Listen to pro wrestlers talk about what made a great match, and youll hear it over and over again: the crowd did this, the crowd did that, I had the crowd eating out of my hand, the crowd popped, the heat from the crowd was unbelievable whatever your opinions on technical wrestling versus big brawls, the old school and the Attitude Era, believable selling and the importance (or not) of the blade whatever you believe makes a good wrestling match, the crowd will be the deciding factor over what makes it great or not. And then theres the times that, for whatever reason, the crowd werent the most important thing about the match, but were the main thing everyone remembered about it. Sometimes its a plan that just works a little too well: active crowd participation is the key to the success of the angle, or the character, the whole thing another part of the work, but it just goes too far. Sometimes, though, the paying audience takes matters into their own hands through frustration, a cheerfully anarchic sensibility, or utter, total boredom with what theyre witnessing. Whatever the reason, these are the times when the fans were more entertaining than the angle being played out, or the action in the ring.
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