Operation Raw is War

On March 10, 1997, WWE gave their flagship program Monday Night Raw a much-needed facelift. Along with a move to two hours, and a new look, the show was renamed “Raw is War.” A name WWE would continue to use until September of 2001.

Over that four-and-half-year period, WWE would go on to produce some of its most memorable television to date, featuring some of the biggest stars in the history of wrestling.

In what we’re calling the Operation Raw is War project, our plan is to cover all of the pay-per-view event from this time, as well as the majority of the episodes of Raw, in great detail.

We’ll be publishing written reviews of these shows to the site, as well as producing audio reviews, which will be exclusive to our Patreon members.

And Season 1 of Operation Raw is War has already begun! Links to both the written and audio formats of Episode 1 are included below, as well as the entire Season 1 lineup.



Season 1: 1997

  • Episode 1: Raw is War #200 (03/10/1997)
  • Episode 2: Raw is War #201 (03/17/1997)
  • Episode 3: WrestleMania 13 (03/23/1997)
  • Episode 4: Raw is War #202 (03/24/1997)
  • Episode 5: Raw is War #203 (03/31/1997)
  • Episode 6: Raw is War #204 (04/07/1997)
  • Episode 7: In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker (04/20/1997)
  • Episode 8:  Raw is War #206 (04/21/1997)
  • Episode 9: Raw is War #208 (05/05/1997)
  • Episode 10: In Your House 15: A Cold Day in Hell (05/11/1997)
  • Episode 11: Raw is War #209 (05/12/1997)
  • Episode 12: Raw is War #210 (05/19/1997)
  • Episode 13: Raw is War #211 (05/26/1997)
  • Episode 14: Raw is War #212 (06/02/1997)
  • Episode 15: King of the Ring 1997 (06/08/1997)
  • Episode 16: Raw is War #213 (06/09/1997)
  • Episode 17: Raw is War #216 (06/30/1997)
  • Episode 18: In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede (07/06/1997)
  • Episode 19: Raw is War #217 (07/07/1997) 
  • Episode 20: Raw is War #218 (07/14/1997)
  • Episode 21: Raw is War #219 (07/21/1997)
  • Episode 22: Raw is War #220 (07/28/1997)
  • Episode 23: SummerSlam 1997 (08/03/1997)
  • Episode 24: Raw is War #221 (08/04/1997)
  • Episode 25: Raw is War #222 (08/11/1997)
  • Episode 26: Raw is War #223 (08/18/1997)
  • Episode 27: Ground Zero: In Your House (09/07/1997)
  • Episode 28: Raw is War #224 (09/08/1997)
  • Episode 29: Raw is War #225 (09/15/1997)
  • Episode 30: Raw is War #226 (09/22/1997)
  • Episode 31: Badd Blood: In Your House (10/05/1997)
  • Episode 32: Raw is War #228 (10/06/1997)
  • Episode 33: Raw is War #229 (10/13/1997)
  • Episode 33: Raw is War #231 (10/27/1997)
  • Episode 34: Raw is War #232 (11/03/1997)
  • Episode 35: Survivor Series 1997 (11/09/1997)
  • Episode 36: Raw is War #233 (11/10/1997)
  • Episode 37: Raw is War #234 (11/17/1997)
  • Episode 38: Raw is War #235 (11/24/1997)
  • Episode 39: Raw is War #236 (12/01/1997)
  • Episode 40: D-Generation X: In Your House (12/07/1997)
  • Episode 41: Raw is War #238 (12/15/1997)
  • Episode 42: Raw is War #239 (12/22/1997)
  • Episode 43: Raw is War #240 (12/29/1997)


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