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Not surprised that WWE would hire someone this painful to listen to. Does anyone here like him? I never thought I'd miss Joey styles and Josh matthews as much as I do when I hear this guy.
 

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The Empire will Reign again
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There's 2 ways to do play-by-play in wrestling, you can either call every move, translating the action from a visual medium to a sonic medium, or you can focus on telling the story of the in-ring action and the characters backstories. Mauro excels at the former and marks love him for it because he makes it feel like a real sport. Young Boy Tom excels at the latter, he gets over stories and characters but he doesn't know what the fuck an omoplata is.

I never understood having traditional sports style play-by-play in wrestling since it's not a sport you can listen to on the radio so you don't need the commentary team to paint a picture of the action for you.
 

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The Fastest of the Fastest of Jamaican Sprinters
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He has a crisp, clean way of calling things, rarely makes verbal missteps, and is basically the prototypical straight man in the booth. Nothing remarkable, but definitely a useful piece.
 

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Hes fucking horrible. At least I cant get past his voice and the zero emotion he puts in his commentating. Hes the perfect example of a generic robot.
 

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Southern Pride
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Tom Philips is okay. He is just a product of WWEs style of doing things. I'd rather listen to him any day over Josh Mathews in 2020.
 
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