Since first hitting our screens in 1993, Monday Night Raw has been an intrinsic part of professional wrestling. The show changed the face of the business, carrying more detailed, weekly storylines to a much wider audience.
Of course, a lot has changed in almost 30 years. At the time of the first Raw, ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Whitney Houston was number one. Bret Hart was WWF Champion. We’d never heard of things like ‘TikTok’ or ’Netflix’ or ‘Chad Gable’.
Some things, however, stay the same. Whitney Houston’s song may no longer rule the charts, but we will always love Monday Night Raw...well, sometimes.
Today is the anniversary of one of Raw's most famous segments, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin rode the Beer Truck into the arena.
In honour of that momentous occasion, here’s a look back at the 10 Most Iconic Moments in Raw History!
10: This Is Your Life
Where better to begin than with the highest-rated segment in Raw history? Actually, The Rock and Mankind’s famous ‘This Is Your Life’ segment wasn’t the highest-rated Raw segment of all time - that’s a common misconception popularised by the forces of chaos. By which I mean Vince Russo.
The segment saw Mankind host a 20-minute This Is Your Life show in honour of The Rock, his tag team partner in 'The Rock And Sock Connection'. Foley introduced various figures from the Brahma Bull’s past - an old girlfriend, his high school football coach, and so on - only for The Rock to basically be a little bit mean to them.
It was hardly ground-breaking stuff, but it remains a prime example of the wonderful chemistry between loveable loser Mankind and arrogant superstar Rock. It was certainly better than Alexa Bliss and Bayley’s 2017 homage to the segment - the one where it was implied that Bayley had never kissed anyone and was a total big loser.
Despite not actually being Raw’s highest rated segment, Rock and Mankind’s promo entered wrestling folklore. Strangely, the actual highest-rated segment did not - but then it only featured Stone Cold winning the title back from The Undertaker. Nothing important, really.