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I always thought Mark did a great job.  I loved his matter-of-fact style that harkened back to Vinnie Mac's better years as an announcer.  In a (very tortured) way, I would compare him to Vin Scully.  He stuck mostly to the action going on in front of him with very little bombast and very little need for a color commentator.  He sometimes went overboard with the wrestling-related theatrics -- for example, my friends and I had a great laugh when Billy Joe Travis whacked someone (Eric Embry?) with a gimmicked beer bottle and Lowrance exclaimed, "He may be dead!!" -- but he mostly presented the action as a legitimate contest.  I'd take him over WWF Jim Ross any day of the week. 

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I didn't like him at all and I felt his call of the action and speaking tone took away from the action in the ring. Made even big grudge matches feel like you were attending church when he was introducing them.

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Watching a bunch of WCCW shows that were put up on the network recently, I'm with Khawk. He was very monotone, more in the style of Solie. I get bored listening to Solie on the Florida and Georgia shows as well. I prefer listening to Dave Brown/Lance Rusell, Bill Caudle etc..

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I liked Marc Lowrance. He had a way of sincerely making the big cards seem really important and knew how to explain the angles without making himself a center of or magnet for attention.

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I thought he was OK, but just average.

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I cringed during his reporting of Gino Hernandez's death. He told us Gino was dead 17 times or whatever it was and Im like "ok, your point has been made"

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He sucked, just like those cheating Von Erich's.

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I didn't like him at all. IIRC he miscalled the names of moves often, and was pretty boring.

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He was a very good straight man, I thought. Probably liked him more as a ring announcer, interviewer or host than as a play-by-play man. When he did switch over to PBP, it took awhile for his style to grow on me.

He wasn't afraid to play the "square". For instance, after being yelled at by King Kong Bundy, he introduced him as "Devastation, Incorporated. You Say That". Circa 1986, he was conducting an interview with a heel faction and was introduced to Eli the Eliminator. Lowrance looked over at him and said: "oh, hello, Eli". I think he also used "Good Grief, Charlie Brown" as his Call of Astonishment.

Like Sean Mooney in the late 80's, at first I thought they were both incredibly boring dorks,-- but the more I listened to them, the more I liked them. Their personalities would eventually show through, but in a more subtle or clever way.

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Bland. But okay. 

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Somewhat bland, but a good fit for the horribly boring Ft. Worth show. Was a seminary student away from wrestling.

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Mister Rogers as ring announcer. Captain Obvious in some ways... "The next match is in the ring." My favorite clip was Marc as emcee of a World Class awards ceremony in 1983-84 announcing that afterward, "there will be dinner and dancing."

Lowrance is an engaging interview from the clips I have heard. Glib and funny, not afraid to keep back the curtain and talk frankly about WCCW and its pitfalls. Enjoying the life away from the ring but also able to remember the good times during his tenure.

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Who was better -- Lowrance or Bill Mercer?

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beejmi wrote: Who was better -- Lowrance or Bill Mercer?

Lowrance 

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beejmi wrote: Who was better -- Lowrance or Bill Mercer?

Silence was better.



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