I'm guessing "he busted his ass for years, toiling in ECW at best, then finally got to wrestle, for a title, in WWE, at MSG, and fans were chanting his name". Shit, how would you feel if you got to wrestle in your hometown (or at least somewhere close enough) after so long?
Something managed to surpass pro-wrasslin?? Well waddya know dere... man, they sho' is comin around to us! Ironic that the sport too weak and fake to be considered a sport always manages to still qualify as one.