2011 has been the year of annoying storylines and feuds involving announcers.
The Michael Cole-Jim Ross feud has become tiresome as of late. Its one thing for announcers to bicker, see Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler, but it’s another thing when the bickering overshadows the action in the ring. In this case the bickering actually created the action in the ring.
The main event on Monday Night Raw found Jim Ross teaming up with John Cena as they took on Michael Cole and Alberto Del Rio. Does anyone really care about Cole and Ross’s feud?
An announcer’s job is to announce, not be in main event action. No one wants to see Jim Ross, at age 60, throwing hay-makers. I love Jim Ross, but the man almost feels irrelevant. Either make him a full time announcer or get him out of the picture. I am tired of Ross, Cole and Jerry Lawler being shoved down my throat.
Maybe the real problem is that this whole announcing set up has become stale. Jim Ross was a fantastic announcer, but that does not come through when Cole is doing play-by-play AND constantly insulting Ross’s accent. What does Jim Ross add at this stage?
Michael Cole went from a Todd Pettengill wannabe to a monster heel announcer. I have written many times that if you are doing the play-by-play then you should be fairly unbiased. It is the color commentator’s job to add biased opinion. Michael Cole goes over the line far too much in his current role.
Last you have Jerry Lawler who can only talk about how everyone should respect John Cena. Lawler was a great heel color man, but he is just annoying as a face. I’m tired of Lawler being pushed as something greater than he currently is.
The feuds and storylines need to end for all commentators in current roles. It has become distracting to have so much anxiety and discontent at the announcer’s table. If you want Michael Cole to get heat, then make him a manager. If you want Jim Ross as a full time announcer, then do it and stop putting him in matches.
WWE Creative I beg you to let them just do their jobs. Put the focus back on the WWE Championship, not commentators fighting one another.
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