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Join Date: Oct 2009
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Re: Booker As GM Or Commentator
I miss him as a commentator. He brought flavor and spice to that position, while Cole and Matthews together is a recipe of sheer blandness and lackluster chemistry. They're not actively bad but they are forgettable. Booker T brought something to that role. He made me crack up, he made me smile and laugh, and he was obviously passionate about the product. None of that can show in his GM work, which is utterly dull and has, thus far, only served to put Eve over as an extremely cunning, manipulative vixen. But as soon as that storyline is concluded, I'd like to see Booker T return to the desk. I winced when Booker was named Smackdown's GM, as he's been cast in the "Teddy Long" role in every way but the aforementioned Eve/Teddy storyline.
With JBL sitting next to Cole for Raws and pay-per-views, having Booker T back on commentary for Smackdown would be sweet. Placing him in the GM role was exceptionally tedious and lazy writing. Having said that, I don't want Teddy Long back. I'm tempted to suggest Eve for the role, as she could be both GM and Divas Champion at the same time. Think about how much that could potentially and conceivably boost the image and prestige of the Divas Championship and by extension the divas division! Morever, it would be a rather awesome way to conclude this storyline, with Eve managing to claw her villainous self to the top of the blue brand while getting everything she wants... Until of course the day she gets her comeuppance, but as in all good vs. evil stories that has to be held off for as long as possible to make it that much more momentous.