Many seem to believe that this once red-hot feud should have ended at WrestleMania, and I can't say that I disagree.
Michael Cole has been Vince McMahon's pet project for years, and Cole has been a return on investment through the development of his easily detestable heel character.
Cole continues to taunt Jerry Lawler's dead mother, which was something I found effective for storyline purposes when he first did it.
While I still don't mind the tasteless and personal remarks from Cole, as they feed into the storyline, they seem to have symbolized the feud itself as it is starting to repeat itself and become tired.
WWE has followed a pattern for months now in that they will do everything in their power, and add as many bells and whistles to the Michael Cole character, to make him as annoying and deplorable as possible.
Cole's bogus win at WrestleMania XXVII, followed by a cheap victory over Jim Ross, has allowed him to proclaim himself as "the only undefeated character in WWE," as Cole shamelessly continues to pat himself on the back more than Kevin Eck when he correctly predicts an otherwise foreseeable pro wrestling storyline.
Since his slow-burning heel turn, Cole has been Knighted, he's dressed up like Jim Ross and he has constructed the Cole Mine as his "hate me" accessories begin to accumulate faster than straight-to-video movies did in the Olsen Twins empire.
That being said, don't be surprised at all if he defeats Jerry Lawler at WWE Over the Limit, and adds yet another "hate me" accessory in the form of Jerry Lawler's Hall of Fame Ring.