Dot Net reader Robert Rogers attended WWE Raw in Cincinnati, Ohio on Monday and sent the following report.
This was my first live Raw since November 1998 (the infamous Hawk falls off the Titan Tron show). U.S. Bank Arena was almost completely filled. The hard camera section was mostly empty, but very few open seats anywhere else. I’m not sure how it sounded on TV, but the crowd was pretty hot for most of the show. After the show went off the air, Sami Zayn came out to confront Kevin Owens. Zayn and Big Cass cleared the ring to send the crowd home happy. The advertised dark main event did not happen.
Biggest Pops: Enzo/Cass, Zayn
The crowd was white hot Heat during the Charlotte promo. The crowd hates her.
Mick Foley came out in the crowd right below my seats during the Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs. Owens and Chris Jericho exchange. I thought it was pretty cool if he was just doing it to check out the crowd reaction instead of it being an angle.
A CM Punk chant started once and got shot down pretty quick. A pretty loud Harambe chant during the TJP match (I’m so tired of hearing about that damn gorilla).
There was almost no reaction during TJ Perkins vs. Tony Nese. Fans who didn’t watch the Cruiserweight Classic still have no reason to get behind any of these guys.
The show went by pretty fast. It wasn’t the marathon in person that it is on tv.
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