Dot Net reader Edward Kirby attended WWE Raw in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday and send the following report.
The acknowledgment of the horror in Orlando, like so many other things, WWE did really well. Thoughts and prayers go out to those friends, families, and communities dealing with tragedy.
New Day came out to a great pop, only to be topped by Enzo Zamore and Big Cass. A nice “It’s the shoes” chant broke out as Kofi leaped over the corner onto the Vaudevillains.
The Asylum segment went pretty well with the crowd. Dean Ambrose probably got the most uniform pop, Seth Rollins got a majority of cheers from what I can tell, and Roman Reigns got a majority of boos. I don’t know how it sounded on television, but the first few times Roman talked in the Asylum segment you couldn’t hear him over the boos.
It still is baffling that even John Cena can’t mention TNA. Other than that, the segment was a hit with the crowd.
Prior to the main event, Jericho took the mic and repeatedly said “Quiet!”, drawing some heat, then drew more as he said “N’awlins! You call it that right? N’awlins, N’awlins, etc.” drawing more and more heat. During the match, Cesaro and ADR held the mic and hammer for the ring bell as if they were flipping each other off. Funny stuff.
After the show went off the air, Shane McMahon came out to a pop and announced that Cena and Reigns would face Rollins and AJ Styles. The Club came out with Styles, and were promptly ejected from ringside after messing with Cena. Cena and Reigns made a comeback after about eight minutes, The Club came back to run interference, at which point Rollins and Styles went to the back. Cena and Reigns hit their finishers to send the crowd home happy.
Sign Guy was in attendance, and was gracious enough to take a picture with me.
All in all, being my first wrestling show I’ve attended since ‘Mania 30, I had a good time. The three hours didn’t seem to drag live.