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WWE Raw (also known as WWF Raw) is a video game released on the Xbox console and the PC by THQ in 2002. All copies of the PC port and later copies of the Xbox original were titled WWE Raw due to the World Wrestling Federation's lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund, causing the former to change their name to WWE (although the in-game logos still carried the WWF logo). The game was succeeded on the Xbox by WWE RAW 2 in 2003.
Originally intended to be an Xbox launch game, numerous delays pushed back the game's release from November 2001 to February 2002. Due to a recent string of lawsuits directed towards the WWF blaming the company for youth injuries, the game's blood effects were removed. In earlier builds of the game, wrestlers would bleed realistically from different body locations, and drip blood on the mat, which would remain there and darken to a brown color as time passed.
WWE RAW received generally mixed reviews. IGN praised the game giving it a 9.1 while other sites such as GameSpot gave it a 6.5 saying the lack of blood and the superstars hunched figure gave it more of a UFC feeling.