Getting ignored by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Analyze This: Taking the match into the crowd
Honestly, I believe it was a transition used to try and mask the loss of being able to control crowds. Look at older matches, guys like Hogan, Savage, Roberts etc. owned the crowd, their psychology was the main part of owning the crowd, their mannerisms, or subtle movements influenced the crowd so heavily it drew the emotion out of them. I guess this also came with the decline of kayfabe, crowds wouldn't be as dangerous now, so there wasn't as much of a problem. It also came with that bar getting set higher, which is why we saw guys start to kick out of multiple finishers, which in my opinion hurt the business even more and was a selfish and short term gain.
It made it more personal to the fan and have a more involved experience, when guys no longer could control the crowd with psychology like they once had.