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Since: 25.4.03
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.02

According to this piece (longislandpress.com)seems like ol' Mick might be on his way out too. Of course, this has been rumored for a few days now.

I like the idea of the J.R./Tazz team calling Smackdown on a permenant basis. And Grisham/Striker aren't a bad duo themselves.
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Foley wasn't as great on the announcing tip as I thought he would be, but obviously a year from now I'd be singing a different tune.

Taoss should be awesome friday nights though.
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Since: 28.6.04
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I've been wanting Tazz/Ross as a commentary team ever since they started occassionally teaming them up for the Rumble.

People thought Foley would be good on commentary during the first One Night Stand, too. Unfortunately, being good on the stick doesn't always translate to being a good commentator (and vice-versa).



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Since: 4.1.02
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I thought Foley was doing a hell of a job on color commentary, especially since Ross moved over to Smackdown. With more seasoning, he could've been one of the all-time greats.

Then again, I can't blame him for not wanting to be screamed at by Vince every week. God, the announcers must love when Vince has matches/promos since it gives them a few minutes of peace.



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Does Mick Foley mean to tell me that at this point in his life he doesn't need or want Vince McMahon screaming in his ear for two hours telling him what to say?

"Say it this way, damn it!"

I really can't blame him. But I did think he was doing well on color. I enjoy his humor and he and JR were working hard to inject some wrestling history factoids into their calls. Which is probably part of what was pissing Vince off.

The other day I mentioned to Lance Jr. that maybe Vince should actually return to commentary himself. That way he can't micro manage everyone anymore. Also, I'd love to hear him scream "Whatamaneuver!" again, although I'm sure I'm a minority of one or two on that. Thing is, when Vince at the broadcast booth, Gorilla Monsoon was at Gorilla overseeing everything and he's not an option anymore. Whatever, Tazz and JR should be pretty great together if Foley is gone.



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"Creatively, the announcing job wasn't working out too well."
Now personally, I read the subtext as "If all I'm gonna do is call matches, that's not nearly creative enough for me. Especially in trade for having to drag my sorry, beat-up ass on airplanes all over the country, away from my family. Now, if you had some more stuff in mind for me to do, like f'rinstance the killer, excellent, pivotal promo I did with Edge on the 8/1 SD, then OK, we might have something to talk about. Jus' doin' commentary? I barely ever even get a chance to get the cheapest possible crowd pop for that."

But that's just my theory. Maybe we'll get the tabloid details on Sept 2 ...
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DOWN WITH TAZZ

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Foley shouldn't have Vince McMahon screaming in his ear; I think that with his experience and knowledge, he should be able to do commentary his own way.

I doubt we'd ever get the chance, but it'd be killer to hear what goes on in the earphones that Foley (and, for that matter, all announce staff) while they call matches.

Oh, and it was nice to see Tazz back on Smackdown. He and Ross seemed to have a natural chemistry together.




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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
    Originally posted by Oliver
    I doubt we'd ever get the chance, but it'd be killer to hear what goes on in the earphones that Foley


Shouldn't that be "earphone", singular?





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