I was at MSG on both Monday and Tuesday, and on both nights, the crowd did shout "What!" during almost every pause of the National Anthem. Not everybody was doing it, but it sure sounded like it. You can say what you want about the people who did it, being that it *was* New York City and all, but I will say this: when Lillian was done, the pop was absolutely INCREDIBLE. When you see spoiler reports that list biggest pops of the night, you never see "National Anthem" on the list. But, believe me, it *was* the biggest pop of the night, for both shows, hands down. Bigger than Triple H. The terms "spine-tingling" and "tear-jerking" do not even do it justice. So, some may say that the New Yorkers were insensitive idiots, but I think we redeemed ourselves at the end.
I disagree with the people who say give him a chance, because you have to take whatever crap the WWF gives you and MAKE IT good (like Holly and the superheavyweight gimmick, on paper it sounds dumb, but man did it ever rule).