10 Biggest crowd reactions in WWE history
The WWE, as a form of entertainment, have always been intent on putting up a great show across the globe. And of that, the crowd reactions in the arena have always been something important and defined the quality of content put up. There have been reactions that have altered storylines and put under-appreciated guys on the top and the most recent one, we all know of.
The crowd have always gone berserk when an old superstar returns and the nostalgic moments have been something the WWE feeds on. They have made unadvertised returns in Royal Rumble’s, WrestleMania’s and many on RAW as well. While the crowd could sometimes be dead for a match, they could also take it out to appreciate the magnitude of the moment and create some of the best wrestling moments of all time. As we look at that, let’s take a look at ten of the biggest pops in WWE history.
Triple H returns at the MSG
Triple H has been one of the mainstays of the past two decades in the WWE and was a major part of the rise of the company during the Attitude Era. While Austin went on to become the greatest face in professional wrestling and beat the WCW, Triple H had his own gimmick with the D-Generation X and went on to become one of the best heels.
In May 2001, Triple H had suffered a Torn Quad which left him in the hospital bed for around 8 months. However, prior to the 2002 Royal Rumble, he was advertised to make his return on Raw. And despite this, the crowd went over the roof as his music hit the arena. Not to mention, it was in the Madison Square Garden that night, which is one of the best WWE venues across the US. He did his familiar water spit, which the crowd would cheer as well before rounding up the night with a short beating of Kurt Angle and a promo. While Triple H may have gone into injury as a heel, he returned to one of the biggest crowd reactions we have ever seen.
Hulk Hogan Bodyslams Andre the Giant
In WrestleMania, when Hulk Hogan botched up his opening promo saying “Silverdome”, it was actually reminiscent of his feet 27 years ago. Back then, in the early years of WrestleMania, Hulk Hogan was the undisputed face of the company and the people flocked to see him in action. In the Pontiac Silverdome, Hogan would go on to face Andre the Giant, whom legend had, was undefeated for 15 years.
And after taking his blows through a slow match, owing to the limited in-ring ability of either superstar, Hulk would start his renowned come back and eventually bodyslam Andre the Giant. As he did it, it was a shocking moment and 93,000 people at the Silverdome went over the top in cheering for their hero. And eventually, he would pin Andre to retain the title and create one of the most iconic WrestleMania moments, even till date.
Whenever someone mentions the history of WrestleMania, it goes without saying that this moment was the first big spot in WrestleMania with more to come in the years that followed.