Former WWE referee Mike Chioda recently appeared on an episode of the “Monday Mailbag” podcast, where he talked about a number of topics such as how the pop he heard at WWE WrestleMania 15 when the glass broke and WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin made his way down to the ring was the loudest pop he has ever heard in pro wrestling.
Mike Chioda said:
“The one pop that stood out is when I did … it was Rock and Stone Cold [Steve Austin] at WrestleMania . First 10 minutes of the match and I got hit by a steel chair, and that’s when Stone Cold swings the chair at me. Oh my God, in Philly, and I was like, ‘Bring it, man, just make it look good,’ and he brought it. But I remember the pop when he came out and just being out there. The pop was so huge in Philly.”
“When I always say [Hulk] Hogan and Rock got that huge pop with 68,000 people in the SkyDome [at WrestleMania 18], yeah, I get it — it’s all that. But every night, day in and day out, every week, when Stone Cold came out and that f**king glass used to break, when the music would start and the glass would break, man, the people would just come unglued off their seats. It was just like, ‘Woah, what the f?’ I mean, come unglued!”