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Welcome back to Huge Crowd Reactions in Wrestling. This series is basically an excuse for us here at Nerdopotamus to revel in some of the moments that made us lose our minds. I mean, we’re all pretty huge wrestling fans. We live for those huge crowd reactions. Even as at-home viewers, those are the moments we crave. We want to be on the edge of our seats, or even out of them entirely.
We’re not going to reach very far back for this installment. In fact, it hasn’t even been a week since this reaction happened. If you’ve been paying attention to the WWE, then you know what I’m talking about. More importantly, you know who I’m talking about (check the featured image).
AJ Styles made his debut at the 2016 Royal Rumble, and it was to a massive ovation. I don’t think anyone expected his reaction to be that big, not even his fans. As soon as the word “phenomenal” flashed on the big screen, that crowd blew the roof off the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Before I post it, let’s talk about the elephant in the room. The video below is “unseen” footage of his debut, in the same way that issue #5 was “unseen.” WWE messed up the broadcast by using horrible angles, which ruined the impact of what was on screen. Seriously, go back and watch “The Championship Ascension Ceremony” on the WWE Network. It’s shot horribly. I hope somebody got yelled at for butchering that segment.
Anyway, because they have all the footage, as well as a Youtube account, WWE cut together a new video of AJ’s historic debut, using more angles. Somehow, there’s still a bit too much of Roman looking confused, but it’s a lot better than what was televised.
I’ll post both. Feel free to compare.
To finish off, here are some hilarious at-home reactions to the WWE debut of The Phenomenal One:
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Our goal is to present you all with more quality wrestling-based content. That’s why our first venture together will be the Nerd/Out Top 100 Wrestlers of the Year. We have formed a committee. The selection process has begun. The qualifying period is from WrestleMania 31 to WrestleMania 32.
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FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: AJ Styles backstage at the 2016 Royal Rumble (Courtesy of WWE.com).