Monday Night Raw
Promotion WWE
Date January 8, 1990
Venue Manhattan Center
City New York City, New York
Previous episode -
Next episode 15 January, 1990
The January 8, 1990 Edition of RAW is a Professional wrestling television show of the WWE's RAW brand, which was taped on January 8, 1993. This episode aired from the Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center Studios (a small New York Theater).


  • Mr. Perfect defeated Koko B. Ware via pinfall.

After the match, the GM Vince McMahon gave welcome to all the viewers and superstars to the first Monday Night Raw show ever. He only said to enjoy the show and left the arena.

  • The Ultimate Warrior defeated Ronnie Garvin via pinfall.
  • The Rockers (Shawn Michaels and Marty Janetty) defeated Jim Duggan and Nikolai Volkoff via pinfall.
  • Hulk Hogan defeated Barbarian via submission.

Before the 6-Man Tag Team Match that would occur after Hogan vs Barbarian, Vince McMahon returned to sit in the audience to watch the show's main event.

  • Demolition (Ax, Crush and Smash) defeated Orient Express (Kato, Sato and Pat Tanaka) via pinfall.


Commentator(s): Rob Bartlett

Ring Announcer: Howard Finkel