Allegedly The Undertaker was the only Deadman in the building for Monday Night Raw, but from where the Frogman’s sitting there were about 15,000+ deadmen on hand at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York tonight. The crowd in Buffalo hardly cared about anything that happened over the course of Monday Night Raw’s three “Old School” hours. Not even a cold opening featuring THE UNDERTAKER, could fire them up. Appearances from undisputed Hall of Famers Ric Flair and Ted DiBiase got bupkiss. The New Age Outlaws, a legendary tag team, got ten people to chant, “You Still Got It!” (because, you know, they do) You can’t just say it was because the crowd was too young for the talent, because Cena got a fraction of the cheers/boos he usually gets. No one wanted to play sing a long with The Rock. Jack Swagger beat Jim Duggan with his own 2×4 and people yawned. In summation, worst crowd ever.
I hope Buffalo’s happy, I know I tweeted it earlier, but this is what turns TV tapings into house shows. If this is the way you’re going to react on the Road to Wrestlemania, when WWE’s storylines are generally at their peak, then you shouldn’t be entrusted to sell it to the audience at home. One incredibly brief, “We Want Virgil” chant won’t whitewash what you did the rest of the night. It was as if they’d never been to or seen a wrestling show before and didn’t know what to do. Don’t just take my word for it though, look at what the Universe was tweeting about your hometown.
Crowd for #OldSchoolRaw tonight was terrible. Probably the dullest crowd I’ve ever sat amongst. In Buffalo this surprises me.
— Mike Kane (@MikeKaneSports) March 5, 2013
— Ernie Green (@RealErnieGreen) March 5, 2013
@chaddukes Probably Overheard in Buffalo “Can you believe we are witnessing the debut of this Undertaker wrestler!”
— Chris Ford (@DCSportsNexus) March 5, 2013
— luther allender (@luder1138) March 5, 2013
Did the crowd know they were going to a RAW show tonight? wtf. Buffalo is usually a good crowd.
— Geoff Welch (@raidpirate52) March 5, 2013
No wonder the Bills play home games in another country. #buffalofansstink
— Richard A. Martel (@rickmartelCDWS) March 5, 2013
Although, this guy disagreed…