Ahead of Raw’s 30th anniversary, a WWE executive has reflected on Raw 25 and the unhappy fans at the Manhattan Center who booed much of the show.
For Raw’s 25th anniversary celebrations in 2018, WWE returned to the site of the first Monday Night Raw in 1993, the Manhattan Center to produce part of the show, with the rest of the festivities being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Due to the event being dual-sited, it meant fans in the Manhattan Center – who had paid a huge amount to be there – had to watch much of the show on screens with only a few matches happening live at that location. That led to boos and jeers being heard in the Manhattan Center as the fans expressed their unhappiness.
Now speaking on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast, Road Dogg – who was present on that night – has reflected on the fan’s unhappiness but suggests that they should’ve known what they were signing up for and would rather focus on the feat of production of pulling off a live broadcast from two locations:
“Yeah, so I get what they’re reporting, and I get what they’re saying. And, you know, they knew what was going on, because they are hardcore fans. And so they knew that, but they also knew they paid to get in there and sit there through something special. And so you know, you take the good with the bad and that was some live television going on for three hours of live TV from two different places, and it worked.”
“Like holy crap, how did you do that? I don’t still don’t know. You know what I mean? But we did. And so rather than, you know, focusing on the fact that the people booed, the 600 people booed that paid $800 to get in, or vice versa. I don’t remember what it was. You know, you just dwell on what an impossible feat we pulled off.”
Road Dogg has been involved in a back and forth with AEW star Dax Harwood over the events of that night with the WWE Hall of Famer telling Harwood to “re-evaluate his world.”
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