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List of WWE Raw on-air personalities

This is a list of on-air personalities from the professional wrestling television series WWE's Raw. On-air personalities include the wrestlers themselves, ring announcers, commentators, and on-screen authority figures. The show also features recurring on-air segments hosted by various personalities.

Contents

Authority figuresEdit

Authority figures Position Date started Date finished Notes
Mr. McMahon Owner January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15) Was owner before Raw began production. Was not known onscreen as owner until late 1996. Co-owner with Ric Flair from November 19, 2001 to June 10, 2002.
Jack Tunney President January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) July 12, 1995 (1995-07-12) Was President before Raw began production. Forced out by Vince McMahon.
Gorilla Monsoon President July 12, 1995 (1995-07-12) August 4, 1997 (1997-08-04) Relinquished role because of declining health. Title was retired.
Sgt. Slaughter Commissioner August 4, 1997 (1997-08-04) November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) Relinquished role to Shawn Michaels.
Shawn Michaels Commissioner November 23, 1998 (1998-11-23) June 26, 2000 (2000-06-26) Relinquished role to Mick Foley.
Mick Foley Commissioner June 26, 2000 (2000-06-26) December 18, 2000 (2000-12-18) Fired by Mr. McMahon.
Debra Lieutenant Commissioner October 30, 2000 (2000-10-30) March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05) Resigned as Lieutenant Commissioner on the March 5 episode of Raw to pursue managing again.
William Regal Commissioner March 8, 2001 (2001-03-08) October 11, 2001 (2001-10-11) Fired by Linda McMahon for joining The Alliance
Mick Foley Commissioner October 11, 2001 (2001-10-11) November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) Decided to leave the company
Ric Flair Owner November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) June 10, 2002 (2002-06-10) Lost his position as per stipulation in a match against Mr. McMahon.
Eric Bischoff General Manager July 15, 2002 (2002-07-15) April 28, 2003 (2003-04-28) The WWE Board of Directors appointed Steve Austin as Co-General Manager of Raw after Bischoff repeatedly abused his power.
Eric Bischoff and Steve Austin Co-General Managers April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29) November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16) Austin lost his position of co-GM when his team lost to Bischoff's team at Survivor Series.
Eric Bischoff General Manager November 16, 2003 (2003-11-16) December 1, 2003 (2003-12-01) Mick Foley appoints himself as Co-GM after being given an outside consultant job from Linda McMahon and the board of directors.
Eric Bischoff and Mick Foley Co-General Managers December 1, 2003 (2003-12-01) December 15, 2003 (2003-12-15) Mick Foley walked out on a match with Randy Orton for the WWE Intercontinental Championship and gave up the position as Co-GM based on the match stipulations.
Eric Bischoff General Manager December 15, 2003 (2003-12-15) December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05) Steve Austin served as "Sheriff" periodically through Bischoff's term. Fired by Mr. McMahon in December 2005 when he was tossed into the garbage truck.
Jonathan Coachman General Manager June 11, 2007 (2007-06-11) August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06) Served as "Executive Assistant" from May 2006 to June 2007 and from August 2007 to January 2008.
William Regal General Manager August 6, 2007 (2007-08-06) May 19, 2008 (2008-05-19) Lost his position as general manager due to being fired by Mr. McMahon after losing a match to Mr. Kennedy. Jonathan Coachman served as executive assistant from August 2007 to January 2008.
Mike Adamle General Manager July 28, 2008 (2008-07-28) November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) Resigned in November 2008.
Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon Co-General Managers November 3, 2008 (2008-11-03) November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24) Control reverted to the McMahons.
The position was then claimed by Stephanie McMahon.
Stephanie McMahon General Manager November 24, 2008 (2008-11-24) April 6, 2009 (2009-04-06) Took leave of absence on February 23, 2009.
Vickie Guerrero served as "Interim General Manager" until April 2009.
Vickie Guerrero General Manager April 6, 2009 (2009-04-06) June 8, 2009 (2009-06-08) Opted to fully take over the position on Raw and resigned as General Manager of SmackDown.
Resigned in June 2009.
Donald Trump Owner June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15) June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22) It was announced that Trump had purchased the Raw franchise from Mr. McMahon on June 15, 2009.[1]
Mr. McMahon Owner, Chairman, and CEO June 22, 2009 (2009-06-22) present
Various guest hosts Guest Host June 29, 2009 (2009-06-29) May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10) An initiative established during Donald Trump's brief period of ownership.
The guest host position held authoritative control over the brand until May 10, 2010.
Vickie Guerrero General Manager May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10) May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10) Resigned following the first day of tenure.
Bret Hart General Manager May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24) June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21) Removed of position by Mr. McMahon.
Anonymous Raw General Manager (revealed to be Hornswoggle) General Manager June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21) July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18) Communications from the General Manager were received via email through a laptop on a podium and occasionally Michael Cole's iPad. The General Manager stopped sending emails when Triple H became COO. The laptop and podium were removed after October 2, 2011.
On the July 9, 2012 edition, it was revealed that Hornswoggle was behind the gimmick.[2]
Triple H Chief Operating Officer (Storyline) July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18) November 23, 2014 (2014-11-23) The Board of Directors removed Vince McMahon from day to day power and handed the duties to his son-in-law. However, his authoritative control powers as general manager of running Raw are no longer needed and still remained as COO (see below).
Lost position in November 2014 after The Authority lost at Survivor Series.
Triple H also served as Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events and Creative.
Theodore Long Assistant to the COO September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05) October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10) Long was appointed by COO Triple H to aid him in running Raw Supershows, due to his being General Manager of SmackDown!.
John Laurinaitis General Manager October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10) June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) Won position, Team Johnny vs Team Teddy at WrestleMania XXVIII. Fired at No Way Out by Mr. McMahon as per pre-match stipulation when John Cena defeated Big Show in a Steel cage match. Laurinaitis also served as Executive Vice President of Talent Relations.
David Otunga Legal Advisor October 11, 2011 (2011-10-11) June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) Lost the position following Laurinaitis' firing.
Theodore Long Assistant to the General Manager April 2, 2012 (2012-04-02) June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) Became Laurinaitis' assistant after Team Teddy lost to Team Johnny at WrestleMania XXVIII.
Eve Torres Executive Administrator April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23) June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17) Lost the position following Laurinaitis' firing.
Interim General Managers Guest GM June 18, 2012 (2012-06-18) July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16) Following Laurinaitis' firing, the Board of Directors would invite past Raw GMs and Commissioners to run both Raw and SmackDown on a weekly basis until a new full-time GM is named.
AJ Lee General Manager July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23) October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22) Was named the new Raw GM by Mr. McMahon. Was forced to step down due to allegations of fraternizing with an unnamed superstar, later revealed to be John Cena by Vickie Guerrero.
Vickie Guerrero Managing Supervisor October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22) July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) Mr. McMahon named Guerrero as the Managing Supervisor after AJ Lee resigned. Fired on July 8, 2013 edition of Raw after failing a performance evaluation by the McMahons.
Brad Maddox Assistant to the Managing Supervisor February 18, 2013 (2013-02-18) July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) Named by Guerrero as a reward for revealing that Paul Heyman and CM Punk were working with The Shield. Was promoted to General Manager after Vickie Guerrero failed her performance evaluation.
Brad Maddox General Manager July 8, 2013 (2013-07-08) May 26, 2014 (2014-05-26) Named by Mr. McMahon on the July 8 edition of Raw. Fired on May 26, 2014 edition of Raw for not following Triple H's orders.
Stephanie McMahon Minority Owner/Chief Brand Officer August 19, 2013 (2013-08-19) April 4, 2016 (2016-04-04) Was relieved of her duties due to Shane McMahon running the show.
Kane Director of Operations November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) October 25, 2015 (2015-10-25) Not officially announced until Michael Cole conducted an interview with Triple H uploaded onto WWE.com and YouTube on November 6, 2013.
Lost position after losing to Team Cena at Survivor Series 2014 where the stipulation stated that The Authority would lose power if they lost. Kane would eventually lose his job for good after losing at Hell in a Cell 2015 in a match which put Seth Rollins' title against Kane's job.
John Cena/Guest hosts/Anonymous Raw General Manager General Managers/Coordinator November 24, 2014 (2014-11-24) December 29, 2014 (2014-12-29) The concept returned after The Authority briefly lost power at Survivor Series. The concept ended when John Cena brought back The Authority on the December 29, 2014 episode of Raw.
Triple H Chief Operating Officer (Storyline) December 29, 2014 (2014-12-29) present Stephanie McMahon announced that Triple H would return to the WWE as the COO.
Shane McMahon General Manager April 4, 2016 (2016-04-04) April 25, 2016 (2016-04-25) Mr. McMahon originally put Shane in charge of Raw for one night only following the loss inside Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania. However, due to overwhelming social media support, Shane was put in charge of Raw once again.
Shane McMahon and Stephanie McMahon Co-General Managers May 2, 2016 (2016-05-02) July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) Mr. McMahon announced at Payback that Shane and Stephanie would both share control of Raw.
Stephanie McMahon Commissioner July 11, 2016 (2016-07-11) present Mr. McMahon announced on Raw that Stephanie was the commissioner of Raw, while Shane became the commissioner of SmackDown
Mick Foley General Manager July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18) March 20, 2017 (2017-03-20) Stephanie announced Foley as her General Manager for Raw prior to the 2016 WWE draft. Fired on the March 20, 2017 episode.
Kurt Angle General Manager April 3, 2017 (2017-04-03) December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17) Mr. McMahon announced Angle as the new General Manager on the April 3, 2017 episode of Raw. Dean Ambrose and The Miz served as co-General Managers for one night only on the May 8, 2017 episode of Raw.
When the McMahons (Vince, Stephanie, Shane, and Triple H) announced on the December 17, 2018 edition of Raw that, as a united group, they were taking over both Raw and SmackDown, Angle was effectively removed as General Manager.
Baron Corbin Constable June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04) December 16, 2018 (2018-12-16) Stephanie McMahon appointed Corbin as Constable of Raw, becoming her personal representative. Lost his position after losing to Braun Strowman at the eponymous match of the 2018 TLC : Tables, Ladders & Chairs event.
Acting General Manager August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) December 16, 2018 (2018-12-16) Was named acting General Manager by McMahon after she sent Kurt Angle home on vacation on the August 20, 2018 episode of Raw.
Alexa Bliss Supervisor of the Women's Division November 26, 2018 (2018-11-26) December 17, 2018 (2018-12-17) Was declared the Supervisor of the Women's Division by General Manager-elect Baron Corbin.
When the McMahons (Vince, Stephanie, Shane, and Triple H) announced on the December 17, 2018 edition of Raw that, as a united group, they were taking over both Raw and SmackDown, Bliss was effectively removed as Supervisor of the Women's Division.

CommentatorsEdit

Commentators Dates
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage, and Rob Bartlett January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) – March 8, 1993 (1993-03-08)
March 22, 1993 (1993-03-22)
April 19, 1993 (1993-04-19)
Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Rob Bartlett March 15, 1993 (1993-03-15)
Vince McMahon and Randy Savage April 5, 1993 (1993-04-05)
March 7, 1994 (1994-03-07) – March 21, 1994 (1994-03-21)
April 11, 1994 (1994-04-11) – June 13, 1994 (1994-06-13)
August 1, 1994 (1994-08-01) – October 31, 1994 (1994-10-31)
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan April 12, 1993 (1993-04-12)
October 25, 1993 (1993-10-25) – December 6, 1993 (1993-12-06)
Vince McMahon, Bobby Heenan, and Randy Savage April 26, 1993 (1993-04-26) – October 18, 1993 (1993-10-18)
Vince McMahon and various guest commentators[1] December 13, 1993 (1993-12-13) – February 28, 1994 (1994-02-28)
November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07) – November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)
Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette March 28, 1994 (1994-03-28)
February 20, 1995 (1995-02-20) – March 20, 1995 (1995-03-20)
Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon April 4, 1994 (1994-04-04)
Gorilla Monsoon and Randy Savage June 20, 1994 (1994-06-20) – July 4, 1994 (1994-07-04)
Jim Ross and Randy Savage July 11, 1994 (1994-07-11) – July 25, 1994 (1994-07-25)
Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels December 5, 1994 (1994-12-05) – December 28, 1994 (1994-12-28)
January 9, 1995 (1995-01-09) – February 6, 1995 (1995-02-06)
June 26, 1995 (1995-06-26)
Gorilla Monsoon and Shawn Michaels January 2, 1995 (1995-01-02)
Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler March 27, 1995 (1995-03-27) – June 19, 1995 (1995-06-19)
July 3, 1995 (1995-07-03) – August 7, 1995 (1995-08-07)
August 21, 1995 (1995-08-21) – April 1, 1996 (1996-04-01)
April 15, 1996 (1996-04-15) – July 29, 1996 (1996-07-29)
August 12, 1996 (1996-08-12)
March 31, 1997 (1997-03-31)
Vince McMahon, Ted DiBiase and Dok Hendrix August 14, 1995 (1995-08-14)
Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect April 8, 1996 (1996-04-08)
Vince McMahon and Jim Ross August 5, 1996 (1996-08-05)
May 26, 1997 (1997-05-26) - June 23, 1997 (1997-06-23)
Kevin Kelly, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler August 19, 1996 (1996-08-19) – October 14, 1996 (1996-10-14)
Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler October 21, 1996 (1996-10-21) – January 6, 1997 (1997-01-06)
January 20, 1997 (1997-01-20) – February 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
February 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)
March 17, 1997 (1997-03-17) – March 24, 1997 (1997-03-24)
April 21, 1997 (1997-04-21) - April 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
June 30, 1997 (1997-06-30) - September 8, 1997 (1997-09-08)
September 22, 1997 (1997-09-22) - November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
Vince McMahon and The Honky Tonk Man[2] January 13, 1997 (1997-01-13)
Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and The Honky Tonk Man February 13, 1997 (1997-02-13)
March 10, 1997 (1997-03-10)
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler February 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
May 12, 1997 (1997-05-12) - May 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)
September 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)
November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
December 8, 1997 (1997-12-08) – September 14, 1998 (1998-09-14)
September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) – November 30, 1998 (1998-11-30)
April 12, 1999 (1999-04-12) – April 19, 1999 (1999-04-19)
May 3, 1999 (1999-05-03) – December 13, 1999 (1999-12-13)
December 27, 1999 (1999-12-27) – February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)
November 19, 2001 (2001-11-19) – March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31)
May 12, 2003 (2003-05-12) – July 7, 2003 (2003-07-07)
August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11) – September 15, 2003 (2003-09-15)
September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29) - June 19, 2005 (2005-06-19)
May 8, 2006 (2006-05-08) – August 13, 2007 (2007-08-13)
August 27, 2007 (2007-08-27) – June 23, 2008 (2008-06-23)
January 22, 2018 (2018-01-22)
Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and The Honky Tonk Man March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)
Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler and The Honky Tonk Man April 7, 1997 (1997-04-07)
Vince McMahon, Jim Cornette, Jim Ross, and The Honky Tonk Man April 14, 1997 (1997-04-14)
Jim Ross and Jim Cornette November 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)
November 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)
December 1, 1997 (1997-12-01)
December 22, 1997 (1997-12-22)
May 11, 1998 (1998-05-11) (Second hour)
April 26, 1999 (1999-04-26)
Jim Ross, Jim Cornette, and Jerry Lawler November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)
Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Kevin Kelly[3] December 8, 1997 (1997-12-08) – March 17, 1998 (1998-03-17)
Michael Cole and Jim Ross March 23, 1998 (1998-03-23) – July 6, 1998 (1998-07-06)[4]
July 16, 2001 (2001-07-16) – July 23, 2001 (2001-07-23)
May 25, 2009 (2009-05-25)
September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24) – October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)[5]
October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15) – November 12, 2012 (2012-11-12)[6]
Jim Ross and Shawn Michaels July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13) (First hour)
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Shawn Michaels July 20, 1998 (1998-07-20) (Second hour)
August 24, 1998 (1998-08-24) (Second hour)
Jim Cornette and Shane McMahon September 21, 1998 (1998-09-21)
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler December 7, 1998 (1998-12-07) – March 1, 1999 (1999-03-01)
March 15, 1999 (1999-03-15) – April 5, 1999 (1999-04-05)
August 23, 1999 (1999-08-23)
June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30) – November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)
May 30, 2011 (2011-05-30) – July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25)
October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10) – September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)
November 12, 2012 (2012-11-12) – March 25, 2013 (2013-03-25)
July 29, 2013 (2013-07-29)[7]
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Terry Taylor March 8, 1999 (1999-03-08)
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Jesse Ventura[8] August 9, 1999 (1999-08-09)
Jim Ross and Michael Hayes[9] December 20, 1999 (1999-12-20)
Jim Ross and Tazz February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26)
August 20, 2007 (2007-08-20)
Jim Ross and Paul Heyman March 5, 2001 (2001-03-05) – July 9, 2001 (2001-07-09)
July 30, 2001 (2001-07-30) – November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12)
Scott Hudson and Arn Anderson[10] July 2, 2001 (2001-07-02)
Jonathan Coachman and Jerry Lawler April 7, 2003 (2003-04-07) – May 5, 2003 (2003-05-05)
July 14, 2003 (2003-07-14) – August 11, 2003 (2003-08-11)
October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17) – October 31, 2005 (2005-10-31)
Jonathan Coachman and Al Snow[11] September 22, 2003 (2003-09-22) - September 29, 2003 (2003-09-29)
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and Jonathan Coachman June 26, 2005 (2005-06-26) – October 10, 2005 (2005-10-10)
Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler, and Jonathan Coachman November 7, 2005 (2005-11-07) – April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24)
Joey Styles and Jerry Lawler December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
April 24, 2006 (2006-04-24) – May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01)
Todd Grisham and Jerry Lawler[12] May 1, 2006 (2006-05-01)
Jim Ross and Todd Grisham November 13, 2006 (2006-11-13)
March 19, 2007 (2007-03-19)
Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura[13] November 23, 2009 (2009-11-23)
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Matt Striker December 14, 2009 (2009-12-14)
April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and CM Punk November 22, 2010 (2010-11-22) – December 20, 2010 (2010-12-20)
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler[14] April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04) – April 18, 2011 (2011-04-18)
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T[15] April 25, 2011 (2011-04-25)
Michael Cole, Josh Mathews, and Jerry Lawler[16] December 27, 2010 (2010-12-27) – March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28)
May 2, 2011 (2011-05-02) – May 23, 2011 (2011-05-23)
Michael Cole and Josh Mathews[17] January 3, 2011 (2011-01-03)
September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)
August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)
Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Booker T[18] September 26, 2011 (2011-09-26) – October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)
Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler November 15, 2010 (2010-11-15)
July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25) – September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)
October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10)
July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Booker T June 13, 2011 (2011-06-13) – June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
November 21, 2011 (2011-11-21)
March 26, 2012 (2012-03-26)
Michael Cole and The Miz[19] September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03)
Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield[20] September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)
October 8, 2012 (2012-10-08)
Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield[21] January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
Michael Cole and John "Bradshaw" Layfield December 9, 2013 (2013-12-09)
December 23, 2013 (2013-12-23)
January 6, 2014 (2014-01-06)[22]
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and John "Bradshaw" Layfield December 17, 2012 (2012-12-17)
January 14, 2013 (2013-01-14)
January 28, 2013 (2013-01-28)
April 1, 2013 (2013-04-01) – December 29, 2014 (2014-12-29)
Byron Saxton and Jerry Lawler[23] March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)
Byron Saxton, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, and Booker T[24] April 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)
Michael Cole, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, and Booker T January 5, 2015 (2015-01-05) – March 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)
April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) – June 1, 2015 (2015-06-01)
Michael Cole, John "Bradshaw" Layfield, and Byron Saxton[3] June 8, 2015 (2015-06-08) – July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton[4][25] July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) – April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10)
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Austin Aries[26] December 19, 2016 (2016-12-19) – March 6, 2017 (2017-03-06)
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Booker T[27] April 17, 2017 (2017-04-17) – August 21, 2017 (2017-08-21)
September 4, 2017 (2017-09-04) – September 25, 2017 (2017-09-25)
October 9, 2017 (2017-10-09) – January 15, 2018 (2018-01-15)
April 23, 2018 (2018-04-23)
May 14, 2018 (2018-05-14)
Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Corey Graves[28] August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28)
Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Booker T[29] October 2, 2017 (2017-10-02)
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Jonathan Coachman January 29, 2018 (2018-01-29) – April 16, 2018
April 30, 2018 (2018-04-30) – May 7, 2018
May 21, 2018 (2018-05-21) – May 28, 2018
June 11, 2018 (2018-06-11) – August 6, 2018
August 20, 2018 (2018-08-20) – August 27, 2018
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and David Otunga[30] June 4, 2018 (2018-06-04)
Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Renee Young August 13, 2018 (2018-08-13)[31]
September 3, 2018 (2018-09-03) – present
  • ^ Following the firing of Bobby Heenan by the WWF Commissioner, Gorilla Moonson, on the December 6, 1993 edition of Raw, Vince McMahon was joined by various guest commentators until March 7, 1994 when Randy Savage became the permanent color commentator. Randy Savage would remain part of the commentary team until October, 1994 when he left the World Wrestling Federation for World Championship Wrestling. Post Savage's departure, Vince McMahon was once again accompanied by guest commentators until the December 5, 1994 edition of Raw when Shawn Michaels became the permanent color commentator. The following is a list of the guest commentators who joined Vince McMahon first from December 13, 1993 (1993-12-13) to February 28, 1994 (1994-02-28) and from November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07) to November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28):
Commentator Dates
Jim Cornette December 13, 1993 (1993-12-13)
November 21, 1994 (1994-11-21)
Shawn Michaels December 20, 1993 (1993-12-20)
The Quebecers December 27, 1993 (1993-12-27)
Johnny Polo January 3, 1994 (1994-01-03)
Randy Savage January 10, 1994 (1994-01-10)
February 21, 1994 (1994-02-21)
Crush January 17, 1994 (1994-01-17)
Jim Ross January 24, 1994 (1994-01-24)
Irwin R. Schyster January 31, 1994 (1994-01-31)
Bastion Booger February 7, 1994 (1994-02-07)
Harvey Wippleman February 28, 1994 (1994-02-28)
Jerry Lawler November 7, 1994 (1994-11-07)
November 28, 1994 (1994-11-28)
Ted DiBiase November 14, 1994 (1994-11-14)
  • ^ Honky filled in due to Lawler having a match during the beginning of the show and remain out for rest of the show.
  • ^ Midway through the WWE Intercontinental Championship match.
  • ^ From December 1997-July 1998, Jim Ross served as color commentator for the first hour, and play by play commentator for the second hour of Raw Is War, with the Michael Cole tandem as play by play commentator (later just Cole), and Kevin Kelly as the alternate color commentator for the first hour ("Raw"), with Jerry Lawler taking over for the second hour ("The War Zone").
  • ^ Filled in for Jerry Lawler who was absent due to the premiere of Man on the Moon.
  • ^ Ventura called the main event.
  • ^ Defeated Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross in a tag team match at Unforgiven to become the announce team for Raw. The following week, Jim Ross defeated Jonathan Coachman to win his and Jerry Lawler's jobs back.
  • ^ When Joey Styles quits the WWE in storyline, Todd Grisham fills in for him to call the main event.
  • ^ Mathews became the alternate color commentator on Raw beginning December 27, 2010, due to Lawler's increased in-ring schedule (Lawler would continue as commentator when he was not wrestling). On March 14, 2011, Raw began using a full-time three man team with Michael Cole announcing from his own separate table ("The Cole Mine"). Ross has also returned to the broadcast table since making his broadcast return at WrestleMania XXVII and the four announcers worked in rotating three man shifts. This ended on the May 23, 2011 edition of Raw when Michael Cole returned to the normal announce table.
  • ^ Filled in for Jerry Lawler, who was recovering from injury.
  • ^ Filled in for Jerry Lawler, who was recovering from a heart attack.
  • ^ Ross sat in for Michael Cole, who allowed him to call the main event.
  • ^ JBL was absent at the time, so only Cole and Lawler called the event.
  • ^ Lawler was sick during the day, so only Cole and JBL called the event.
  • ^ Filled in for Michael Cole, JBL, and Booker T after they were assaulted by Brock Lesnar.[5]
  • ^ Filled in for Michael Cole, who was continue to recovering from injury.
  • ^ Graves replaces JBL following the 2016 WWE draft.
  • ^ Aries replaced Saxton during cruiserweight matches.
  • ^ Booker T temporarily replaced David Otunga for six weeks while Otunga was filming the movie Katrina. After the six weeks elapsed, Otunga was quietly moved to the pay-per-view pre-shows while Booker remained on commentary. Booker also fills in for Jonathan Coachman while Coachman was on assignment.
  • ^ Jerry Lawler temporarily replaced Booker T for one week while Booker T was stranded in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey. This also doubles as Lawler's special return to commentating since the show was live from Memphis, Tennessee.
  • ^ Phillips filled in due to Cole attending his son's wedding. He also filled in due to Braun Strowman's attack on Cole.
  • ^ David Otunga temporarily replaced Jonathan Coachman for one week while Coachman was on assignment. This also used as Otunga's return to commentating since has been elapsed from last year's Superstar Shake-up.
  • ^ Called the main event during the WCW-branded match between Booker T and Buff Bagwell in Tacoma. This match had received negative reviews.
  • ^ Renee Young temporarily replaced Jonathan Coachman for one week while Coachman was on assignment.

Ring announcersEdit

Ring announcers Dates Notes
Howard Finkel January 11, 1993 (1993-01-11) – 2003 (2003) Sporadically appears on Raw as a guest ring announcer.
Tony Chimel March 3, 1997 (1997-03-03) – August 16, 1999 (1999-08-16)
May 30, 2011 (2011-05-30)
September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09)
December 28, 2015 (2015-12-28)
Made one night returns on May 30, 2011, September 9, 2013 and December 28, 2015.
Lilian Garcia August 23, 1999 (1999-08-23) – September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
October 20, 2014 (2014-10-20) – July 18, 2016 (2016-07-18)
Made a one night return on April 19, 2010, filling in for Justin Roberts when the Raw roster was stuck in Europe after the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption, resulting in the first-ever Monday Night SmackDown; also returned at the June 25, 2012 edition of Raw, Raw 1000 on July 23, 2012, at Raw's 20th anniversary on January 14, 2013, as well as at the January 13, 2014 episode of Raw. Made her official return to Raw on October 20, 2014, taking over for Justin Roberts who had been released. Took time off starting in April 2015 to recover from knee surgery. Originally took time off to be with her sick father but decided to leave WWE again on August 1, 2016 so that she can be with him. Despite this, she continues to make appearances at WWE's Tribute to the Troops to perform the national anthem in addition ring announcing the 2017 event.
Jonathan Coachman November 10, 2003 (2003-11-10)
April 17, 2006 (2006-04-17)
One night only.
Justin Roberts June 5, 2006 (2006-06-05)
February 19, 2007 (2007-02-19)
March 2007 (2007-03) – June 2007 (2007-06)
September 2009 (2009-09) – October 2014 (2014-10)
Filled in for Lilian Garcia on the June 5th, 2006, who was inadvertently knocked down by Charlie Haas for the rest of Raw. Took over the announcing duties in 2009 before being released and Garcia being reinstated in 2014.
Todd Grisham April 16, 2007 (2007-04-16) One night only.
Eden Stiles January 5, 2015 (2015-01-05)
April 13, 2015 (2015-04-13) – May 25, 2015 (2015-05-25)
October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12)
November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02)
May 2, 2016 (2016-05-02) – May 9, 2016 (2016-05-09)
Filled in for Lilian Garcia on January 5, 2015, October 12, 2015, November 2, 2015 and May 2, 2016 until May 9, 2016 for one night. Also filled in for an extended period of time starting in April 2015 while Garcia was recovering from knee surgery.
JoJo July 25, 2016 (2016-07-25) – December 31, 2018 (2018-12-31) Originally filled in for Lilian Garcia before she was promoted to permanent ring announcer on August 1, 2016 after Garcia left WWE again. Currently on hiatus due to the birth of her son and is expected to return soon after.[6]
Mike Rome August 14, 2017 (2017-08-14)
September 11, 2017 (2017-09-11)
October 16, 2017 (2017-10-16) – October 23, 2017 (2017-10-23)
July 2, 2018 (2018-07-02)
November 19, 2018 (2018-11-19)
January 7, 2019 (2019-01-07) – May 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
Filled in for JoJo in some episodes and during her pregnancy.

Recurring segmentsEdit

Segments Hosts Years Notes
The King's Court Jerry Lawler 1993 (1993) – 1995 (1995) In-ring interview segment. Discontinued after Lawler was hired as the commentator of Raw.
The Heartbreak Motel Shawn Michaels 1994 (1994) In-ring interview segment.
The Brother Love Show Brother Love 1995 (1995) – 1996 (1996)
In-ring interview segment.
The Pillman XXX Files Brian Pillman 1997 (1997) Video segment. Discontinued following Pillman's death.
The Love Shack Dude Love 1998 (1998) In-ring interview segment.
Randy News Network (RNN) Randy Orton 2002 (2002) – 2003 (2003) A weekly vignette featuring Orton talking about his condition during his injury.
Highlight Reel Chris Jericho 2003 (2003) – 2005 (2005)
2008 (2008) – 2010 (2010)
2012 (2012) – 2014 (2014)
2016 (2016) – 2017 (2017)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Jericho was drafted to SmackDown.
White Boy Challenge Rodney Mack
Theodore Long
2003 (2003) Five minute match challenge to Caucasian talent.
Discontinued following Mack's defeat by Goldberg.
WWE Diva Search Jonathan Coachman
The Miz
Todd Grisham
2004 (2004) – 2007 (2007) WWE Diva Search competition segment.[7]
Masterlock Challenge Chris Masters 2005 (2005) – 2007 (2007)
2010 (2010)
Submission challenge to break Masters' Masterlock hold.
Discontinued after Bobby Lashley broke the hold.
Kurt Angle Invitational Kurt Angle 2005 (2005) Three-minute match challenge for Angle's gold medals.
Discontinued after Eugene won the challenge.
Carlito's Cabana Carlito 2005 (2005)
2007 (2007) – 2008 (2008)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Carlito moved to SmackDown.
Piper's Pit Roddy Piper 2005 (2005)
2010 (2010)
2012 (2012)
2014 (2014)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued following Piper's death.
Striker's Classroom Matt Striker 2005 –
2006 (2006)
In-ring "educational" segment.
Discontinued after Striker was drafted to ECW.
The Cutting Edge Edge 2005 (2005) – 2007 (2007)
2010 (2010) – 2011 (2011)
2013 (2013)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Edge moved to SmackDown and was forced to retire from professional wrestling.
Returned one night only on Sept. 9, 2013 as Edge was the guest on Raw.
VIP Lounge Montel Vontavious Porter 2009 (2009) – 2010 (2010) In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after MVP was drafted to SmackDown and released from WWE.
Khali Kiss Cam The Great Khali 2011 (2011) In-ring fan interaction segment.
Miz TV The Miz 2012 (2012) – 2016 (2016)
2017 (2017) – 2018 (2018)
2019 — present
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Miz was drafted to SmackDown.
Returned after Miz was drafted to Raw.
Discontinued after Miz was drafted to Smackdown.
Returned after Miz was drafted to Raw.
The Cutting Edge Peep Show Edge and Christian 2014 (2014) In-ring interview segment. A crossover between The Cutting Edge and The Peep Show.
John Cena's U.S. Open Challenge John Cena 2015 (2015) A United States Championship match challenge pitting anyone on the roster against John Cena. Ended due to Cena losing the United States Championship to the returning Alberto Del Rio at Hell in a Cell and took time off from wrestling.
The Rose Bush Adam Rose 2015 (2015) A weekly vignette featuring Rose gossiping about other wrestlers.
The Ambrose Asylum Dean Ambrose 2016 (2016)
2017 (2017)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Ambrose was drafted to SmackDown.
Returned after Ambrose was drafted to Raw.
Discontinued after Ambrose left WWE.
The Rollins Report Seth Rollins 2015 (2015) – 2016 Video segment.
The Kevin Owens Show Kevin Owens 2017 (2017)
2019 (2019)
In-ring interview segment.
Discontinued after Owens was drafted to SmackDown.
The Peep Show Christian 2018 (2018) In-ring interview segment.
Appeared for one night only to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary.
The Fashion Files
The Fashion X Files
Fashion Peaks
Breezango
(Tyler Breeze and Fandango)
2018 – present Video segment.
Started after Breezango was drafted to Raw.
The Sami & Kevin Show Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn 2018 In-ring interview segment.
A Moment of Bliss Alexa Bliss 2018 — present Public service announcement segment, later an on-stage interview segment.
Firefly Fun House Bray Wyatt 2019 — present Video segment.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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