The Scripted Sports Program, WWE ‘Raw’ Turns 25 | NBC Nightly News

The Scripted Sports Program, WWE ‘Raw’ Turns 25 | NBC Nightly News


STORY LINES ARE
PLANNED.
ONE THINGS FOR SURE, PLANNED.
ONE THINGS FOR SURE,
THE FANS KEEP COMING. ONE THINGS FOR SURE, THE FANS KEEP COMING. AS JOE FRYER REPORTS. THE FANS KEEP COMING. AS JOE FRYER REPORTS.>>Reporter: OVER 25 AS JOE FRYER REPORTS.>>Reporter: OVER 25 YEARS MONDAY NIGHT RAW>>Reporter: OVER 25 YEARS MONDAY NIGHT RAW HAS EARNED A YEARS MONDAY NIGHT RAW HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR WILD HAS EARNED A REPUTATION FOR WILD STORY LINES. REPUTATION FOR WILD STORY LINES.>>I HATE YOU. STORY LINES.>>I HATE YOU.>>AIRING ON USA,>>I HATE YOU.>>AIRING ON USA, NBCS SISTER NETWORK.>>AIRING ON USA, NBCS SISTER NETWORK. THE SHOW MAY NOT BE NBCS SISTER NETWORK. THE SHOW MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE, BUT IT THE SHOW MAY NOT BE FOR EVERYONE, BUT IT HAS BECOME A POP FOR EVERYONE, BUT IT HAS BECOME A POP CULTURE INSTITUTION. HAS BECOME A POP CULTURE INSTITUTION.>>WHETHER ITS HUGH CULTURE INSTITUTION.>>WHETHER ITS HUGH JACKMAN GETTING>>WHETHER ITS HUGH JACKMAN GETTING INVOLVED IN A MATCH OR JACKMAN GETTING INVOLVED IN A MATCH OR BETTY WHITE KICKING INVOLVED IN A MATCH OR BETTY WHITE KICKING OFF THE SHOW AS GUEST BETTY WHITE KICKING OFF THE SHOW AS GUEST HOST AND TAKING IT TO OFF THE SHOW AS GUEST HOST AND TAKING IT TO BIGGER PERFORMERS, HOST AND TAKING IT TO BIGGER PERFORMERS, THERE REALLY IS BIGGER PERFORMERS, THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR THERE REALLY IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.>>Reporter: AND OF EVERYONE.>>Reporter: AND OF COURSE YEARS BEFORE HE>>Reporter: AND OF COURSE YEARS BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE, PRESIDENT COURSE YEARS BEFORE HE TOOK OFFICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARED. TOOK OFFICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARED.>>IN FRONT OF THE TRUMP APPEARED.>>IN FRONT OF THE MILLIONS.>>IN FRONT OF THE MILLIONS.>>Reporter: THE MILLIONS.>>Reporter: THE ROCKS MOVIE CAREER>>Reporter: THE ROCKS MOVIE CAREER WAS LAUNCHED HERE, ROCKS MOVIE CAREER WAS LAUNCHED HERE, SAME FOR JOHN CENA WHO WAS LAUNCHED HERE, SAME FOR JOHN CENA WHO CALLS RAW THE PERFECT SAME FOR JOHN CENA WHO CALLS RAW THE PERFECT TRAINING GROUND FOR CALLS RAW THE PERFECT TRAINING GROUND FOR WANNA BE STARS. TRAINING GROUND FOR WANNA BE STARS.>>THEY HAVE EARNED WANNA BE STARS.>>THEY HAVE EARNED THE PIN DROP SILENCE>>THEY HAVE EARNED THE PIN DROP SILENCE OF 20,000, AND THEY THE PIN DROP SILENCE OF 20,000, AND THEY HAVE BEEN CHEERED. OF 20,000, AND THEY HAVE BEEN CHEERED.>>Reporter: AMONG HAVE BEEN CHEERED.>>Reporter: AMONG THOSE CHEERING, RICK>>Reporter: AMONG THOSE CHEERING, RICK AUKBERGER, HES THE THOSE CHEERING, RICK AUKBERGER, HES THE SIGN GUY, BRINGS AUKBERGER, HES THE SIGN GUY, BRINGS POSTERS TO EACH SHOW, SIGN GUY, BRINGS POSTERS TO EACH SHOW, SPARRING VERBALLY WITH POSTERS TO EACH SHOW, SPARRING VERBALLY WITH COMPETITORS LIKE HHH. SPARRING VERBALLY WITH COMPETITORS LIKE HHH.>>YOU CAME OVER AND COMPETITORS LIKE HHH.>>YOU CAME OVER AND PRETTY MUCH YELLED IN>>YOU CAME OVER AND PRETTY MUCH YELLED IN MY FACE THAT HES PRETTY MUCH YELLED IN MY FACE THAT HES GOING TO WIN THE MY FACE THAT HES GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BACK AND GOING TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP BACK AND HES GOING TO SHOVE IT CHAMPIONSHIP BACK AND HES GOING TO SHOVE IT DOWN MY THROAT. HES GOING TO SHOVE IT DOWN MY THROAT.>>Reporter: IT SCORED DOWN MY THROAT.>>Reporter: IT SCORED THE HIGHEST RATINGS IN>>Reporter: IT SCORED THE HIGHEST RATINGS IN 1999, AN ERA KNOWN FOR THE HIGHEST RATINGS IN 1999, AN ERA KNOWN FOR SHOCKING STORY LINES 1999, AN ERA KNOWN FOR SHOCKING STORY LINES AND LANGUAGE. SHOCKING STORY LINES AND LANGUAGE. 2008 THE SHOW WENT PG, AND LANGUAGE. 2008 THE SHOW WENT PG, HOPING TO ATTRACT MORE 2008 THE SHOW WENT PG, HOPING TO ATTRACT MORE FAMILIES. HOPING TO ATTRACT MORE FAMILIES.>>WEVE EVOLVED OVER FAMILIES.>>WEVE EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS.>>WEVE EVOLVED OVER THE YEARS. WERE NOT THE SAME THE YEARS. WERE NOT THE SAME COMPANY WE USED TO BE. WERE NOT THE SAME COMPANY WE USED TO BE.>>Reporter: WITH MORE COMPANY WE USED TO BE.>>Reporter: WITH MORE FANS WATCHING WWE>>Reporter: WITH MORE FANS WATCHING WWE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, FANS WATCHING WWE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, AND A VIDEO STREAMING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, AND A VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE, RAW IS BY NO AND A VIDEO STREAMING SERVICE, RAW IS BY NO MEANS THE COMPANYS SERVICE, RAW IS BY NO MEANS THE COMPANYS ONLY PLATFORM. MEANS THE COMPANYS ONLY PLATFORM. AFTER 25 YEARS THIS ONLY PLATFORM. AFTER 25 YEARS THIS MONDAY NIGHT MAINSTAY

18 Replies to “The Scripted Sports Program, WWE ‘Raw’ Turns 25 | NBC Nightly News”

  1. I like how they used a picture from 2012 of a wrestler who now hates wwe and one that can no longer wrestle in the thumbnail

  2. lol. I see what you're doing with that "The Scripted Sports Program" in the title, NBC.

    Anyway, WWE has actually evolved for the worse when they turned PG. But I guess that is what PC culture does

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