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#41 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.28
Hamtaro misses you too!

My assessment of both Coach and Mike?

I'm pretty sure Roddy Piper is available.



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#42 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.01
Kinda funny video of Adamle's ECW debut on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It8nDlMxKiQ



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#43 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21
Coach is not bad, it's just that his style is a play-by-play guy. He's played evil colour guy before, and that's worked out fine if I recall.

I might be thinking of Josh Matthews though.
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#44 Posted on
Simple solution.

1) Move Cole to ECW so he's with Tazz again, maybe that will motivate him.
2) Put Adamle on Smackdown. Why? 3 reasons.
a) From what I've heard, he isn't too bad after a bit of post-production.
b) This will mean we'll only notice him suck during Smackdown matches on PPV, and I can live with once a month.
c) It'll make Coach sound good by comparison.

(edited by Spank E on 17.4.08 1540)


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#45 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.89
That's actually a really good idea. Only problem is, don't Cole and Tazz hate each other now? Didn't I hear something about that?



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#46 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.04
Your solution is to punish the "good" announcer by banishing him to the "C" show?

Really?™



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#47 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.28
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
    Coach is not bad, it's just that his style is a play-by-play guy. He's played evil colour guy before, and that's worked out fine if I recall.

    I might be thinking of Josh Matthews though.


I thought Coach and Raven worked pretty well together when they still had Heat on TV.

Credit mostly to Raven? Sure, but Coach still had to say his lines and such.



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#48 Posted on
    Originally posted by CRZ
    Your solution is to punish the "good" announcer by banishing him to the "C" show?

    Really?


Not so much "punish" as "group the semi-decent announcers and god-awful announcers together".



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#49 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97
A few things...

1. Tony Schiavone - Was a great interview guy, but he clearly did get bogged down by WCW's front offices after some time. However, I'm a little skeptical that absolutely everything - his excessive hyperbole, delivery, etcetera - can be blamed on outside influences. There's something to be said for working with the tools that you have, and unfortunately in wrestling too much emphasis is put on what a company WON'T allow a performer to do. A good announcer, like a good wrestler, should be flexible enough to be good at his/her job even while working with dictates from higher-ups. In some cases the gripes are legitimate, but more often than not they're just excuses.

2. I really don't think Michael Cole is that bad at all. I think the pitfall is that people compare him to Jim Ross, which is unfair since Ross is so damn good at his job that his voice is synonymous with wrestling in much the same way Gordon Solie's was with professional wrestling in the 1980s. Speaking of which, it's not like there were a dirth of great play-by-play guys back then (late 80s/early 90s) either. Cole at his worst, to me, is passable. Which considering he's another one of those guys they hire with no previous knowledge of the product, he deserves to be commended for.

3. Joey Styles' heart isn't in it like it once was, and even he would probably admit that (it's worth noting that his "exile" from wrestling was self-imposed). His style and delivery was a perfect fit with the old ECW product, which I think allowed people to get carried away with calling him a GREAT announcer. He was still good, mind you, and I don't think he did an awful job with the "new" ECW or anything.

4. Coach I just find unlistenable. His dictation and emphasis is fine, but his voice and delivery - whether it's in the role of PBP or color commentary - grate on me after a bit.




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#50 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.89
    Originally posted by Leroy
    As much as Tony Schiavone became almost a parody as WCW went on, I have to defend his work in the mid to late 1980's.

Summerslam '89 might ruin that illusion. His orgasm in the main event is pretty embarrassing. At least Jesse Ventura ripping him to shreds for the whole show is amusing.



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#51 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
    Originally posted by SchippeWreck
    Summerslam '89 might ruin that illusion. His orgasm in the main event is pretty embarrassing. At least Jesse Ventura ripping him to shreds for the whole show is amusing.


Fair enough. However, I just re-watched Flair vs. Sting from the first Clash, and I thought he did a decent, if not excellent, job at calling the match.

I've been on a bit of a nostalgia trip since Flair retired, so my critical eye isn't properly focused at the moment. And again, this is no way a defense of his later work.




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#52 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.38
The thing that puzzles me about Coach is he seemed to have a good spot as heel lackey bitch to someone in charge. Why ruin that mojo?
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#53 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.00
Did I totally miss what happened with Coach taking a job with MSG or some sports network? Seems he was supposed to be gone about three (six?) months ago..



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#54 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
    Originally posted by TheOldMan
    Did I totally miss what happened with Coach taking a job with MSG or some sports network? Seems he was supposed to be gone about three (six?) months ago..

I think he's doing that job in addition to his WWE work (I know I've seen him on MSG too).
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#55 Posted on
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by CxMorgado
      ECW tonight opened with the announcement that Styles would be taking over the running of WWE.com, so I guess that explains that.

      (edited by CxMorgado on 15.4.08 2322)

    Cole used to do that, didn't he?


Didn't Cole's role at WWE.com get reduced after the who Assy McGee vs Mr MacMahon and his Ass fiasco?

I still think that cartoon had the best theme music.
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