He's not nearly as bad but he still is an idiot on commentary. "we have never seen this before" for both the mark henry big show ring collapse and big e overpowering kane lol. I mean really we know this shit happened, are they going to pretend it never happened like chris benoit? Every few shows he spews out garbage like that or random nonsense about the wrestlers like kofi "bringing the belt home" lol.
Id like to hear JBL and Cm Punk on commentary.
Michael Cole isnt that bad, but im just bored with him. I guess I just hate all of the buzzwords, but thats not really his fault.
Id still take him over Jerry King ANY day.
Am i the only one that preferred his heel character? I feel with him and Lawler announcing theres no balance as they're both faces. (Lawler is a terrible one at that)
The main thing that bugs me about him is how he gets the names of moves wrong.
As long as he stays OUT of the spotlight and OUT of the ring, im perfectly fine with him being a commentator. He isnt JR, sure, but he is ok.
Lawler has been watered down. He was great in the attitude era due to his sexual puns - he was like a pervy grandfather. Now, he seems to be just going through the motions.
Originally Posted by Iron Ape
To OP - I never thought he was that bad. He went through that "heel" stage where he was, for a while, annoying. He wasn't heel annoying, just annoying. I think a lot of people just hate him because they feel HE took J.R's place on commentary - it's as simple as that.
Cole isn't that bad. An announcer's job is to sell moments and you know what? I thought both him and JBL sold Dolph Ziggler cashing it in really well.
I always remember when Christian returned to WWE and appeared in ECW to promo with Swagger. That there is the fefinition on how to kill a moment.
He's no JR, but then again, no one is.
Yes Cole is still not good at calling the action in my opinion.
And I wish it wasn't pg for lawler to be a better commentator, love jbl..josh matthews is the best at calling what is going on in the ring.
For the record, Matt striker has great wrestling knowledge, he was just annoyingat it and over did it.
Frankly I miss the days when good old VKM was on commentary and no one really knew he owned the company...
Since WWE stopped pushing Cole as a heel announcer he is less annoying now.
Cole is just fine. Bring in Joe Rogan and might have ourselves a golden announce team. Just don't bring back the GM laptop.
Top o' the mornin,