Parks and Recreation Dept.
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Small town Saskatchewan
Did the announce team bury the 'normal' Raw audience?
As soon as Raw kicked off last night, they had JBL, Cole and Saxton do a promo that was all about "preparing" viewers at home for the crowd they were about to hear.
They alluded to the after-Mania crowd being "our more impassioned fans", and said it's the wildest, most memorable crowd of the year.
JBL said the hardcore audience was "all about having fun, Maggle! That's what it's all about!"
Essentially, they seemed to be admitting to the fact that the older fans are the most fun, and make for a more memorable show. But doesn't this "Let's put the crowd over" tactic kinda bury the "normal" Raw audience after Mania season is over? It's like the company is saying that a random crowd from, say, Phoenix or Milwaukee or Seattle or Buffalo in any other month of the year doesn't know how to have fun, or have any passion for the product.
It's like they were saying "This is the best crowd of the year that'll react to almost anything. Then it's back to work trying to get things over with our 'normal' audiences."
I just thought it was weird how they went out of their way to put the crowd over, and it made other crowds in other cities come off like morons who don't know how to have a good time at Raw. I think they should've just made one blanket statement like "It's the night after WrestleMania, this crowd is the hottest one of the year, Maggle!" or something similar. But the commentary's opening "promo" on the crowd was just unnecessary.
I don't know, maybe I'm reading way too much into it. Just my two cents.