Commentary is one of the most important parts of WWE programming, however it is an aspect that has been letting the show down in recent months and years, with the commentary teams WWE are cobbling together getting worse and worse.
Currently on Raw we have JBL, Michael Cole and Booker T (who has been replaced by Byron Saxton while Booker T is on Tough Enough). On SmackDown we have Tom Phillips, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Byron Saxton.
Michael Cole is a good commentator, he is able to judge what is a good time to cover the action in the ring, and when to talk about other topics. He also has the ability to excite and entertain the audience, something Byron Saxon is sorely lacking.
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Look back a few years ago and you have the commentary team of Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross. They were an excellent commentary team, as they had good working chemistry and you could tell that they got on well.
On Raw we used to have JBL, Cole and Lawler, however this was changed in recent shake ups, which is a shame as these three all worked well together, knowing when to be serious and to joke around as well as being able to mock each other without it looking forced.
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Booker T is not a good commentator, I don't find him entertaining, and it can be annoying how often he changes his opinion or view on a match or a superstar.
One moment he could be certain one star is going to win the match, however two seconds later he could be claiming he thinks it will be his opponent.
As for Byron Saxton, he seems too timid to be a commentator, he speaks in a monotone, drab voice which fails to draw the viewer in. What I'm trying to say here is that he's boring.
However he isn't the only culprit, the majority of the commentary teams are boring, they have poor chemistry and are constantly tripping over each other, however I think that the biggest problem with the commentary teams are down to WWE creative.
It seems to be a rule that one of the commentators always has to support the heels, and this is absolutely infuriating.
Currently on Raw, anytime a heel does anything questionable JBL will back it up, and anytime a face does something similar he calls it out and argues with his co-commentators about it. This has to stop.
There is a lot of work to be done on the WWE's commentary teams. However, they have something good with JBL and Cole, so that needs to stay the same. With the only change being in JBL no longer supporting the heels at every turn.
What do you guys think about the commentary teams? Are they fine as they are or do they need a serious revamp? Leave your comments below...
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