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Since: 23.6.10
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
I think that a good crowd affects the quality of a show a lot more than people think.

Best:

Philly - Love their fans. They usually go against the grain and boo faces and cheer heels. Always interesting.

Dallas-Good crowd

Chicago - Another town that is red hot.

Worst

Anywhere in California - LA, Frisco, doesn't matter.

Vegas - I don't know if it is because everyone is hammered or there are a lot of people who aren't regular fans that go to the show.

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#2 Posted on
I feel like the MSG crowd in New York's had a lot of great moments.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.05
As much as I hate Philly and I do fucking hate that shit ridden city, they do have some of the best as well as vocal fans. New York fans tend to be a little too smarky at times for my taste. Toronto is the worst. If you are not Canadian and even if you are, but moved away, they will boo the hell out of you. Pittsburgh is good even though it comes off quiet mainly due to how bad the sound was in the Civic Arena.

Hershey is a kids center anymore sprinkled with Rednecks, not a good combo. I will say the TNA fans in Wilkes-Barre were probably the loudest I heard in awhile even though it was one 1/10th the size of a Raw. I'll let you know how the ImpactZone in the coming weeks.



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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
1. Chicago
2. St Louis
3. Dallas/Houston
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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.56
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.82
    Originally posted by CajunMan
    I guess this does not qualify as a list thread so I'll give in,
Sorry, you are disqualified.



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Since: 19.8.05
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
I agree with all of the good choices, but would also add most Canadian towns. WM 18 and Canadian Stampede come to mind.

Can't really think of many bad crowds. Sturgis?




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Pains me to say it, but Chicago is far and away the best. They really bring it. After that would be a tier with Philly and most of the Canadian cities. I'd also throw Detroit in there; not just for my usual homerism, but because it's true. We've always been a wrestling hotbed and we get fired up for events. Hell, Detroit was probably Philly West when it came to ECW.




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Since: 25.6.03
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#9 Posted on
    Originally posted by BoromirMark
    Pains me to say it, but Chicago is far and away the best. They really bring it.


Totally agree. My favorite RAW moment ever came in Chicago, and it's my favorite almost exclusively because of the batsh!t reaction the crowd gives.

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Since: 27.6.02

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#10 Posted on
That will never, eeeeever get old. It's been almost 12 years, and I still get goosebumps when his name comes up on the titantron.



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#11 Posted on
    Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
    That will never, eeeeever get old. It's been almost 12 years, and I still get goosebumps when his name comes up on the titantron.


Agreed. I was explaining this to my 18 year-old sister today why it was as well-received as it was, and I just kept going back to how the guy wanted that moment so badly and worked hard and sure enough, there it is. Love that moment, and love the crowd for putting it over the top.





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
I'd say Atlanta was a great town when NWA and WCW were around. And, who can forget the INSANE response when the ECW Invasion angle started at the Georgia Dome?

St Louis is a hot crowd too, even their indy feds have hot crowds.
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Since: 11.5.03
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#13 Posted on
J.R. a while back gave his opinion on the best cities with the best crowds in one of his blog postings.

I remember Chicago being one of them, but he gave a few others that I can't recall.





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People must have a completely different definition of "good" than I do because I've always viewed Philadelphia as the worst sports city on the planet. The only thing keeping the average Philly sports fan from following in the steps of the Aztecs and beheading the losers is that the average Philly sports fan didn't make it past six grade and missed that chapter in history class.
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I'd rate the Orlando / Tampa / Miami / Jacksonville (normally a house show) swing as strong - at the last Orlando RAW a few weeks ago, people went apeshit where normally there would be silence

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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.16
Just started Jericho's new book. He cites Chicago as having the loudest fans of any town. So we got that going for us, and that's nice.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.47
Here's a city almost no one will agree with: Greenville, SC. It was a major stop in the mid-Atlantic days, and it's has its share of major events. Flair's return to WCW, for instance. Also, a number of title changes when we've hosted RAWs and SmackDowns. This is a credible mid-market town that has deep roots in rasslin'. We've only hosted one PPV -- a TNA show a few years back -- and I've argued we could easily host one of the WWE's non-Big 4 PPVs. Unfortunately, it's right between Charlotte and Atlanta, and they attract (steal!) those shows.



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#18 Posted on
Chicago has always been good, from what I can remember. Orlando too.

A lot of places in California always seem to have flat crowds though.
Torchslasher
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Since: 17.1.02
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.00
    Originally posted by InVerse
    People must have a completely different definition of "good" than I do because I've always viewed Philadelphia as the worst sports city on the planet. The only thing keeping the average Philly sports fan from following in the steps of the Aztecs and beheading the losers is that the average Philly sports fan didn't make it past six grade and missed that chapter in history class.


Wow, you seem to operate in a hyperbolic chamber. And nowhere in this rant does the word "wrestling" appear, so I guess I take this as inconsiderate and misplaced trolling. Like others have said, what makes Philly crowds memorable is the unique reactions that some people get. This makes it a more interesting crowd than somewhere like Portland or Fresno.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.75
    Originally posted by Torchslasher
    Wow, you seem to operate in a hyperbolic chamber. And nowhere in this rant does the word "wrestling" appear, so I guess I take this as inconsiderate and misplaced trolling. Like others have said, what makes Philly crowds memorable is the unique reactions that some people get. This makes it a more interesting crowd than somewhere like Portland or Fresno.


I wasn't aware that in a thread about wrestling crowds, on a wrestling forum, I had to specifically use the word wrestling to indicate my topic.

But the reason I didn't explicitly mention wrestling is because it's a problem that exists in every sport. This is the same city that throws batteries at players, shatters the glass by trying to climb into the penalty box, intentionally vomits on preteen girls and cheers when a rival team's player is lying on the field, immobile, following a neck injury.

Not surprisingly, it's the same city where fans first started chanting 'You Fucked Up' at wrestlers when they botched a move, potentially injuring themselves or their opponent. It's not a coincidence that ECW and CZW rose to fame in Philly.
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