WWE Retro Raw looks set to return in January 2022.
According to a new report from Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, WWE are set to reprise Retro Raw in January 2022. There is currently no news on when the episode will air.
For some years, WWE has been producing ‘retro’ episodes of their television shows. On May 7th, the company broadcasted a special Throwback edition of SmackDown, which included classic WWE graphics and a more traditional presentation. Commentator Pat McAfee was also seen calling the action while wearing Vince McMahon’s famous pale blue jacket.
On November 15th, 2010, the first Old School Retro Raw aired, which featured a lot of elements from prior eras. In 2013 and 2014, similar presentations aired with WWE luminaries as guests. On January 6th, 2014, WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts made his first WWE appearance in in a decade on the 2014 Old School Raw.
In 2019, WWE Raw Reunion took place, which featured a number of iconic wrestlers and characters. WWE held Legends Night in January 2021, which included the return of many Hall of Famers while keeping the show’s current formula.
The first episode of Monday Night Raw aired on January 11th, 1993. The new show lasted an hour and was presented from the Manhattan Centre’s Grand Ballroom.
On February 3rd, 1997, the show aired its first two-hour episode, and the Monday Night Wars finally ended on March 26th, 2001, with a dual telecast between Raw and WCW Nitro.
On March 25th of the following year, Raw hosted the first-ever WWE Draft, before moving to its now-familiar three-hour format in July 2012.