The crowd was definitely behind Flair and he got a really good pop when he locked in the figure 4.
Lashley was way over. He’s gonna be real big for a long time. He had a new entrance video that I haven’t noticed before it was pretty cool. Huge pop for the title change, only to be outdone by Cena later. Everyone was pissed when Vince took the belt back, obviously.
It didn’t seem like the crowd was into the Punk/Burke match too much as the concessions were absolutely packed during that match. Also, they didn’t have the action on the monitors at the concessions which I thought they should have…I had to keep sending my friends over to see what was happening while I held the place in line.
It was the usual stuff with the Hardys. They got good pops for all their signature moves. The dude that threw trash at Cade and Murdoch was immediately escorted out by security.
No boos for Orton in his hometown, he actually got a pretty decent pop when his music hit. HBK was doing his usual over-selling but still got huge reactions fromt the crowd.
Big pop for Batista, his pyro was freakin loud. I loved it. Mixed reactions for Edge. His new pyro is pretty loud too. Not very many boos when Edge rolled up Batista for the win.
MVP’s tunnel was brought out and inflated in about 10 seconds. They deflate and take it off the stage while he’s entering the ring and that took about 5 seconds…pretty good work. Benoit got a good pop coming out. This was a good match but I think they could’ve made it better by letting Benoit win the 2nd fall and extending the match. The ending looked a little botched from where we were…What do I gotta do to get a ballin’ elbow drop? He did do his ballin’ motion after the match twice and got some good reactions from the crowd.
Cena came out to his usual mixture of boos and cheers. Khali actually got a pretty good reaction from the crowd it seemed…not too many boos, and a lot of cheers from the Cena-haters (myself included). By far the biggest pop of the night when Khali tapped.
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