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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2015 04:34 am
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On WWE.com, they have announced that there will be changes made to the Raw and Smackdown announce teams.
 
Raw will have Michael Cole, JBL, and Booker T.
 
Smackdown will have Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Jerry Lawler.
 
Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, and JBL will be the announcers for pay per views.
WWE sent PWInsider.com the following press release covering the move:

WWE® ANNOUNCES NEW BROADCAST TEAMS AS A PART OF SMACKDOWN®’S MOVE TO THURSDAY NIGHTS


STAMFORD, CONN., January 8, 2015 – As part of WWE SmackDown’s move next week to Thursday nights at 8 PM on Syfy, WWE has announced changes to the broadcast teams for its flagship programs Monday Night Raw® and WWE SmackDown. Starting Monday, January 12, Michael Cole, Booker T® and John “Bradshaw” Layfield® will handle play-by-play and color commentary on Raw. Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler® and Byron Saxton™ will be the hosts for SmackDown when it debuts next Thursday at 8 PM on Syfy.

The broadcast team for WWE pay-per-view events will continue to be Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield.

Michael Cole has been the voice of WWE for more than 15 years, calling all of the action on Raw, SmackDown and WWE pay-per-view events. Booker T is a WWE Hall of Famer, a multi-time World Heavyweight Champion, and recent panelist on the Raw pre-and-post shows on WWE Network. John “Bradshaw” Layfield is a former World Heavyweight Champion and a frequent guest contributor on the Fox News Channel. Jerry “The King” Lawler is a WWE Hall of Famer, and a mainstay at ringside, bringing his unique form of color commentary to WWE fans for more than 20 years. Byron Saxton is a former ECW® and NXT® broadcaster, and most recently was a reporter for Raw and SmackDown.



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 Posted: Fri Jan 9th, 2015 04:54 am
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Is there any reason why Cole has to still do both shows, other than the fact that Vince gets his jollies from fucking with the fans?



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Michael Cole is considered the #1 announcer in WWE (for better or worse) so it's clear why he's on both shows.

What's more a sign of fucking with someone is putting Lawler on Smackdown when he's made it clear in the past he doesn't watch the show.



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sek69 wrote: Michael Cole is considered the #1 announcer in WWE (for better or worse) so it's clear why he's on both shows.
There's no need for the #1 announcer to be on the #2 show.  Even with Vince deluding himself into thinking that he's good, that doesn't mean you burn the guy out, and burn out the audience on him.  They've been grooming 68 nameless, weatherman-looking kids for years to be announcers, give one of them a shot.  If they all still suck too much to give them SD!, then maybe take a look at your hiring and training practices.

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They are trying to give Smackdown the boost they do periodically to make it seem more relevant. Especially since it's finally moving out of the Friday night death slot.



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Booker T on any show is not a good thing..

Can't we seriously go back to the days of an announcer and color guy instead of a three-man announce team?



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Taylor wrote: Teaches you not to get sick in TV
I'd be surprised if Lawler is still around in 2 years.  In a lot of ways, I'm surprised he's still around now.  I guess it's an easy gig for him, but still, he doesn't need it, and weekly travel gets rough when you reach a certain age and start dealing with medical problems.



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sek69 wrote:
What's more a sign of fucking with someone is putting Lawler on Smackdown when he's made it clear in the past he doesn't watch the show.

If he corks it on the mike they can edit it out. 



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