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Retro Raw Reportedly Set To Return

The crowd at a Retro RAW special

According to a new report, WWE look set to bring back Retro Raw in early 2022.

As reported by Andrew Zarian of the Mat Men Podcast, WWE are set to reprise Retro Raw in January 2022. There is no news on the exact date of the episode.

WWE have now been producing ‘retro’ episodes of their television shows for a number of years. Most recently the company ran a special Throwback edition of SmackDown on May 7th, which saw the use of classic WWE graphics and a more old-school presentation. The show also saw commentator Pat McAfee wearing Vince McMahon’s legendary pale blue blazer while calling the action.

The first Old School Monday Night Raw ran on November 15th 2010, where the show incorporated a number of elements from previous eras. Similar shows aired in 2013 and 2014 with appearances from WWE legends. The 2014 Old School Raw on January 6th was notable as it featured the first WWE appearance by WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts in almost a decade.

WWE Raw Reunion followed in 2019, featuring numerous legendary wrestlers and personalities. In January 2021, WWE hosted Legends Night which saw the return of many Hall of Famers, while the show retained it’s current format.

Monday Night Raw premiered on January 11th 1993. The show last for one hour and was held in the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Centre.

The first ever two-hour episode of the show took place on February 3rd 1997, while the Monday Night Wars officially came to an end with a duel broadcast between Raw and WCW Nitro on March 26th 2001.

The show hosted the first ever WWE Draft on March 25th of the following year, before Raw moved to it’s now familiar three-hour format in July 2012.