While any given Monday Night Raw® is unpredictable, few are more raucous and surprising than the Raw after Wrestlemania®. The fans come to enjoy themselves, and they make their voices heard at Raw with a volume and inventiveness that's become its own piece of Wrestlemania Week tradition. Monday night, April 7th at the New Orleans Smoothie King Center, New Orleans fans get their chance to participate in the special madness of a post-Wrestlemania Raw.
Wrestlemania is a global phenomenon, and for many of those in attendance from overseas, it's a rare opportunity to be in the audience for a live, televised WWE® event. This international flavor— picture the gusto with which crowds overseas chant at soccer games— helps give the Raw after Wrestlemania a unique and crazy energy.
Although Daniel Bryan® lost the World Heavyweight Title in a record eight seconds at Wrestlemania 28, it was at Raw the next night where he was first greeted with the thunderous chant of "YES!" that would herald his startling rise to the pinnacle of popularity over the subsequent year.
The sneering, hip-swiveling and flamboyant Dolph Ziggler® has an unabashedly egocentric attitude, but when at the Raw after Wrestlemania 29 he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and won the World Heavyweight Championship, the live crowd went wild in support of him, looking past his arrogance to celebrate the show-stealing show-off's hard work in a way many audiences might not have. At that same post-Wrestlemania Raw, the audience spontaneously invented a goofy dance to accompany Fandango™'s catchy entrance theme. In a matter of days, the craze of "Fandango-ing" was running wild across social media.
Monday Night Raw is television's longest-running weekly episodic program. It's anything-can-happen live atmosphere is a big piece of what has kept it must-see viewing, and the only thing more fun than watching a notorious post-Wrestlemania Raw is to be there in person!
Whoever comes out of Wrestlemania 30 as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Divas Champion and Tag Team Champions, Monday Night Raw at the Smoothie King Center will offer their first opportunity to process and reflect upon the momentous events of the night before. How will the crowd react? What will unfold at this year's post-Wrestlemania Raw? The WWE authorities don't know, the WWE Superstars don't know, and until the moment it happens, the WWE Universe themselves don't know. It's sure to be surprising, sure to be controversial, and sure to be talked about for a long time to come.