Tonight, RAW begins a new season and a new era LIVE from Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ.
With the new season premiering tonight, RAW is getting a much needed face lift. We can expect a new logo, new graphics, a new theme song, a new stage, the return of pyro, flames, and lasers, and a new announce team.
The RAW announce team tonight, and going forward for at least a little while, will be comprised of Vic Joseph on play-by-play, and Dio Madden and Jerry “the King” Lawler in the color commentator/analyst position.
RAW also now has its own dedicated writing team, led by Paul Heyman.
There are some big championship matches tonight as well.
Seth Rollins is set to defend the Universal Championship Sunday at Hell in a Cell against The Fiend, but he’s gonna have to make it through tonight. Rollins defends the Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio tonight on RAW.
AJ Styles will put the United States Championship on the line tonight against Cedric Alexander.
The RAW Tag Team Championships will also be up for grabs tonight as Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode defend the titles against Heavy Machinery.
In women’s action, Alexa Bliss goes one-on-one with Sasha Banks tonight.
Brock Lesnar is set to challenge Kofi Kingston for the WWE Championship Friday night on the premiere of Smackdown on FOX, but tonight the Beast will be in the house on RAW. What business does the Beast have on RAW?
Hall of Fame legends return as Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair are special guests on MizTV.
RAW airs tonight at 7pm CT on USA Network, and promises to be an episode you don’t want to miss as the kickoff to a historic and exciting week in the world of pro wrestling.