Tonight’s Slammy Awards opened with the "Tell Me I Did Not Just See That Moment of the Year" award. Jim Ross was presented as the winner for his “dance off” victory against Michael Cole. No one was shocked when Cole interrupted the award presentation.
Instead of letting Ross and the audience have a good laugh, we were forced to go through ANOTHER ridiculous contest between Michael Cole and Jim Ross. This time Booker T suggested a “rap off” between the two commentators.
Michael Cole went first and danced like a buffoon while rapping worse than the high school kids do behind the bowling alley near my house.
Of course, that was still a better performance than what Jim Ross gave us. Ross began his rap and then forgot all of his lines thus making the entire segment go from awkward to downright embarrassing.
If that was not enough entertainment, Jim Ross then attempted to do the Spinarooni. My wife, who knows nothing about wresting, thought the man was having a legitimate seizure. I was more entertained by her naïve comment then I was by the entire opening segment.
I can only hope that this disaster will make the WWE Creative team rethink ever putting Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross or Michael Cole in any segment that involves anything other than commentating or interviewing.
This year has been the most horrendous year in WWE history involving commentators. I have had to sit through more irrelevant promos and dismal matches involving the men who are supposed to be calling the action then I have ever seen.
What purpose do these segments serve? Does the WWE want to wreck Jim Ross’ legacy?