year's Raw December 29, 2014 (2014-12-29) Washington, D.C. Verizon Center 3.61/2.2 share[41][42] A New Year's Eve-themed episode of Raw. Edge and Christian served as General Managers. The episode marked the return of The Authority.
John Cena Appreciation Night January 5, 2015 (2015-01-05) Corpus Christi, Texas American Bank Center 3.67/1.3 share[43]
Raw Reunion[44][45] January 19, 2015 (2015-01-19) Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center 4.10/1.4 share[46] A special episode of Raw involving Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, The APA, The New Age Outlaws, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, X-Pac and Sting.
Raw Special in Studio Show January 26, 2015 (2015-01-26) Stamford, Connecticut Titan Towers 4.42/1.4 share[47] Due to a major winter storm and travel bans across Connecticut that were occurring at the time, WWE was forced to cancel a SmackDown taping in Boston and reschedule Raw for the ensuing SmackDown on Thursday. The episode comprised interviews of various WWE wrestlers, a weather report from John "Bradshaw" Layfield, plus a re-airing of the WWE Championship triple threat match and the Royal Rumble match from the night before.[48][49]
King of the Ring April 27, 2015 (2015-04-27) Green Bay, Wisconsin Resch Center 3.76/1.2 share[50] This episode included the first matches of the 2015 King of the Ring tournament. The finals were held the following day live on WWE Network.
Raw 2015–16 Season Premiere September 14, 2015 (2015-09-14) Memphis, Tennessee FedExForum 2.42 The 2015–16 season premiere of Raw
2015 Slammy Awards December 21, 2015 (2015-12-21) Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center 3.50 Slammy Awards ceremony
Raw's 23rd Birthday January 11, 2016 (2016-01-11) New Orleans, Louisiana Smoothie King Center 3.3 Raw's 23rd anniversary
Thank You, Daniel Bryan! February 8, 2016 (2016-02-08) Seattle, Washington KeyArena 2.65[51][52]
  • Honored Daniel Bryan's retirement, showing highlights of his career since NXT in 2010.
Raw 1200 May 23, 2016 (2016-05-23) Baltimore, Maryland Royal Farms Arena 1.12[53] Celebrated the show's 1,200th episode.
Raw Halloween October 31, 2016 (2016-10-31) Hartford, Connecticut XL Center 1.88[54] Halloween-themed episode of Raw including a Trick or Street fight and several wrestlers wearing costumes throughout the show.
2017 Superstar Shake-up April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10) Uniondale, New York Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum 3.42 Untraditional draft in which wrestlers are transferred between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Raw Christmas December 25, 2017 (2017-12-25) Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena 0.83 Live Christmas-themed episode of Raw on Christmas Monday.
Raw New Year's Day January 1, 2018 (2018-01-01) Miami, Florida American Airlines Arena 1.07[55] Live episode of Monday Night Raw on New Year's Day.
Raw 25 Years January 22, 2018 (2018-01-22) Brooklyn, New York
New York, New York
Barclays Center
Manhattan Center
4.53 Celebrated the 25th anniversary of Raw; simulcast from the Barclays Center and Manhattan Center.[56]
2018 Superstar Shake-up April 16, 2018 (2018-04-16) Hartford, Connecticut XL Center 3.62 Nontraditional draft in which wrestlers are transferred between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Raw 1300 April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23) St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center 3.1 Celebrated the 1,300th episode of Raw.
Christmas Eve Raw December 24, 2018 (2018-12-24) Sacramento, California Golden 1 Center 1.7 Christmas Eve edition of Raw which was taped on December 17, 2018, and aired on Christmas Eve.
New Year's Eve Raw December 31, 2018 (2018-12-31) Detroit, Michigan Little Caesars Arena 1.9 Last Raw of 2018 which was taped on December 28, 2018, and aired on New Year's Eve
Ric Flair Birthday Celebration Show February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25) Atlanta, Georgia State Farm Arena 2.9
2019 Superstar Shake-up April 15, 2019 Montreal, Quebec Bell Centre 2.66 Untraditional draft in which wrestlers are transferred between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Raw Reunion July 22, 2019 Tampa, Florida Amalie Arena 3.09[57] A special episode of Raw featuring WWE Hall of Famers and Legends including John Cena, Rikishi, D-Von Dudley, Hulk Hogan, Jimmy Hart, Booker T, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Torrie Wilson, Santino Marella, The Godfather, The Boogeyman, Pat Patterson, Christian, Lilian Garcia, Eve Torres, Eric Bischoff, Ron Simmons, Gerald Brisco, Kelly Kelly, Kurt Angle, Candice Michelle, Melina, Alundra Blayze, Jonathan Coachman, Rob Van Dam, Sgt Slaughter, The Hurricane, Ric Flair, Ted DiBiase, Jerry Lawler, The Kliq, Road Dogg, Mick Foley, and Stone Cold Steve Austin.
King of the Ring August 19, 2019 Saint Paul, Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 2.53 The episode included the first matches of the 2019 King of the Ring Tournament & the return of the tournament, which was last held in 2015.
Raw's Return to Madison Square Garden September 9, 2019 (2019-09-09) New York, New York Madison Square Garden 2.13 First televised WWE event from Madison Square Garden in 10 years. Featured a special appearance from Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Raw 2018–19 Season Finale September 23, 2019 San Francisco, California Chase Center 2.24 Raw presented its season finale before SmackDown Live had its final episode on the USA Network.
Raw 2019–20 Season Premiere September 30, 2019 Phoenix, Arizona Talking Stick Resort Arena 2.56 The 2019–20 season premiere of Raw, which debuted a new theme song ("Legendary" by Skillet) and a new logo.
2019 WWE Draft Night 2 October 14, 2019 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center 2.27[58] Second night of the annual WWE Draft (the first night of which was the October 11 episode of SmackDown), where wrestlers are drafted between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Edge Appreciation Night January 27, 2020 San Antonio, Texas AT&T Center 2.40 Edgemaking his in-ring return on the night before for the first time in 8 years.
3:16 Day March 16, 2020 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center 2.33 A special episode of Raw that took place on March 16, celebrating 3:16 day, featuring an appearance by Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.
This episode was originally scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but was held behind closed doors at the WWE Performance Center after a slew of sporting-related cancellations that took place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raw 1400 March 23, 2020 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center 2.0 Marked Raw's 1,400th episode. Was originally scheduled to take place in Fort Worth, Texas, but was held behind closed doors at the WWE Performance Center after a slew of sporting-related cancellations that took place due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Championship Monday June 22, 2020 Orlando, Florida WWE Performance Center 1.92 Featured four championship matches throughout the night. The championships which were defended were: The Raw Tag Team Championship, the Raw Women's Championship, the 24/7 Championship, and the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship
In Your Face September 14, 2020 Orlando, Florida Amway Center 1.69 Featured Asuka (c) vs. Mickie James for the Raw Women's Championship, Drew McIntyre vs. Keith Lee, Seth Rollins vs. Dominik Mysterio in a steel cage match, and a champions-versus-champions match with The Street Profits vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro.
2020 WWE Draft Night 2 October 12, 2020 Orlando, Florida Amway Center 1.85 Second night of the annual WWE Draft (the first night of which was the October 9 episode of SmackDown), where wrestlers are drafted between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Raw 2020–21 Season Premiere October 19, 2020 Orlando, Florida Amway Center 1.77[59] The 2020–21 season premiere of Raw.
Raw Legends Night January 4, 2021 St. Petersburg, Florida Tropicana Field 2.13[60] A special episode of Raw featuring WWE Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as the first Raw of 2021. Featured appearances by Hulk Hogan, Theodore Long, Alicia Fox, Mickie James, Sgt. Slaughter, Tatanka, Big Show, Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart, Mark Henry, Mike Rotunda, Molly Holly, Melina, Torrie Wilson, The Boogeyman, Ron Simmons, Booker T, Jeff Jarrett, and Goldberg. Also featured Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Keith Lee for the WWE Championship.[61]
2021 WWE Draft Night 2 October 4, 2021 Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena 1.86[62] Second night of the annual WWE Draft (the first night of which was the October 1 episode of SmackDown), where wrestlers are drafted between the Raw and SmackDown brands.
Raw 2021–22 Season Premiere October 25, 2021 Houston, Texas Toyota Center 1.65[63] The 2021–22 season premiere of Raw.
Raw 1500 February 21, 2022 Columbia, South Carolina Colonial Life Arena 1.825[64] Marked the 1,500th episode of Raw. Featured an appearance by Brock Lesnar and the return of Edge.
WrestleMania Raw March 28, 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Arena 1.979[65] First annual WrestleMania-themed episode of Raw, which was also the go-home episode for the show. Featured appearances from RAW and SmackDown rosters including Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
Randy Orton 20th Anniversary Celebration April 25, 2022 Knoxville, Tennessee Thompson–Boling Arena 1.613[66] Featured a celebration of Randy Orton's 20th anniversary in WWE.
John Cena 20th Anniversary Celebration June 27, 2022 Laredo, Texas Sames Auto Arena 1.951[67] Featured a celebration of John Cena's 20th anniversary in WWE.
Rey Mysterio 20th Anniversary Celebration
(Raw's Return to Madison Square Garden)
July 25, 2022 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden 1.901[68] Monday Night RAW's return to Madison Square Garden. Featured a celebration of Rey Mysterio's 20th anniversary in WWE. It was also the first Monday Night RAW after Vince McMahon's retirement announcement.
Kurt Angle Appreciation Night August 29, 2022 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania PPG Paints Arena 2.107[69] Kurt Angle's return in his hometown of Pittsburgh. Show also featured an appearance by Edge.
Raw 2022–23 Season Premiere October 10, 2022 Brooklyn, New York Barclays Center 1.824[70] The 2022–23 season premiere of Raw. Featured an appearance from D-Generation X, who celebrated their 25 Year Anniversary.
Raw Halloween October 31, 2022 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Arena 1.500 Halloween-themed episode of Raw, which featured a Trick or Street Fight, themed graphics and bumper music.
First Hour Commercial-Free November 28, 2022 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope 1.668 The first hour of the Raw broadcast was commercial-free.
Dexter Lumis defeated The Miz in an "Anything Goes" match, earning himself a WWE contract.
Raw: The Absolute Best of 2022 December 26, 2022 1.075[71] A taped recap episode hosted by Jackie Redmond and Corey Graves. Featured interviews from various WWE wrestlers.
Raw Is XXX January 23, 2023 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center 2.344[72] Celebrating 30 Years of Raw from the Wells Fargo Center with appearances by WWE legends including The Undertaker, Hulk Hogan, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Brock Lesnar and many more. The first hour of the broadcast was commercial-free.
John Cena Returns Home March 6, 2023 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden 1.827 Celebrating the return to Raw of WWE legend John Cena in his hometown.
WrestleMania 39 Raw March 27, 2023 Phoenix, Arizona Footprint Center 1.843 Second annual WrestleMania-themed episode of Raw, which was also the go-home episode for the show.
2023 WWE Draft May 1, 2023 Fort Worth, Texas Dickies Arena 1.778[73] The second night of a two-night draft between Raw and SmackDown.
Raw 2023–24 Season Premiere October 16, 2023 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Paycom Center 1.483 The 2023–24 season premiere of Raw.
Raw Halloween October 30, 2023 Greenville, South Carolina Bon Secours Wellness Arena 1.391 Halloween-themed episode of Raw. It featured a Trick or Street Fight and themed graphics.
First Hour Commercial-Free November 27, 2023 Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena 1.884 The first hour of the Raw broadcast was commercial-free.
Episode featured first TV appearances of CM Punk and Randy Orton since January 2014 and May 2022, respectively.
Raw: The Absolute Best of 2023 December 25, 2023 0.698 A taped recap episode hosted by Jackie Redmond and Peter Rosenberg.
Raw Day 1 January 1, 2024 San Diego, California Pechanga Arena 1.751 Live "Day 1" episode of Raw. Featured Seth Rollins (c) vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Raw 1600 January 22, 2024 New Orleans, Louisiana Smoothie King Center Marks the 1600th episode of Raw.
WrestleMania XL Raw April 1, 2024 Brooklyn, New York Barclays Center

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