WWE RAW vs. WWE Smackdown

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WWE RAW

WWE Smackdown

What is it? WWE Raw is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs live on Monday nights on the USA Network in the United States. WWE SmackDown is a professional wrestling television program that currently airs on Friday nights on Syfy in the United States.
Alias WWE Monday Night Raw WWE Friday Night Smackdown
Genre Sports Entertainment; Professional Wrestling Sports Entertainment; Professional Wrestling
Creator Vince McMahon, Sr. Vince McMahon, Jr.
General Manager Brad Maddox Vickie Lynn Guerrero
Owner, Chairman, CEO Vince McMahon Vince McMahon
COO Triple H Triple H
Debut January 11, 1993 – present August 26, 1999 – Present
Country of Origin United States of America United States of America
Broadcast Channel TNN/Spike TV (2000 – 2005) and USA Network (1993 – 2000; 2005 – present) UPN (1999 – 2006) The CW (2006 – 2008) MyNetworkTV (2008 – 2010) Syfy (2010 – present)
No. of episodes 1,051 (as of July 15, 2013) 725 (as of July 15, 2013)
Running time 3 hours (including commercials) 2 hours (including commercials)
Camera setup Multicamera Setup Multicamera Setup
Format Live on Mondays Pre-recorded on Tuesdays
Shot at 203 different arenas, in 169 towns and cities, in 10 different nations 162 different arenas, in 147 cities and towns, in in 7 different nations
Resolution 480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV) 480i (SDTV) 1080i (HDTV)
Opening Theme "The Night" by Kromestatik “Born 2 Run” by 7Lions
No. of seasons 21 14
Commentators Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL Michael Cole, Josh Mathews and JBL
Ring announcer Justin Roberts Lilian Garcia
Recurring segments Highlight Reel – Chris Jericho; Miz TV – The Miz Miz TV – The Miz; Bad news Barrett-Wade Barrett
Ring Types Square Ring Only Square Ring Only
Starring WWE Roster and Personnel WWE Roster and Personnel

edit Brief Description of WWE RAW and WWE Smackdown

WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. WWE Raw is generally seen as WWE's flagship program over its sister programs, SmackDown! and ECW, due to its longer history and the way it is promoted. The show currently airs live on USA Network, and on tape delay Wednesdays on mun2, and Sundays on Telemundo (in Spanish) in the United States, and in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland on Sky Sports 3. It also currently broadcasts on tape delay in Canada on The Score and Global Quebec, in Australia on FOX8, in Portugal on SIC Radical, in Malaysia on Astro Super Sport, in New Zealand on SKY 1, in India and Pakistan on Ten Sports, in the Philippines on Jack TV and RPN, in Chile on Chilevisión, in Mexico on 52MX, in Peru on ATV, in Romania on TV Sport, in South Korea on XTM, in Spain on Cuatro TV, and on AFN Xtra. Raw is also currently being aired on Etv in South Africa. It airs on Canal VTV in El Salvador. Occasionally, Raw is aired on same-day tape delay when WWE is on an overseas tour.

WWE Friday Night SmackDown! is a professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is currently the only television broadcast for the SmackDown! brand. The SmackDown! stars typically perform four shows in a week. WWE usually tapes it Tuesday evening show for The CW to air on Friday evening of the same week. However, the show is occasionally taped on Monday nights prior to Monday Night Raw, and is also rarely held live. From its launch in 1999, SmackDown! was shown on Thursday nights, but as of September 9, 2005, the show moved to Friday nights. To reflect this change, the show is now referred to as Friday Night SmackDown!. It currently airs in the United States on The CW, in Canada on The Score Network and on CH Montreal,in Turkey on S'nek, in Bangladesh, India and Pakistan on Ten Sports, in Germany on DSF, in the UK and Republic of Ireland on Sky Sports 3, in Portugal on TVI, in the Dominican Republic on Antena Latina Channel 7, in Puerto Rico on Televicentro and on The CW, in Chile on Chilevisión, in Mexico on 52MX, in Australia on FOX8, in New Zealand on Sky 1, in the Philippines on Jack TV and RPN, in Peru on ATV , in Spain on Cuatro, in Romania on TV Sport, in Saudi Arabia and Arab World on Showtime Arabia ShowSports 1, in France on NT1, in Japan on J Sports, on e.tv in South Africa, on MTV3 MAX in Finland, on AFN Xtra, on VTV in El Salvador and on Canal 9 on Argentina, on FoX Television in Serbia.

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