Silent fans have ruined shows for me. On the other hand, lively fans can make a show great. I was at a SmackDown taping once and was fortunate enough to be in a fairly grown-up (comparatively speaking!) part of the crowd. We amused ourselves in a dull contract signing segment by yelling out how Rey should spell his name and asking if he wanted a crayon to write with. And, of course, during one house show in 2003, we were endlessly entertained by one man chanting “Johnny the Bull” for minutes on end, with absolutely no assistance from anyone else, but damn he was determined. Conversely, shows where people haven’t wanted to chant or call out anything have usually been bad because I’m generally the only one in the seating block who has the enthusiasm in those instances, leaving me to feel like a weirdo.
You and I would make a great chant machine, because I usually lose my voice after the first match if that’s a good thing.
Last time I went to a show I was surrounded by little kids. Lots of cheering for Cena, and chanting of ‘Tinkerbell’ for the Heels (I still don’t exactly get it). But the gem of the night was when one of them shouted, surprised it seemed, ‘Kelly Kelly’s got boobs!’
Needs more annoying people who only cheer heels
The hipster fan, who only cheers heels to be ironic?
Silent crowds are terrible. And to add on, the single fan or a small group of fans who try to get themselves over by being loud and obnoxious for no good reason. A local indy that puts on a show once a month had an epidemic of that problem for 3 months straight this year, it was grueling.
I’ve only ever been to 3 WWE shows (all untelevised, as they were part of a UK tour. And the first two were ages ago, like the second one was main evented by Hitman/Bulldog vs Owen/Anvil). The more recent one was fun. Highlights included Tommy Dreamer called Rene Dupree a “French wank” (the show was in Scotland, the wrestlers try to use local lingo when doing shows here).
Best of all though came before the main event (HBK, HHH and Cena vs Orton, Edge and Umaga). DX were out in the ring doing their usual schtick and were interrupted by someone shouting “You screwed Bret!” at Shawn. Without missing a beat, HHH turned and just said “Of course he screwed Bret, he’s a wank!”, causing HBK to crack up for a good few minutes. Also during the match, me and my friend tried to get a “Cena Sucks” chant going (didn’t work as most of the crowd was kids there to see him), and instead, some kids behind us started a rival chant of “No he doesn’t! No he doesn’t!” which cracked us all up. A good night that was actually.
“Needs more annoying people who only cheer heels”
**awkwardcough** Yeah! Yeah, it does! **reminisces on temporary voice loss during The Miz’ entrance at Manchester**
First off, let me preface this post by saying I’m originally from Chicago and we always cheer on the heel.
Some friends and I were at a house show in the early 90′s at the UIC Pavillion. There was a decent crowd of fans there for a WCW show. Anyway, my friends and I got our whole section cheering for Greg “The Hammer” Valentine who had a match against Buff Bagwell. Then again, having seen Buff “wrestle” I guess anyone would cheer for his opponent, but I digress. What was awesome is that “The Hammer” and the ref played up to the crowd. Every time Buff got in an offensive move, our whole section would yell: “He pulled the tights!” or “The Hair, ref! He pulled his hair!”. The Hammer would point to our section and mimic the pulling of the tights to the ref who would go over to Bagwell and berate him for it. That was the most fun I’ve ever had at a wrestling event.
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