I was there, at the Orleans, at the show. The athletes were top notch, the show was ... well ... amateurish. I felt like I was at a high school talent show. Dead air between competitors, and weird comments by the emcees about the show being sold out when it was obvious that there were empty seats. Huh?? Then Jay made a comment on stage after he was awarded the title where he mentioned Victor and said Victor was better than he was the night before after pre judging. Did that mean Jay made some kind of miraculous "come from behind" victory in the finals? Look at the photos. I think Jay is soft. I can't believe the judges picked him to win. As I look at it, bodybuilding is not dying, but the Olympia is. I think I shelled out 200 bucks to watch a big Joe Wieder advertisement. Even the expo was weak. It felt smaller and lacked punch.
But the best part of the show was the competitors, especially Dennis Wolf and Victor. That Victor, what a class act!
Jay was only 2 points ahead of victor after the prejudging. I was there in the orleans as well, the show was not sold out, even bob said that it was at least 5 times. I like bob and shawn, but they need new emcees, they should bring triple H back. ANd the show was a big joe weider advertisement, especially since the show was called "Joe Weider Olympia Weekend". But the athletes were top notch. I thought that jay deserved his win, he was the best on stage.