For all those who've read my previous articles, you'll know that I'm a fan of Matt Striker's commentary.
The thing about Striker in this PPV was that despite extensive knowledge of moves and tactics, he maintained a kind of boyish curiosity throughout the match. He screamed his lungs out at Booker T's arrival, and literally pleaded to treat his eyes to a Spin-A-Roonie once more.
While I'm not that big a fan of having tons of people screaming in my ears—we need this from commentators—if there is a big moment (or a "mark-ut moment... this is a mark-ut moment bro!" as Striker rightly said), then we need the commentators to act like it's so.
We need them to be eager to see the Book End and moves like that, instead of saying things like "This is so stupid!" The fans usually start mirroring thoughts along with the announcers,so if Michael Cole keeps harping on how big a nerd Daniel Bryan is, we start seeing him as a nerd and not as freakin' Bryan Danielson.
Also, Striker definitely has humour. He put in cheeky snippets like (for Khali) "This is going to be a huge challenge for Punk. No pun intended," and when Cole says "I'm trying to be cute,"he retorts with "Yeah, keep trying."
Striker enjoys his job, and that makes him one of the better announcers today. Pity he's not on the team anymore. NXT doesn't count.
Ironic how the superstar he wet himself for was the one who displaced him from the announcers team.