The people let them know. There is an old Lance Storm line about wrestling audiences: there are a lot more people on the other side of that camera. That is certainly true, but there are often a good number of fans in the arena. While their numbers may be smaller, the feedback is instant, as a live crowd can tell you something in person. That was the case this week, but not in the most positive way.
This week’s Monday Night Raw opened with a brawl in progress between the Miz and Logan Paul. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, this was done to prevent the live fans from booing Paul to open the show. Paul is being presented as the babyface in the story but is still being booed by the fans in attendance. He would appear later in the night, with the hope that fans would have the booing out of their system by booing him before the show began. Paul is expected to face Miz on Saturday at Summerslam.
Opinion: I’m curious to see how Saturday is going to go at this rate, as Paul is the kind of fan who is going to be booed almost no matter what he does. Paul is something of a natural heel and the fans just don’t want to see him presented as the hero. That is going to make Summerslam very interesting and hopefully it doesn’t wind up as a total disaster. Paul has talent, but he has to be presented right or this will blow up badly.
What do you think of Paul? How will Summerslam go? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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