I didn't watch the show on tape yet, so I don't know what you could hear or not, but I'll give you some details...
First off, we had to wait over an hour to get in. Doors opened at 7:00. We got in after 8. They had very few tables so you could sit and eat. We got one. They tell you that you can only have the table for an hour and there is a $20 minimum PER PERSON for each table. Whatever. When it's $10 for a dinky hamburger and $2.50, I wasn't worried about reaching that limit cuz I knew I would hit. Plus you have to leave a credit card or license with the waiter/waitress so you don't skip out on the check. That was funny.
In between segments while in commercials, Terri and Josh from TE would interview people who lost awards. Terri called William Regal "Steven Regal" when she asked him what it was like to kiss Vince's ass. "Steven" said something to the effect of, "Like I told my wife's sister this morning in bed, get out of here now, I'm done with you."
Rock got booed to hell. When he showed up on the screen, a bunch of guys at the bar chanted "YOU SOLD OUT" for a minute. Then people were constantly booing him during his crapfest. When he said he was returning, half the place booed. Then when he was just about finished, the "YOU SOLD OUT" chants started again. It was classic. If you want to salvage any respect from the true WWE fans, turn Rock heel, but that's just my opinion.
TONS of "WE WANT BRET" and "BRET" chants.
Austin got some decent pops here and there. People really wanted him there tonight. The guy who REALLY looks AND SOUNDS like Austin was there tonight. If you are form the NJ/NY area, you'll ALWAYS see him at shows at the Meadowlands.
A lot of people, including myself, just yelling at the Superstars to get some laughs or some heat.
Totally worst line of the night which got laughs because of how wrong it was: After they showed the Owen Tribute clip, some guy yells "F*ck Owen."
Best pedophiliac line of the night: Some guy who keeps yelling Pete Townshend jokes to Lawler. He finally has a good one with "Hey Lawler, Pete Townshend said he wants his credit cards back."
Best "Vince Voice" line of the night: I have to toot my own horn here and say it was from me. During a break, Linda was asked what her favorite RAW moment was. She said when she told Vince SHE wanted a divorce. Just then I screamed out in my Vince voice "SCREW YOU LINDA." I got a pop. I was happy.
And what happened to the 50+ Superstars we were told that were going to be there?! I guess what they meant was that there would be Superstars that were 50+ years old like Mae Young, Moolah, Classy Freddie Blassie(who got a great pop) and Pat Patterson.
No Brooklyn Brawler during the Gimmick segment. What a rip-off!
To top the night off, not 5 minutes after the show ends, Coach gets on the mic to tell us that because of an emergency next door, we have to evacuate the building. No one believes it, but we start to head out because bouncers were getting pushy. I asked an employee of The World and she smirked and said there was an emergency, but her smirk told me otherwise. We get outside and there were fire trucks right outside the building. There was a faint smoke smell in the air, but in NYC, that's not unusual. Then we see Superstars going by us. Test & Stacy, Big Show, and Shane went by. Then as I am outside, who shuffles by me but the Chairman himself, Vincent K. McMahon. I stand in awe in his presence. He is with security and his is asking where Linda is. Shane's wife Marisa comes out and hugs Vince, then walks off. Vince ignores requests for autographs and pictures, but does ask if everyone had a good time. I stood dumbstruck wishing I could speak to the man, but I did get a few pictures off standing next to him which I'm sure will come out too dark because that would be my luck. Vince is a big guy. But then Shane comes out and they all get in a limo and drive off. Then I go to the parking garage to get my car, and Paul Heyman enters to get his car as well. I walk up to him and talk for a brief minute and get a pic with him. He was really very nice. Honestly, other than standing next to VKM and meeting Heyman, I would rather have stayed home and watched "24" tonight instead of going out and spending $100 on what was a rip-off to true fans and a big plug for the Royal Rumble. I'm sorry to say that, Vince