The already supercharged Madison Square Garden moans like one. WWE hadn’t really done it… did it?
Then Trae Young took to the stage, and New York City rained boos again at the All-Star-turned-supervillain who led the Atlanta Hawks past his hometown Knicks in the first round of the playoffs. of this year.
Young, who stunned months ago and showed a Knicks team enjoying their best season since 2013, clearly enjoyed his return to the Big Apple for WWE SmackDown. The 22-year-old brazenly wore a Hawks sweatshirt and pants while mocking with one hand to ear, implying that he was somehow unable to hear the indignant cacophony of his return.
– WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) September 11, 2021
The timing made it all too easy to remember Young performing similar stunts in a Hawks uniform, including his series closing arc as he helped Atlanta to an alarming 4-1 first-round victory. Young averaged 29.2 points and 9.8 assists in the series while consolidating his place as the last hangman in New York basketball.
Young’s appearance on SmackDown wasn’t limited to a simple introduction. He even took part in the action, again much to the disapproval of New York worshipers.
– WWE (@WWE) September 11, 2021