Justin Barr



It's been well known for a while now that Michael Cole is an annoying heel. But, not the type of annoying that makes one think "He's doing his job brilliantly" like in the cases of say Jericho or Del Rio, as fans still think they are great, even though they are heels. Michael Cole, however, is not.

Now, this is not a knock on Michael Cole... He's ok maybe it is. I mean, he is doing a job, but WWE Creative have given that job to the wrong man.

First commentary team I remember watching was the amazing duo of the late great Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, who together, in my view, were the best commentary team in WWE History.

The thing that made Monsoon/Heenan great was that Gorilla Monsoon was an amazing play by play man. He could do it all on the mic - make you laugh, make you listen and make a dull match good and a good match great. With "The Weasel" next to him delivering funny one liners and being that damn good he would eventually get his own show, they were both indeed worthy of their respective Hall of Fame inductions, just for their commentary alone.

The working formula there was that Heenan was the heel, which in a way, gave him creative license to deliver those great one liners, as it did for Jesse Ventura before him.

Would Heenan have been as amusing and good if he was a babyface? Good question, to which I think the answer is no. Would Jesse Ventura been good if he had to feed the heel Monsoon the one liners? No.

Undoubtedly, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler were the voice of the Attitude era, and made some of the average matches great by their uncanny ability to work well together and make the product look good. In his autobiography, Lawler mentions how easy it is to work with JR due to Lawler not having to rehearse, just saying what comes to mind after being fed a good line by JR. As a heel, he had free roam to make fun of any superstar he wanted to.

He doesn't have the freedom to do that now, due to Michael Cole being the heel, so he does it. There are times on RAW where the King looks fed up, which he says is due to Cole, but it could be because Cole has been fed the heel line which Lawler would have knocked out of the park.

There has beena few discussions on here lately stating the announcers should change. I think Cole and Lawler work well together and should stay on RAW (if JR is not coming back, as assumed), but, Lawler needs to be the heel character, not Cole.

Some of Lawler's best work was as a heel, and he should be again. Hopefully then we'll stop having Michael Cole's opinions forced down our throats all night.
Angela Arnold
I see Jerry as heel he was aweseome and funny, but I don't see Cole as face as I feel he would just try to hard. And you can't have two heel commentators as they would both be putting the babyface superstar down.
  • June 23, 2012
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Nathan BOfmeyer
wow what a rasies blog
  • June 23, 2012
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Angela Arnold
How?
  • June 23, 2012
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Nathan BOfmeyer
basiecley its saying black annocers should be heel
  • June 23, 2012
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Angela Arnold
No he doesnt mean it like that, a color commentator is the guy filling in any time when play is not in progress. He provides expert analysis and background information, such as statistics, strategy and injury reports kinda what Cole does from time to time giving info on certain superstars.
  • June 23, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
Racist? Where does he mention anywhere in the blog about african american annoucers? Am I missing something that isnt written?
  • June 23, 2012
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Dave Edge
Good grief no it was not meant ot be racist! Far from it!
  • June 23, 2012
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Dave Edge
*to be
  • June 23, 2012
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nathan orange
You cant even spell racist and this blog is not Racist its about commentators are announcers another word you cant spell. Sorry I dont see one thing that would lead you to that opinion in this blog.
  • June 23, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
He did make a simple mistake. A dumb mistake ( sorry dude, with the ability of having internet, it would have been easy to look up colour commentator and found out what it was ) but this little dude is like 14 or something years of age. So we don't have to be harsh on the kid. Just saying to the old...
  • June 23, 2012
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nathan orange
Yea just giving him a little bit of a hard time on the spelling thing i had to double check mine to make sure i spelled everything right before i clicked the comment button. LOL but yea hes still way off on the racist comment he made
  • June 23, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
I agree totally
  • June 23, 2012
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nathan orange
plus he aint 14 dude hes like 26 years old if thats the right birthday when put the pointer on his name so he should be a little bit better about the comments he leaves
  • June 23, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
A lot of people lie on here about there age. Besides, when he is in the chat rooms during RAw, Impact and Pay per views, he is 14 years old. He was dumb and posted video of himself during one of the live chats. And trust me, that is no 26 year old. He is 14. His handle is motherfucker
  • June 23, 2012
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nathan orange
gotcha well the makes alot more sense
  • June 23, 2012
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Angela Arnold
I'm 15 and knew it wasn't racist lol, I guess the difference is we know our wrestling and he doesn't.
  • June 23, 2012
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Saad Islam
good blog
  • June 24, 2012
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Brandon Vineyard
Same, Angela. I'm 15 and it's not racist. I think Cole is a genius as a heel though. His job is to make people hate him. He does his job better than 90% of the locker room.
  • June 24, 2012
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Dameon Angelus Blood
@Nathan Hofmeyer YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!!!! How long have you been a wrestling fan? Anybody thats been a fan for more than say 20 SECONDS would know what a COLOUR COMMENTATOR is. It's people like that make the rest of us wrestling fans look like inbreed trailer park trash and sense I am neither it really...
  • June 24, 2012
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Dameon Angelus Blood
And btw who the hell uses the term COLORED anymore? WE'RE ALL COLORED!!! there isn't a single CLEAR person on the face of the planet.
  • June 24, 2012
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Angela Arnold
LMAO! I love this guy! ^^^^ freaking hilarious!
  • June 24, 2012
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FTJ ( Josh Grant )
I not saying he wants to be clear, but after those comments, he is gonna wish he was invisible. I think the kid gets the point by now. But if he doesn't well......
  • June 24, 2012
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Dave Edge
Anyway, back to the blog, Jerry Lawler is still better as a heel....
  • June 24, 2012
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