I don't know about you guys but I miss Paul E. behind the mic. Yeah, he shills the ECW guys to no end and he screams a lot - but he was actually a true HEEL comentator and he PUTS OVER the talent in the ring.
Not some dirty old pedophile ranting and raving about "puppies" and having his voice reach a new octave every week that even Mariah Carey couldn't hit.
Paul: "There he is the new WWF Champion, Stone Cold Steve Austin, who sold his soul for the WWF Championship. Now take off your damn cowboy hat and applaud the man! Stop being such a damn crybaby. You wanted him to win the title. 'Oh - he broke his neck. He had spinal surgery. Wah. What a comeback. He wanted the title.' Well, he GOT it. Why don't you be happy for YOUR friend?"
JR: "Why don't you KISS MY ASS and shut up?!"
Paul: "Cause you ain't the boss!"
And let's not forget that classic promo he did on the Smackdown before Survivor Series 2001.
If this split actually does happen, I hope and pray he becomes a commentator again.
I miss him too. To me, he's always been entertaining from his Dangerous Alliance days in WCW to his ECW days and to his recent WWF exploits. I'll take him over that "silly little giblet" Michelle Cole anyday.
I think I'm in the minority here, but I don't miss the guy at all. He annoyed me, but not in a good heel kind of way. More like an X-Pac or Big Bossman kind of way. I marked out like crazy when the King came back. He definately makes the product in general a lot more fun and I'm glad he's back. Sure, maybe his lines are a litle tired, but he's the King. You just gotta look at it like he's your favorite uncle. Maybe some of the stuff he says is kinda corny, but he's a great guy and it's always fun to be around him.
"Damn you Rock-Em Sock-Em Robots! Can't we all just get along?"
From what I hear from reading recaps, Lawler is even stealing Heyman's lines! Namely telling wrestlers who do spots on the American announce table to go over to the spanish guys, which was one of my favorite Heyman moments: during the ultimate submissions match at Backlash, Angle slammed Benoit's head on the table Heyman responded with "The Spanish guys are over there!"
I also loved the way he kept trying to claim little 150lb Spike Dudley was a bully.
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In addition to seeing Heyman back on color commentary, I'd love to see him do color commentary for Miami Hurricanes football next season. Why? Well, because of the name of our 2nd-string tailback, who will likely be our starting tailback next season...
Hell, I'm sure I did a few Heyman impersonations when Gore scored or tore off a 50-yard chunk of yardage on one play. Imagine what the real deal could do...
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