WWE Raw (originally, and still often referred to as Monday Night Raw), is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name, which is also stylized as RAW, is also used to refer to the Raw brand, in which WWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other programs and brands currently being SmackDown and WWE NXT, a newer program replicating WWE Tough Enough.
WWE HeAT (formerly known as WWF Sunday Night Heat, WWE Sunday Night Heat and capitalized as WWE HEAT) was a professional wrestling show for World Wrestling Entertainment. It was aired on USA Network, MTV and Spike TV in the United States, Channel 4, Sky1 & Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and CTV Sportsnet in Canada. HeAT was most recently streamed on WWE. com on Friday afternoons for North American viewers.
WWE Bottom Line is a World Wrestling Entertainment syndicated television show which recaps events taking place on Raw. It replaced the WWE's previous syndicated highlight show, WWE Livewire. The show was broadcast in the USA from May 24 2002 to September 2005 when it was removed from syndication. In the UK, The Bottom Line was first aired on Saturdays at noon on Sky One, and repeated during the week on Sky Sports.
Monday Night Wars is the common term describing the period of mainstream televised American professional wrestling from September 4, 1995, to March 26, 2001. During this time the World Wrestling Federation's Monday Night Raw went head-to-head with World Championship Wrestling's Monday Nitro in a battle for Nielsen ratings each week.
The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft, (formerly known as the WWE Draft Lottery) is a process used by WWE to provide new brand competition and to refreshen its rosters. The Draft was first used during the brand extension of 2002, though it was officially incepted and used in 2004. Since the inception of the process, it has been referred to as the Draft Lottery (2004-2005) and the Draft (2007–present).
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is a professional wrestling promotion based in Stamford, Connecticut. Employees in WWE consist of professional wrestlers, managers, play-by-play and color commentators, announcers, interviewers, referees, trainers, script writers and various other positions. Executives and board of directors are also listed. WWE employees' contracts range from developmental contracts to multi-year deals and they appear as independent contractors.
Premiering on September 21, 1996, in its initial format, LiveWire was broadcast live, and took fans' phone calls, letters, and faxes and respond to them on the air. This was the first WWF program to feature such an "interactive" element. The show was used to summarize the past week in the WWF and/or conduct interviews with current WWF stars, and allowed the fans to give their own opinions on what they saw, or ask questions of the in-studio guests.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) before May 5, 2002, utilized a brand extension (officially known as the WWE Brand Extension) to assign on-screen employees to one of its primary television programs. Originally, WWE used both Raw and SmackDown! to promote on-screen talent, storylines, and matches. However, with the Brand Extension, each program would featured distinct wrestlers, storylines, and matches.
WWF Mania was a World Wrestling Federation Saturday morning television program that aired on the USA Network between 1993 and 1996. It recapped events that happened during the week in the WWF at the time and, in its earlier years, usually featured an exclusive match. For roughly the first year of its run, Mania also took viewer calls live. Only those watching in the Eastern and Central time zones could participate in that portion of the show.
The Manhattan Center building, built in 1906 and located at 311 West 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan, houses Manhattan Center Studios (home to two recording studios), its Grand Ballroom, and the Hammerstein Ballroom, one of New York City's most renowned performance venues. In 1976, the building was purchased by its current owner, the Unification Church for $3,000,000.
WWE Tribute to the Troops is an annual event held by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) together with Armed Forces Entertainment in December around Christmas since 2003 as a way of honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Selected WWE wrestlers and employees travel to the said countries and interact with the members of the US Military for at least three days.
The 2007 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft Lottery took place at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on June 11, 2007. The first half of the draft was televised live for three hours on WWE's flagship program, Raw on USA Network. The second half of the draft, or the "supplemental draft", was conducted over WWE's website, WWE. com, for four hours on June 17, 2007 as draft picks were announced at twenty minute intervals.
The 2005 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft Lottery took place over a three week period in June. There were ten draft picks and an eleven-person trade conducted between the promotion's two brands: Raw and SmackDown!, where twenty-two superstars were drafted and traded overall. The draft took place on WWE's two hour television programs, Raw, which aired on Spike TV, and SmackDown!, which aired on UPN. Post-draft trades were announced on WWE's official website, WWE. com.
The 2004 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft Lottery took place at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan on March 22, 2004. The draft took place live for two hours on WWE's flagship television program, Raw on Spike TV. Post-draft trades were announced on WWE's official website, WWE. com, until midnight on March 22, 2004. There were twelve draft picks, with nineteen superstars overall switching between the promotion's two brands: Raw and SmackDown!.
The 2008 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft Lottery took place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on June 23, 2008. The Draft took place live for three hours on WWE's flagship program, Raw on USA Network. For the second consecutive year, the Draft took place among WWE's three brands: Raw, SmackDown, and ECW. Every WWE employee, diva, announcer, commentator, and general manager were eligible to be drafted.
The 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Draft was the seventh Draft produced by the American professional wrestling promotion WWE. The Draft took place over two days: the first day was televised live for three hours on April 13; the second part, the "Supplemental Draft", was held on April 15. The first day was broadcast on WWE's program Raw on the USA Network in the United States, and the Supplemental Draft was available on the Internet, at WWE's official website.