If the WWE is good at one thing, it is making sure they have the best announcing team.
With Jerry "The King" Lawler returning to Monday Night Raw next week and John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL) joining the crew, WWE has truly put together the best announcing team in years.
Why is this important?
Professional wrestling announcers are one of the most important aspects in a show. Their style of presenting a wrestling product is important for the brand. With the addition of Lawler and JBL, WWE has finally completed the puzzle on its announcing team.
Suddenly, WWE has truly put together a string of talented announcers on its flagship show, Monday Night Raw and Friday Night Smackdown.
Cole, who is best known for his work on WWE Smackdown, has become the leading voice of the company. However, when WWE turned him heel, Cole suddenly became an annoying announcer to hear on television. Although it was sometimes enjoyable to see Cole in a different light, his best game is when he is focused on simply announcing the show.
King, who suffered a heart attack on live television earlier this year, will be making his return, which is sure to create new excitement for the WWE. King has always been one of the most entertaining announcers in professional wrestling history. His work as an announcer reached its peak in the late 1990s, when the company was going head-to-head with World Championship Wrestling. Since then, Lawler has not lost much steam and his return should provide interest in more viewership for next week.
JBL, another vital part of the WWE in the 1990s, is a terrific addition to the announcer team. JBL, who announced his return on his Facebook page, is wise with his words and has very good knowledge of the professional wrestling world. His role as an announcer for Smackdown helps WWE feature one of the most intriguing announce teams to listen to on television for its shows.
And as for Jim Ross, WWE should always reserve a spot for him. The WWE Hall of Fame announcer could fit wonderfully into the puzzle by making special cameo appearances or calling major matches. Although Ross may not return to become a full-time announcer once again, his presence will certainly be an important factor for the WWE.
Although it may not be the best announcing team in history just yet, WWE is certainly making the right, bold decisions on creating the best announcing team in professional wrestling for all of its programming.