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Just listen to the pop that Mark Henry received when he made his entrance. Now, in comparison, listen to the reaction that John Cena had.
That should not be a surprise, as Philadelphia is one of the areas that tends to support heels and Internet Wrestling Community favorites while also disliking Cena.
However, two things that are worth noting about this reaction are the energy and the message.
Fans were very excited when it appeared as though Henry would win. And they were excited from the beginning of the match, meaning that it wasn't just a response to a potential title change. Rather, the audience legitimately just got pumped with the idea of Henry himself winning.
Also, if Cena is being booed against someone that doesn't matter much to the crowd, you will normally hear the majority of the chants being directed against Cena instead of for his opponent. "Let's go Cena" will be the chant from his fans, while everyone else will cheer "Cena sucks."
In that scenario, the opponent isn't being cheered—he is just receiving a backlash positive wave from direct association of someone being booed. When fans are chanting for Henry, that's a different story.
Henry may not end up with the WWE Championship around his waist any time soon, but the success of this angle and the response he received at Money in the Bank will surely go a long way in convincing the powers that be in WWE to give him something significant to do after this—if not only to continue riding the momentum.