The building was about 3/4 full, with half of the upper deck curtained off. I was sitting on the main floor ringside, and a lot of people sitting around me were very vocal so a lot of the chants were not in unison. Triple H got a bunch of heat from my section to start the night off. The crowd popped for the contract signing announcement.
RVD got a pop for his entrance. Cesaro and Paul Heyman were met by more cheers than boos. A small "King of Swing" chant got started but never spread much.
The Wyatt Family got a tremendous reaction, and it seemed everyone was holding their cell phone flash lights up for the entrance. However, this was a very pro John Cena crowd. They popped big for his save. The attack on JBL looked vicious from ringside, and the whole thing was well executed by everyone involved.
Rusev was met by loud USA chants like always, and Big E received a nice pop for his run in.
Bo Dallas's debut for raw wasn't anything spectacular. He had hardly any heat, and he actually had a few cheers.
Batista and Randy Orton vs. The Rhodes Brothers was a good match. All four men worked hard and I thought it was much needed heat on evolution for Sunday.
Daniel Bryan received a huge ovation, and it was very hard to hear a lot of what Stephanie said due to the crowd chants.
The Alicia Fox skit was met to mostly silence. No one seemed to care, not even the people sitting around her ringside.
The crowd was pretty hyped for Adam Rose. A lot of people were humming his entrance music and dancing along with him, but no one really cared about the match.
Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio was a decent match. The crowd came alive for the bigger spots. The post match Heyman promo received moderate heat, and the run in from Cesaro was well done.
The contract signing was the highlight of the show. The crowd are it up and booed Evolution heavily. This was a great way to get much needed heat on the group.
After the show, John Cena faced Bray Wyatt in the dark match. The match was well worked and lasted about five minutes. Cena sang "Good Ole Rocky Top" to close the show and send the crowd home happy.
Overall, this was a decent raw to attend live. This was my ninth live Raw and twelfth WWE event overall. The return date is November 18 for a Smackdown taping and the presage code is SMACKDOWN. Tickets are available via knoxvilletickets.com