Monday Night RAW
AnnouncersMichael Cole & Jerry Lawler

Monday Night RAW is currently WWE's longest running TV show. Aside from being an important part of WWE's schedule, RAW is also one of the three brands in the company and has been featured as such in every SmackDown! series game since the WWE Brand Split was introduced to the game in Shut Your Mouth.


WWF SmackDown!

In the first game of the series, WWF RAW was not a brand, but just a show. It was seen often in Season Mode and was often the venue if the month was not on a "PPV" month (August, November, January, March, June).

WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role

RAW is used as a venue for matches in exhibition and Season Mode as a venue.

WWF SmackDown!: Just Bring It

Regular RAW commentators Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler don't call the action, but rather regular SmackDown! announcers, Michael Cole and Tazz. With the Brand Split still not introduced, RAW is used for matches in Season Mode to advance storylines and for arenas in exhibition.

WWE SmackDown!: Shut Your Mouth

The WWE Draft takes place and the Brand Split finally takes place - making RAW more than just a TV show. Since you are able to simulate the WWE Draft to your liking, the superstars on the brand will not always remain the same. However, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler will still commentate (As they do for SmackDown! as well) and Ric Flair, the General Manager]], will always be on RAW no matter what. Also, if you do not select to use Steve Austin in Season Mode, Austin will always choose to sign with the RAW Brand.

If you choose the skip the WWE Draft, the RAW Brand will look like it's real-life counterpart at the time with the following roster:

Triple H and the NWO will return to whatever brand you are currently playing on.

The Undertaker starts off on both brands as he is the default Undisputed Champion.

The RAW Brand had the European, Intercontinental, Hardcore, and Women's Championships exclusive to it's brand. However, if Rob Van Dam, William Regal, or Bradshaw were drafted to SmackDown! brand during the simulation of the Draft, the title will be moved to SmackDown!.

WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes the Pain

Though the WWE Draft simulation was no longer in the game, it was possible to edit the rosters before jumping into Season Mode. This is how the RAW roster looked before edited:

There were no commentators in the game. Eric Bischoff was the General Manager. Vince McMahon visited once in awhile as he did SmackDown! aswell.

RAW had the Intercontinental, World Tag Team, Women's, and World Heavyweight Championships on it's brand. Unlike the previous game, champions could not move from one brand to another.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW

Unlike previous seasons, the rosters for the brands could not be tampered with.

With commentary returning and both brands having exclusive sets of them, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler returned.

Eric Bischoff remained the RAW General Manager.

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2006

Just like the last game, rosters could not be changed around. Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler remained the commentators and Eric Bischoff remained the General Manager.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler return for a third time to commentate exclusively for RAW. With Eric Bischoff's departure from WWE, Jonathan Coachman is the General Manager.

The roster is as follows:

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008

Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler commentate for RAW exclusively for the fourth straight year. With the roster smaller in this game of the series, RAW has it's lowest roster yet with only 18 superstars.

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2009

WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2010

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