Re: Why was the atmosphere so dead during Cena/Rock?
The match wasn't GREAT, but it was still quite good. It needed a good 10 mins chopping off though, it was far too long.
I don't know what people are talking about either, I think the crowd sounds great throughout most of the match. They were definitely more vocal than they were for Punk/Jericho. Crowd was only loud for Punk/Jericho in the last couple of minutes really.
Watching it live on TV that night -
Rock got a great entrance pop
Another loud roar when Rock was introduced in the ring
Very loud "Cena Sucks" chants throughout.
Huge roar when Rock was mocking Cena's hand gestures only to get the AA but then kick out.
Huge cheer for the first attempt at the People's Elbow.
Crowd was super invested when Rock was locked in the STF and the ref was counting down Rock's arm.
Big cheer for successful People's Elbow.
Loud "Rocky! Cena!" duelling chant towards the end of the match.
And then, one of the biggest pops anyone has EVER heard or seen when Rock got the victory.
However, WWE have definitely messed with the sound on the DVD release. For one, they've cut out the "Same Old Shit" chant directed at Cena just as he's done the Five Knuckle Shuffle. And they've also turned down some of the crowd noise during the match too. It's very odd.