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Since: 25.1.02
From: Kirksville, MO

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#1 Posted on
But I miss Tony Schiavone. Dammit, Michel Cole is just so dull, and JR just seems like he doesn't care anymore, and the colour guys are so blah (Lawler, especially, really gets on my nerves). I would LOVE to see Schiavone and Heenan, and maybe even Stevie Ray calling the action. At least, Schiavone would try to put over who he was told to put over, not who he liked (*ahem* note to JR: Austin's old, breaking down, and not caring about the business anymore; stop trying to make him superman. Nobody cares. *ahem*).
Anyway, you always got the feeling that, even though you knew he was pimping and you knew he said it every week and nothing would change, he maybe actually felt like the show that week was important and mattered. I just don't get that sense from the WWf*ckin'E guys.
And, hey, when is MR. 3.0 Mike Sanders gonna jump up to colour? I had heard that rumour a while ago, and he would be such an improvement over any of those stiffs they have now.
And, finally, I think that the announcing does play a part in the ratings, even if it is a small part.

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Since: 4.1.02
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#2 Posted on
Now I am not so sure I want Tony back or that I think the commentators are that bad, but they are a part of the story selling and the ratings..

Lawler isn't as bad as he used to it seems, but when he goes out and yell something lame he is more annoying than ever..

I am sure btw JR also does what he is told, as Austin is the biggest face they have. Just like he constantly hyped Angle, Benoit, Rock and Jericho when he was told.
Just like Tony went crazy over Hogan, Macho, Warrior, and when the time came Benoit.

Granted, we know he loves Austin so he might sound even more orgasmic but it isn't something that really bothers me.
Oh btw..nobody cares about austin hmm? damn..and here i was thinking the crowd at the shows really cheered for the guy?

Shciavone's overhyping 'biggest show ever! omg tony can you see that' is more annoying imo than JR going 'my gawd!' alot.

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Since: 18.4.02
From: Minneapolis, MN

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#3 Posted on
Schiavone was an embarrassment to "This great sport".
Him being off my TV in all forms, is the STILL best thing that has happened to wrestling...
He even made "Ready to Rumble" even WORSE. Now that's saying something...


Since: 3.1.02
From: morro bay ca

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#4 Posted on
Raven is doing pretty good on heat (especially considering he has "Coach" to work with.) I miss Tenay, he was wrestling announcing as far as I'm concerned. since Sharmell is injured, i say put her out there. and what happend to Michael Hayes? he was good, and he had to work with coach too. not that coach is horrible, he's just not that great. those two new guys are worthless i.m.o. again I'm in the monority on this but i thought Tazz was decent on color , especially when breaking cole's balls. Cole sucks, and I think I would like lawler as a third man in the booth so he has less to say but would still be usefull, as long as he NEVER calls a women's match agian in his life.

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Since: 2.1.02

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#5 Posted on
I agree that Raven is good on Heat and Excess.
Tazz has improved on Smackdown.
Lawler is alright, however he says the same things ad nauesum. "Latino Heat"
I miss Mike Tenay.
Stevie Ray was alright, although "Hey Tony" was pretty annoying.

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Since: 2.1.02
From: Bronx, NY

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#6 Posted on
Michael Cole SUCKS.

But I'll take him over Schiavone any day of the week.


Since: 12.1.02
From: Indianapolis, IN; now residing in Suffolk, VA

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.52

If given the opportunity, WW... E should bring back Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. He never ceased to crack me up.

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Since: 2.1.02
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.04
Isn't Heenan in the hospital with throat cancer?

I hope that's not the case, but I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere ...

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    Since: 2.1.02
    From: Central Florida, somewhere between Orlando and Tampa, U.S.A.

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    #9 Posted on
    Though it'd never happen in a million years, I'd love to see them scrap (most of) the current announce teams and start fresh. A few of the pairings I'd like to see:

    + Raven and Coach - only current team I'd keep. Between Raven's color commentary and the improving quality of the matches, Heat is slowly becoming must-see WWF, er, um... WWE TV - if not the best show they have going so far.

    + Mike Tenay and Bobby Heenan - assumes they can easily get Tenay under contract, and that Heenan's throat cancer is in a position that will still allow him to work the mike. Tenay can cover play-by-play, and Brain can show that he can still bring it on color.

    + Jim Ross and Paul Heyman - yes, I'm one of the marks who loved Heyman's WWF Color stint. Maybe he was only helping to get his ECW guys over, but he wasn't hell-bent on saying, "Puppies!! Aahhh!!" or "Latino Heeeet!" over and over and over again. If Ross stays on the current commentary roster, he needs someone to keep him on his toes. Heyman's biting remarks and his heat with Ross would make him just that guy.

    + Scott Hudson and Michael Hayes - no reason, really. Kind of a Russo-New-Age-Outlaws "throw em together and see what they can do" type thing.

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    Since: 15.4.02
    From: Brandon, Fl

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    #10 Posted on
    I really don't see much of a difference between Mike Tenay and Mike Cole. Hey, remember when they tried to turn Tenay heel? That was some funny shit.

    Anyway, I'd like to see Heyman and Lawler on Raw with some puny bitch like Cole inbetween to keep them from killing each other. Smackdown could work with Tazz and Ross.

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    Since: 7.2.02
    From: New York, NY

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    #11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
    The problem with Tony was that he had Eric and the goofballs telling him what to say. Leave him alone and he does a decent job.

    Lawler just skeeves me out. The guy is way to much of a pervert whenever the women are around. What keeps him out of jail is beyond me.

    Does it bother anyone that the best announcers are wrestling and the guys behind the table are all horrible?

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    Since: 25.1.02
    From: Kirksville, MO

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    #12 Posted on
    The thing I forgot last night, that totally redeemed Tony in my book:
    "Granted, we've had to do some stupid things, including putting your ass over on TV, *Steve* Regal, but insulting all of the great wrestlers we've had here cos of a few stupid things is just low."
    Or something like that...

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    self-centered and you'll do anything to get your way.

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    Since: 21.2.02
    From: The Land of Aloha

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    #13 Posted on
    Nobody Important Says:

    Nothing beats the real life tension of Ross having to deal with Heyman two hours a week.

    Mike Tenay was the most knowledgable, calmest, unshilling, and personable play by play announcer of our era. It's criminal that he isn't playing off Heenan every Thursday on Thunder. That's right, the InVasion sucked but the Alliance should have won!

    Michael Cole is a weasal.

    (edited by AngryJohnny on 7.5.02 1026)
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