Technically Cole and Tazz are the better announcers but lately JR/King have been very funny. JR has been getting vey angry as of late and its hilarious.
Does anyone else remeber on RAW this week when King was annoying JR and JR yelled out, "Why dont I just get up and you kiss my ass!" This was followed by akward silence and King telling him to calm down. JR/King are the most enjoyable they have ever been IMO.
I like the workers on Smackdown a litle more than the ones on RAW. But what's made the show difficult to watch for me recently (aside from the fact that it's on at the same time as Scrubs) is the Vince storylines. From the awful Vince-Stephanie feud to the Vince-Taker feud, his character has really taken a lot of the pleasure out of the show for me.
It's you. Personally, I'm actually starting to look forward to Big Show matches. He has shown a new willingness to take the big bumps, especially since getting paired up with Lesnar. He's honestly one of the biggest Smackdown success stories. They took a guy who had just jobbed clean to JEFF HARDY the week before he jumped, and have successfully rebuilt him into a convincing monster. Does this mean he wins every week? Not hardly. But they book him so that he still looks strong as he loses, and the face looks especially strong for being able to beat him. Look at Survivor Series. How damn good did John Cena look when he (a pretty small guy) hoisted Big Show up and landed that F-U?
Now that Taker's been working a lighter schedule, his matches against actual wrestlers have also been better. He's old, and can't work week to week like the younger guys, but it seems to motivate him to go that much harder when he's actually in the ring.
As for the Bashams -- they enjoy having pain inflicted on them, and they know and take advantage of the fact that they look so similar that it's easy for them to switch while the ref isn't looking. They're starting to show off some nice double-team moves, too.
I'm resurrecting this thread from way back in the day, only now that the Online Computer Library Center has opened their "meta search engine" to the public (oclc.org), I can back up these numbers with verifiable evidence ...