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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.75
http://www.wwe.com/shows/backlash/exclusives/foleybacklash

Mick Foley is replacing Jonathan Coachman as SmackDown color commentator starting at Backlash tonight.

Thank God! An intelligent, well spoken, dependable veteran and former World Champion providing color. That formula worked before with JBL. Foley will be a relief to how unlistenable the SmackDown announce team has been for the last few months.

If Foley leans heel and provides a foil for Cole, that'd be even better, but whatever. I'm just glad Foley is here and Coach is gone.



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
A perfect move, for more than just the obvious reasons. They've been paying Foley a lot of money to sit at home, plus this is a good way to make any other returns to the rings mean more (granted, when his recent matches have included v. Coach and v. Highlanders, anything is a step up).



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If Foley can stay on point I think he could be the best at getting talent and angles over. I would have liked to have heard him with Ross, but now that I think about it I would almost like to hear just about anybody different with Jim Ross just to see what it's like. Michael Cole will get instantly better now that he has someone to playoff of again.

Coachman is better off being a dickhead to some middle card talent.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Coachman is better off of my TV. Couldn't HE get the WWE.com gig?



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
Great news. I like Coachman as an on-screen toady just fine, but I think the color guy should always be a retired wrestler. "I've been in that hold, Cole, and let me tell you..."

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Since: 21.3.04
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#6 Posted on
Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?

His last stint as commentator was terrible. Coach being gone is nice, but it's not really time to declare this the best move ever just yet.
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
    Originally posted by Aerosion
    Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?
That was ECW - THIS is WWE!!!



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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.76
    Originally posted by Aerosion
    Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?

    His last stint as commentator was terrible. Coach being gone is nice, but it's not really time to declare this the best move ever just yet.


It wasn't great. Hopefully his preparation is better for this career change, than it was for that one night guest commentary spot.




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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.12
    Originally posted by Aerosion
    Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?

    His last stint as commentator was terrible. Coach being gone is nice, but it's not really time to declare this the best move ever just yet.


He's one of the smartest interviews in the business, I'm happy to give him a chance to see him grow into the role. Judging him on one night with no prior experience is a little unfair.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.55
    Originally posted by cfgb
      Originally posted by Aerosion
      Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?

      His last stint as commentator was terrible. Coach being gone is nice, but it's not really time to declare this the best move ever just yet.


    He's one of the smartest interviews in the business, I'm happy to give him a chance to see him grow into the role. Judging him on one night with no prior experience is a little unfair.





They never gave Arn Anderson a chance to grow into the role after his disasterous performance at the beginning of the Invasion, and he was as good, if not better, than Foley on the mic.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.03
I still would prefer they move Taz back to Smackdown. But Foley's an interesting choice, and I didn't like the idea of JBL at first either, but he proved me wrong. So I guess I'm willing to see how it shakes out.
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#12 Posted on
    Originally posted by Aerosion
    Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?



To be fair, he was with Joey Styles then. Styles isn't as good as Cole, and is used to working solo.

Before you dismiss Cole>Styles entirely (since somebody will likely stick up for him), keep in mind which team was better: Cole/Tazz or Styles/Tazz.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.12
    Originally posted by Mild Mannered Madman
      Originally posted by Aerosion
      Nobody remembers that Foley barely had anything at all to say when he was commentating One Night Stand? Nobody?



    To be fair, he was with Joey Styles then. Styles isn't as good as Cole, and is used to working solo.

    Before you dismiss Cole>Styles entirely (since somebody will likely stick up for him), keep in mind which team was better: Cole/Tazz or Styles/Tazz.



But remember that Cole/JBL > Cole/Tazz.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.23

Nice ... I wouldn't mind having Coach become the RAW GM again in order to have Regal go back to a full-time wrestling role ...

But then again, Regal is an awesome GM ... sunshine.
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#15 Posted on
    Originally posted by Freeway

    But remember that Cole/JBL > Cole/Tazz.


Noted and agreed. In my opinion, Tazz was best with Matthews. If Adamle washes out at ECW, they should give Josh a shot.




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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.29
I miss Matthews. That guy was awesome calling Velocity. I loved when he would interject random nuggets of trivia about London or Yang and the like. Whereas JR might say "he's so quick, he's sudden" and leave it at that, Matthews would say "one time during a match for Zero One, he got his orbital socket shattered and he still finished the match."

As far the Foley/Styles, it was more ECW's night than anything and well, Styles is a much bigger part of that and to me, it was more Foley letting Styles do his thing instead of trying to talk over him or just say something just to be heard.



Cena can't be beat because he's some unholy genetic recombinate of superstars past. I mean, you might as well call him John "Realest of the Real, Sargent Rock - Cold - A - Mania" Cena.
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