WWE caused a lot of fans to perk up when Michael Cole’s voice was heard saying “16 time World Champion” over Jimmy Smith while Drew McIntyre made his way to the ring. There were a lot of questions about that moment, especially from skeptical fans.

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During his YouTube show, Sean Ross Sapp explained the situation as it was told to him. A source in WWE reportedly told him that they weren’t trying to “lay the audio over,” but it was “some sort of production error.” We’ll have to see if they continue this trend next week, or if it was really a botch.

“So, they laid some audio over certain spots tonight … we’re gonna go ahead and talk about that. It happened during Drew McIntyre’s entrance. I was told by someone in WWE that it was some kind of production error. So, it wasn’t necessarily them trying to lay audio over it. At least, that’s the line I was given. It was like a commercial or something like that.”

WWE had ample opportunity to cover up crowd chants this week during RAW. They still allowed “We Want Wyatt” and “CM Punk” chants to make it on the air. We’ll have to see if those chants make any replays of the show, but the crowd noise botch was apparently just a production error and not the company trying to sweeten the sound.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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