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Re: At what point did Raw become the "A Show?"
RAW was figuring itself out when it debuted, what its formula was, and how to handle the live atmosphere, but I think it was the A show from its debut. It was the show all of the main WWF angles happened on (namely Beefcake's return into Hogan's return to set up that big match for WM9). Even on the very early Raws, it was where Ric Flair's WWF career ended and where Razor Ramon and Bret Hart were talking smack to each other.
I don't really have any memories of WWF Superstars from around this time.
So, January 1993 is when it became the A show, IMO. I don't think Superstars had the main angles Raw had when it debuted. Certainly not by May 1993 when they did that big Kid/Razor Jannetty/Michaels upset night.