WWE Money in the Bank 2013: Philadelphia Crowd Will Enhance the PPV

Will the Philly crowd be just as raucous as the New Jersey one the night after WrestleMania? (photo courtesy of wwe.com)
Will the Philly crowd be just as raucous as the New Jersey one the night after WrestleMania? (photo courtesy of wwe.com)
SMGAnalyst IIJune 28, 2013

The WWE crowd has a tendency to make a good show a great or terrible one based on the reaction it delivers. At Money in the Bank 2013, the ladder matches and Rob Van Dam’s return will give the Philadelphia crowd a huge opportunity. An opportunity that will be exciting to watch.

The two Money in the Bank ladder matches have been booked in a very interesting and unique way.

On the June 24 edition of Raw, we learned that seven former world champions will compete for the WWE title Money in the Bank briefcase. Those Superstars—CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, Kane, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Christian and Rob Van Dam—are all babyfaces.

On the June 28 edition of SmackDown, we learned that seven heels will compete in the World Heavyweight title Money in the Bank ladder match. Wade Barrett, Dean Ambrose, Fandango, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes will all look to make the jump to the main event.

By having the two matches be all faces or all heels, I am most curious to see how the crowd reacts. Luckily, I will be in attendance to take part in this.

In any case, it will be a sight to see in terms of who the crowd cheers for in the world heavyweight title Money in the Bank match. All of these Superstars (except for maybe Jack Swagger) could get a great reaction from the crowd. Ambrose and Cesaro come from an independent wrestling background where those fans will be surely cheering for them.

While one will wonder who will be cheered for in that match, I am curious to see who gets booed in the WWE title Money in the Bank match. We already know the crowd reaction Punk and Bryan receive on a regular basis. How will the crowd react to veterans Kane, Orton, Sheamus and Christian?

Also, how will the crowd react to the return of Rob Van Dam?

Van Dam made a name for himself in Philadelphia when he was in the original ECW, so it is likely that some of those local fans will be in attendance on July 14.

I had the pleasure of meeting Van Dam last Friday at FWE Wrestling in Queens, N.Y. During the autograph session, no one had a longer line of people waiting than Van Dam.

A WWE crowd has proved to make a difference at an event, and the Raw after WrestleMania 29 is a prime example. Aside from a cash-in by Dolph Ziggler, the crowd outdid the booking. At Money in the Bank, the matches and show itself has the potential to be great, but the crowd reaction can prove to make it even better.


How do you think the crowd reaction will impact WWE Money in the Bank 2013? How will the crowd react to all babyface and all heel matches? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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