Elias gets some serious heat from Seattle crowd after his Supersonics smack talk.
One of the easiest ways for WWE superstars to cement themselves as villains and create an instant reaction from the live audience is to trash the home sports team. Eliciting thunderous boos from the crowd on a consistent basis is certainly a craft that can be honed on the mic, but the best way to generate some "cheap heat" is simply by saying the fans' quarterback sucks, or that their basketball is ... non existent.
During last night's taping of Monday Night Raw at Seattle's Key Arena, WWE heel Elias took center stage in the ring where he typically slings jabs at the fans in attendance and delivered one of his greatest on mic performances to date along with Kevin Owens. First, KO mentioned how Bobby Lashley teaming with John Cena doesn't make sense, which set up Elias to bring the house down.
"It doesn't make sense, ya know? It's like having a basketball team in Seattle." As expected, the crowd revolted before Elias interjected again, "Oklahoma City, now I get that. But a team here, it just doesn't make sense." The arena then went into a fit of rage that lasted all throughout the remainder of Elias' in-ring segment and is probably still going on right now.
Check out footage in the video embedded below.