WWE Raw onsite report: The new Shield t-shirts were available before the show, Seth Rollins addresses The Shield’s unique history in Indianapolis, in-person notes on the reaction to the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match and more

Dot Net reader Kyle Garner attended Monday’s WWE Raw in Indianapolis, Indiana and sent the following report.

-Coming from someone who goes to all the Indianapolis shows, I have seen the Shield debut, break up, and now reunite. I do not know how it all worked out that all three of these things happened in my home state, but it just blows my mind to think about. I do not know if it was just a coincidence or just pure luck that it happened but it definitely is a small world,

-Before we got to our seats, there was a ton of Shield merchandise and signs before the doors opened. The new shield t-shirt sold very well before the show even started. Almost everyone in front of me bought one.

-The Miz was great live and can definitely put on a great show for the live crowd. Getting cheered anytime he talked about the beat down on Roman Reigns had the crowd cheering and applauding.

-Roman Reigns came out to mostly boos from my vantage point, but once he asked, “Who said anything about rumors?” everyone popped huge and was on their feet. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins got monster reactions when they came out. Seeing the beatdown of the Miz and the Triple Powerbomb was something so great to see again. The crowd even did Romans howl before the Powerbomb.

-Jason Jordan did get a semi decent reaction (as he attended Indiana University). I wouldn’t call it loud, it was just better than what he had been getting.

-The crowd was kind of silent for the Bray Wyatt/Sister Abigail segment. As soon as it ended, there were a lot of groans and sighs from the crowd as I think they wanted someone to actually be Abigail and not just Wyatt.

-Bayley got a good reaction from the crowd as well as Sasha Banks. When Bayley was eliminated, however, the crowd didn’t seem to like it at all.

-Braun Strowman is a freak of nature. You have to see this man up close and in person to get a scale of how big he actually is. TV does not do him justice. I sat to the corner of where the announcers were sitting and got to witness the Triple Powerbomb up close and personal. As soon as that happened, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse came unglued! It was so awesome to see and witness it from that close.

-The crowd for the main event was slow to get into the match until the superplex onto the outside. It definitely woke everyone up and got an amazing reaction from everyone around the Fieldhouse. The title change was well received and there were many shocked people around where I was sitting.

-The dark main event was Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus and Cesaro for the Raw Tag Team Championship. Before the match started, Seth wore Kalisto’s jacket and was getting the crowd to do the Lucha chant. It was a pretty good back and forth match that lasted about 8-10 minutes with Dean hitting Dirty Deeds on Cesaro for the win.

After the match, Seth talked about how Indianapolis has had an interesting history with the Shield, both through the good times and the bad. He thanked the crowd for always believing in him, and always believing in The Shield.


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