WWE: Whatever Happened To Announcers Announcing Matches?

Chris O ConnallCorrespondent IIIMay 31, 2010

LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 24:  Color commentator Jerry 'The King' Lawler is introduced during the WWE Monday Night Raw show at the Thomas & Mack Center August 24, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Hey guys and girls. No time to waste so lets get straight to it!

Cast your mind back three, four maybe five years ago to the WWE day's of Kurt Angle, RVD and the late Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero. Remember all those exhibitions of technical brilliance? Hell, remember the sloppy matches put on by the bigger guys?

Now, try to remember how those matches were called. I can still here good ol' JR's phrases echoing around my head. ''Armdrag,'' ''dragon screw,'' ''armbar,'' ''slobberknocker!'' ''their beating him like a government mule'' ect.

Now, accompanying these classic phrases were the announcing of some of the less well known moves: scoop slam, hurricarana, crossface chicken wing, camel clutch ect.

Now avert your attention to the headline : ''Whatever Happened to Announcers Announcing Matches?''

While the lack of this announcing style can be attributed to WWE changing its style of wrestling and not using these moves as often, it still does not put the announcers in the clear.

This is because they still don't call the matches. These day's, announcing consists of a quick introduction as to why the match is taking place, a quick mention of one or two moves, a argument between the announcers accompanied by petty name calling, an orgasmic-like shout when the finish is taking place and a 1-2-3!

Could it be down to WWE not putting pressure on their announcers? Could it be some sort of strange company policy? Or, could it be that the announcers are simply becoming lazy?


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