Amazing that after all these years he is still hated. Even John Cena at least had some respect after 15+ years on the road.
Cena worked hard and showed a desire to get better, put his body through some hard gimmick matches and started changing his style to adapt to the new guys when he could have just gotten by on his Five Moves Of Doom.
Cole, if anything, has regressed. In the early/mid 2000s with Tazz and JBL, he actually had a little enthusiasm in his voice. He's a soulless robot today.