Originally Posted by lesje
Yes they are a huge disgrace, that idiot Michael Cole won last year's Wrestling Observer Worst Anouncer of the year award, for the 4th time in a row! 6 or 7 times total.. why the fuck is this ass kisser still on T.V? I hate listening to that guy even more than I hate listening to Johnny Cena because Cole is talking nonsense for 3 hours straight.
Cole's announcing at his worst is leaps and bounds beyond Lawlers best in 2013 (and has been that way for a while). I'll probably never fully understand why Cole is voted Worst Announcer so much other than the hatred for his in-ring segments (which I can understand, but should be unrelated to his announcing). The problem with Cole is that he's fed so much Tout, Twitter, trending, product placement, etc. BS that there's no time for him to be authentic and natural. JBL and King don't have to do that shit nearly as much and so they seem to come off as better commentators somehow. I'm not saying Cole is the perfect commentator in his prime, but Cole is more often than not the guy who actually tries to be serious and call the match when he can while JBL and King (and JR at times) will often just go completely off-topic and try to spend the whole match cracking jokes at Cole's expense.