As I noted in my ECW PPV review, Sabu was basically left for dead last night, yet, according to WWE’s web site, Sabu was miraculously fine after the show. Sabu was taken to a nearby medical facility in Augusta, Ga., after being attacked tonight at December to Dismember. He was evaluated and released, but not in time to compete in the Extreme Elimination Chamber.
Apparently, there was a chant of “Thank you Show” towards The Big Show after the PPV concluded.
Lots of “TNA” chants were also heard after the show went dark.
It was a ballroom with three big screens. At floor level: round tables with chairs; further back, rows of theater seats. Waitresses wore zebra shirts and hot pants.
It was an older crowd, like you’d expect at a casino. Hardcore rowdies in the front row. The crowd was mostly quiet: too spread out for any crowd psychology. I spotted one t-shirt for ECW and two for DX.
During Joey Stiles’ pre-game show, a local DJ handed out door prizes. When he asked who would win the main event, the crowd went for, “Lashley!” When the DJ suggested Big Show, the crowd booed. A few laughs when the DJ silenced a heckler, “What’s your name, sir? IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!”
Hardys vs. MNM: The crowd was behind the Hardys all the way. People were yelling at Melina to, “Shut up, bitch!” HUGE pop when Melina was drop-kicked.
Burke & Terkay vs FBI: Bathroom time for most of the crowd.
Knox & Kelly vs. Thorn & Ariel: Laughter and applause when Kelly wished Punk good luck. Cheers whenever Ariel climbed up on the ropes or did a high kick, showing her thong. HUGE pop for the Sandman.
Extreme Elimination Chamber: Heyman’s speech was heckled throughout. The crowd seemed to be behind RVD, but they cheered when Lashley won.
Biggest Pops: Lashley’s victory, Melina’s dropkick, Sandman’s entrance, Dreamer’s recovery.
Biggest Heat: Daivari’s entrance, Knox’s exit.
There were huge lines of people at the box office just buying tickets for the event.
At the Spanish announce table, the WWE logo was taken off the table when the show started.
There were some explicit chants made there. They were:
After RVD and Punk were eliminated, there was a huge “TNA” chant.
There was also a “TNA” chant when Burke and Terkay each did TNA finishers.
There were slight “VKM” chants during the MNM vs. Hardy’s match.
At the end, when Justin Roberts was thanking the crowd for coming and right when he was saying “hope you enjoyed yourselves,” the crowd booed.
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