Originally Posted by LeaderOfM.D.R.S.
They were holiday shows filled with less than spectacular segments (that I actually enjoyed) so it's understandable if the crowd wouldn't be into it. So yes the "sucky crowd".
Can't speak for the Christmas eve show but the crowd at the NYE show was god for most of the show. Everybody was standing going nuts during the Shield/Ryback match (if you call it that). Ziggler got no pop at all from the live crowd. My DVR got screwed up so I havent watched the episode but the crowd was decent all night. The Verizon Center went nuts when Cena came out (I see why he will never turn heel) followed by Daniel Bryan, Ryback and the shield
The Raw Setup also kills the crowd. The DC show was taped but there were 5 minute breaks during every match that killed the crowd where they just showed WM 28 highlights and promos for Raw 20th from Houston. You also have stuff like Eve calling out Mae Young for a title fight but nobody knew Mae Young was there because the Mae/Hornswoggle skit wasnt played at the Arena so you just have everybody wondering WTF is going on.
Without getting winded (which I already did) the pace of Raw kills the crowd at times especially when Cena is in the first match.