Wes Gets Raw
There isn't much that has lasted 25 years, especially on TV.
When I was a kid, my cousin and I were into the WWE (or WWF as we knew it). Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, André the Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Macho Man Randy Savage and more. We would get to see our favorite wrestling superstars once every month or so on Saturday Nights Main Event on NBC. We would stay up late and cheer on our favorites.
January, 1993. Our favorite superstars were now invading our living rooms for 2 hours. I was 16 at the time (showing my age).
Fast forward to the late 90's. I was in collage. My roommates and I would go out and watch Monday Night Football and have cheeseburgers at Rookies on Brady. I would ask if they would keep one TV on Monday Night Raw, but there was also WCW Monday Nitro. The best gift I got for Christmas was a VCR. I had a front row seat to the Monday Night Wars.
I never missed the opportunity to see Raw when they would come to the Quad Cities. I've worked in TV and seeing how their show was produced was pretty cool to me.
The WWE and Monday Night Raw have been a way of life for so many for so many years...25 to be exact. I learned how to be a presence with a microphone by watching guys like Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Oh and lets not forget about Vince McMahon. He's the brain child of what has become a pop culture phenomenon. Congrats to Vince and the WWE on 25 years...and many more.
The 25th anniversary of Monday Night Raw will be on USA tonight starting at 7 with many surprise guests and emulating live from 2 spots in New York City, Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, and Manhattan Center Grand Ballroom, New York, NY
Don't miss the WWE when they come to the Tax Slayer Center March 3rd.