WWE Raw onsite: Detailed notes on the reaction to the Chris Jericho and A.J. Lee returns, Seth Rollins trying to cash in, Bo Dallas's moment of silence, Roman Reigns, and more


prowrestling.net
MEMBERSHIP INFO | LOG-IN | CONTACT US | SUBMIT NEWS | ABOUT US
Insider News • Live TV & PPV Coverage • Hitlists • Results • Blogs

HOME | WWE NEWS | TNA NEWS | MMA NEWS | ALL NEWS | TV & PPV | ARENA REPORTS | VIEWPOINTS | PRODUCT REVIEWS | AWARDS



Dot Net App
GOT AN IPHONE, IPAD, IPOD TOUCH, SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB, OR ANDROID PHONE?

THEN BE SURE TO DOWNLOAD OUR NEW FREE APP
(or SEARCH "pro wrestling" in App Store or Android Marketplace)

Dot Net Podcast
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE TO DOT NET FREE PODCAST IN ITUNES OR CLICK HERE FOR LISTING OF LATEST SHOWS

WWE News


WWE Raw onsite: Detailed notes on the reaction to the Chris Jericho and A.J. Lee returns, Seth Rollins trying to cash in, Bo Dallas's moment of silence, Roman Reigns, and more
2014-07-01 12:33:09


Dot Net reader Ryan Paglia attended WWE Raw in Hartford, Connecticut on Monday and sent the following report.

My father and I got there at around seven p.m. and the line extended almost two blocks. It turns out there was only one entrance to the main arena building open, so it wasn't until 7:40 when we got to our seats. This was probably the worst service I've seen at the XL Center (no problems at Raw in 2012 or 2013).

The Authority got a good mixed reaction to start off the show. Stephanie McMahon is hilarious and really plays her role well. John Cena got the usual mixed reaction, but with more boos than usual; It might sound different on television, though. People were pissed because the 2K15 cover blocked the ring and the rest of the segment for some sections (including mine). The main event ended up being the same as the advertised dark match main event. Kinda disappointing.

Seth Rollins got good heat, and there was an alright pop for Rob Van Dam. The crowd popped for the big spots by RVD. Good match and Rollins is starting to find his groove as a heel. The Ambrose promo after the match was typical top notch work from Dean.

It was cool to see Jack Swagger turn face and stand up to Lana and Rusev. I think he has a brighter future than Rusev.

The Wyatt Family vs. The Uso Brothers and Sheamus match was the best of the night by far. Great spots, Luke Harper is crazy athletic for a big guy.

The Bo Dallas moment of silence lasted too long and didn't really get over with the crowd. It was just an awkward pause.

The crowd had a little pop for Nikki Bella but her match was flat as could be. More people wanted to see the Funkadactyls brawl.

I've never heard of a match ending during commercial, so that's pretty odd. Anyway, Cesaro is crazy strong, Paul Heyman is comedic gold at ringside, and most fans were shocked that Kofi Kingston won.

There was No reaction for the Santino Marella and Adam Rose video.

Damien Sandow played a funny Vince McMahon, but he deserves much better than jobbing to Great Khali, who can barely move in the ring.

There was lot of talk of Chris Jericho being the one advertised as returning, but Miz was no surprise either. There was a huge pop for Y2J, and another huge pop for the Wyatts coming out, then drawing big heat for beating him down. It should be a good program between Bray Wyatt and Chris.

Dolph Ziggler and Fandango deserve better than this too. Dolph was very over with the crowd and the kiss/finish of the match had a good reaction.

Based on last night's crowd, Stardust is getting good pops. I'd rather have Cody Rhodes back though.

As a Paige fan, it sucks to see her lose the belt like that, but hopefully a heel turn will let us see her Anti Diva persona shine. It does make sense because AJ was super over with the crowd and Paige's face run wasn't that hot.

Roman Reigns is white hot right now. One of the top pops of the night. Ok match, big pops for the hot tag to Cena.

Most in the crowd expected Rollins to "cash in" or at least try. There were big pops for Ambrose making the save and the Reigns spear/stare-down. He really is the next top guy in the company.

Overall, a great show with a fun crowd and some special surprises. No return date was announced.

Biggest Pops
1. Cena
2. Reigns
3. Jericho
4. Wyatt
5. Ambrose
6. AJ Lee

Most Heat
1. Cena
2. Wyatts (after beating down Jericho)
3. Rollins
4. The Authority
5. Rusev

RECOMMEND THIS ARTICLE:


READ OUR INSIDER NEWS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE! BECOME A MEMBER FOR JUST $7.50 A MONTH (or less with a year-long sub) - GET THE FIRST LOOK AT EXCLUSIVE INSIDER DOT NET NEWS, TONS OF EXCLUSIVE AUDIO CONTENT, MEMBER MESSAGE BOARD ACCESS, START YOUR OWN BLOG, AND VIEW THE SITE WITHOUT ANY ADVERTISING: SIGN ME UP (or MORE INFO)



RELATED ARTICLES FROM MGID AFFILIATE SITES...

From Around the Web


MEMBERSHIP INFO
Become a Dot Net Member right now for $7.50 a month or $66 a year ($5.50 a month avg.). Get exclusive audio, first-look insider news, Forum access, member blogs, more...

CLICK FOR SIGN-UP INFO


The Current Must-Read List
Prowrestling.net Live audio show today: WrestleMania Sunday edition with Jason Powell and Jake Barnett taking your phone calls
WWE News: The Rock's pro wrestling skit from Saturday Night Live
WWE News: Former WWE wrestler feels snubbed by Hall of Fame speech
2015 WWE Hall of Fame live coverage: Randy Savage, Kevin Nash, Larry Zbyszko, Madusa/Alundra Blayze, The Bushwhackers, Tatsumi Fujinami, Connor Michalek, and Arnold Schwarzenegger
3/28 Mercury Rising in San Jose: Drew Galloway vs. Johnny Gargano, Austin Aries and Roderick Strong vs. Ricochet and Uhaa Nation, PJ Black vs. AR Fox, and more
Prowrestling.net Membership Sale - $3 for one month, save over $20 on annual membership
WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet Arrival 2015: Live coverage of the one-hour special leading up to the ceremony
Powell's Blog: WrestleMania 31 - Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns match finishes (Part Two)
Gutteridge's WWE WrestleMania 31 "Man vs. Machine" Predictions: Will Roman Reigns overshadow everything? Will Sting and the Undertaker turn back the clock? Will the mid card titles get a huge boost?
Pruett's Blog: Will's WrestleMania Weekend - WWE NXT Live, Downtown San Jose, Finn Bálor in full paint, and so much more!
ACCESS PREVIOUS MUST-READ ARTICLES

Vote In Our Latest Poll

WrestleMania 31 Poll: Rusev vs. John Cena
 
pollcode.com free polls
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS
VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS

Dot Net Free Podcasts
03/27 Prowrestling.net Live audio show: The first of the WrestleMania Week Special Editions with Jason Powell and Zack Zimmerman taking your phone calls
03/26 Prowrestling.net Live audio show: The first of the WrestleMania Week Special Editions with Jason Powell and John Moore taking your phone calls
03/23 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Corey Richman take your phone calls following Raw
03/19 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: On the road with Kevin Owens vs. Alex Riley and Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss
03/17 Prowrestling.net All Access Interview: on the WWN Live Experience WrestleMania weekend, and more
03/16 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and John Moore take your phone calls following Raw
03/09 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and Zack Zimmerman take your phone calls following Raw
03/08 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: TNA Impact Wrestling audio review - Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young to become No. 1 contender, James Storm and Abyss vs. The Wolves, and more
03/02 Prowrestling.net Live Podcast: Jason Powell and John Moore take your phone calls following Raw
02/26 Prowrestling.net All Access Podcast: WWE NXT audio review: Finn Bálor vs. The Brian Kendrick, Becky Lynch vs. Bayley, Kevin Owens
CLICK FOR FULL LISTING OF ALL PODCASTS

Latest from Our Affiliate Site

_pwtorch.com_
CLICK HERE FOR MORE PWTORCH HEADLINES

© 2008-2012 LAST ROW MEDIA LLC • ALL RIGHTS RESERVED -- PRIVACY POLICY