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IWE Meltdown
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Format

Sports entertainment
Professional wrestling

Created by

Grant Mayer

Starring

Raw roster

Opening theme

"Burn it to the Ground" by Nickleback

Country of origin

United States

No. of seasons

18

No. of episodes

929 (as of March 14, 2011)

Production

Executive producer(s)

Kevin Dunn

Produce(s)

Arn Anderson
Geral Brisco

Camera setup

Multi-camera setup

Running titme

Approximately 2 hours 8 minutes per episode
(1 hour 35 minutes and commercials)

Production company(s)

International Wrestling Entertainment

Broadcast

Original channel

USA Network (1993–200, 2005 - present)
Spike TV (2000–2005)

Picture format

480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)

Original run

January 11, 1993 – present

Chronology

Related shows

IWE Fusion
IWE Superstars
IWE NXT

IWE RAW (sometimes stylized as Monday Night RAW) is a professional wrestling television program for International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE) that currently airs on the USA Network in the United States. The show's name is also used to refer to the Meltdown brand, in which IWE employees are assigned to work and perform on that program; the other program and brand currently being Fusion. It is the only television broadcast for the Meltdown brand. The show originally debuted in the United States on the USA Network on January 11, 1993. It remained there until 2000, when Meltdown was moved to TNN, later known as Spike TV. In 2005, the show was moved back to the USA Network. Since its launch in 1993, Meltdown continues to air on Monday nights. Meltdown is generally seen as the company's flagship program due to its longer history, higher ratings, the fact its shows are live every week, and emphasis on pay-per-views. It is currently the longest-running weekly episodic television show in American history.

SHOW HISTORYEdit

1992-2002Edit

Original formatEdit

The Monday Night Wars and Meltdown is WarEdit

The End of the WarEdit

2002-presentEdit

Brand ExtensionEdit

Return to USA NetworkEdit

MD 1

Special EpisodesEdit

ChampionsEdit

Championship Current Champion(s) Date Won Date Aired Event Previous Champion(s)
IWE Championship Joe Smith November 22, 2010 November 22, 2010 Meltdown Kevin McAlmond
IWE United States Championship Garrett March 14, 2011 March 14, 2011 Meltdown Kody Brown
IWE Divas Championship Shannon November 21, 2010 November 21, 2010 Survivor Series Amanda Johnson

Authority FiguresEdit

CommentatorsEdit

Ring AnnouncersEdit

Recurring SegmentsEdit

Other linksEdit

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