WWE has announced that the Raw Pre-Show will be returning to the WWE Network next Monday night and will air beginning at 7:00 PM EST, one hour before the Raw 25th Anniversary show goes on the air live on the USA Network. The pre-show will also air live on other platforms including WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.
The show will be hosted by Renee Young, David Otunga, Peter Rosenberg, and Sam Roberts. The panel will also be joined by WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler from the Manhattan Center in New York City, which will host the first hour of the Raw 25th Anniversary show. As previously reported, Ross and Lawler will be calling the action from the Manhattan Center during the first hour of the broadcast.
This will be the first time that the Raw Pre-Show has aired on the WWE Network since December of 2016, when the pre-shows for both Raw and SmackDown LIVE were suddenly cut from thirty minutes to ten minutes, as well as moved to WWE's official YouTube channel rather than continuing to air on the WWE Network. Towards the end of that same month, the pre-shows stopped airing altogether.
Below is WWE's official announcement regarding the one-night-only return of the Raw Pre-Show:
Get ready for the biggest Raw in history with a live Pre-Show starting at 7 p.m. ET this Monday, Jan. 22, on WWE Network, WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Join hosts Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg, David Otunga and Sam Roberts as they bring you everything you need to know to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the longest-running weekly episodic show in television history. Plus, WWE Hall of Famers Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler join the celebration from the original home of Monday Night Raw, The Manhattan Center.