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WWE: 10 Reasons Why Michael Cole Needs To Be Removed As The ‘Voice’

30 August 2013 10:30 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Michael Cole. The hatred I possess for this man knows no bounds and continues to grow with every week he is on air. May the powers that be prevent me from taking control of a nuclear arsenal in the near future. Because at that rate, I should be just about ready to nuke the entire planet and commit mass genocide of the human race just to get his nasal, whiny little voice off the airwaves for good.

As a child, teen and a man in his 20s I have grown up with the ever changing face of the WWE broadcast team and enjoyed wonderful, entertaining and riveting banter from the likes of Jesse “the Body” Ventura, Lord Alfred Hayes (a personal favourite), Bobby “the Brain” Heenan, Gorilla Monsoon, the “Macho ManRandy Savage, “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Jim Ross, Jerry “the King” Lawler, Paul Heyman, Joey Styles and even the man himself, »

- Brad Lee

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WWE: 10 Most Silver Tongued On-Mic Performers in Wrestling History

19 January 2013 1:49 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

You can’t teach just anybody to wrestle. This is a realization WWE are learning from their exploits into the bodybuilding and swimwear model categories in search of ready made good looking talent, in the words of former WWE commentator Kevin Kelly, “the grand experiment is a failure.” If you can’t teach someone to wrestle then the ability to convincingly speak and hold thousands on the edge of your lips is simply a distant imagination. It can be the one trait which makes or breaks a performer, if they obtain the ability of good speech, the sky’s the limit.

Speaking in wrestling is commonly referred to as, “cutting a promo.” Promo is defined as a promotional interview, or a skit where a talent takes time to speak on his characters thoughts, previous or upcoming opponents. This includes skits such as D-Generation X’s infamous press conference, Edge mocking Ric Flair’s DUI incident, »

- Jason Patrick

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