Little Poppa Pump
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Manchester, England
Canned heat on Raw
I hate pre-recorded reactions being dubbed over the real crowd.. but over the last few years I have come to accept that Smackdown, being pre-recorded, is going to have canned heat. I can accept this knowing that WWE leave Raw's reactions alone, with it generally being live most of the time.
Even when they pre-taped Raw I don't remember them dubbing anything over, yet the last 2 episodes of Raw were pre-taped (24th and 31st) and the canned heat was just ridiculous. Ziggler is getting cheered like a face at PPV's, it is simply not believable to see him getting booed two weeks in a row. (Yes, I say that even though he plays a heel... he is so loved by the crowds that the canned heat is just not credible!)
To make it worse, they even had The Miz over-dub one of his lines when he Miz-introduced Vickie Guerrero. I feel lied to. We, as a universe/community/group of fans, whatever you call us, should have the right to cheer and boo for whoever we want, therefore having an impact on the direction and size of our most loved/hated superstars. WWE are getting far too controlling, trying to tell us to cheer for who THEY want us to cheer for, rather than who WE want to cheer for.
Although this is nothing new at all, I just feel that beginning to play canned heat on Raw as well as Smackdown is setting a dangerous precedent for the future of this company.
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"Giving it to the audience is probably the easiest thing. Finding out what they truly want is probably the most difficult."
"If you stop building stars, which we never do, you wouldn't be in business."
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