January 22 will see Monday Night Raw, WWE’s long-running weekly pro wrestling show, return to its roots to celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special event emanating from both Brooklyn’s Barclays Center arena and also from Raw’s original venue, The Manhattan Center. In addition to today’s biggest stars, WWE legends from Raw’s 25-year history will also be appearing at the event, sure to thrill fans of the sport, for which nostalgia is an important component.
To celebrate, WWE has released a version of its iconic 1996 Raw intro, recut to show footage featuring today’s WWE Superstars. Check it out below:
At the end of 2017, WWE also released a version of Raw’s very first intro, also adding modern Superstars:
As we get closer to the event, we can probably expect some more classic Raw theme song mashups, like the Attitude Era Raw intro used from 1997 to 2002, or the 2003 theme, which one fan has already taken the liberty of doing for them:
Ah, sweet nostalgia.
What are you hoping to see at Raw 25 on January 22? Let us know in the comments.