Audience Somewhat Unaware of Who Legends Are During Raw
While Hulk Hogan, DX, Steve Austin, Ric Flair, and Mick Foley certainly received their share of positive crowd reactions from the Tampa, Florida audience, there was a number of dead silent crowd reactions during RAW for some of the legends segments. Though not the only one, this was most clear during the segment featuring Candice Michelle capturing the 24/7 title from Kelly Kelly and, subsequently, losing that title to Alundra Blayze. Alundra Blayze last appeared for WWE at the Evolution PPV.
Blayze’s attempt to throw the title away as she did as Madusa on Nitro had many smart fans, long time smart fans, buzzing including me. But, there was a level of “Huh” from the audience that could not be denied.
Kaitlyn AKA Celeste Bonin being presented as a “legend” also was surprising as many didn’t recognize her. She is, as of last year, still actively able to wrestle and had a run with AJ Lee back in the early 2010’s…. Not all that long ago…