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Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 06:01 PM
On Studying Announcers Today: One a related subject….A Twitter follower asked me if I started in wrestling today who would I study to develop my game as a broadcaster. It would be Gordon Solie, Lance Russell, Bob Caudle, Bill Watts, Vince McMahon, and Gorilla Monsoon for starters. Each had their own, natural style and none of them, more often than not, portrayed the role of a wrestling announcer and none of the aforementioned sought to be the ‘hip, ESPN Sports Center-type’ and strive to be glib and cool and come off as disingenuous.


Sounds to me like he's not a fan of Matt Striker, but he may be talking about Todd Grisham too. Personally, I like the new style of commentator. What do you think? Is JR on the money here, or is he just bitter becaue he's not in the spotlight anymore?

erickman
01-07-2011, 06:07 PM
he could be goofing on coachman too

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 06:12 PM
Maybe, but that tone strikes me as more of an attack than a rib.

Emperor Smeat
01-07-2011, 06:15 PM
Yeah that sounds more like a dig at Coachman but to be fair, Coachman never said he hated his time in the WWE since he still gives occasional references to wrestlers or wrestling when he does his highlights. Could also be a dig at Striker but that is because Striker has a lot of knowledge about wrestling compared to the other announcers in WWE which makes him seem like a smartass.

All those people JR mentioned either were owners/bookers of a company or had decades of experience as an announcer and/or wrestler which helped create their special personality as an announcer to the fans.

Savio
01-07-2011, 06:17 PM
he might be taking a few quiet shots.

Xero
01-07-2011, 06:18 PM
If I were getting into the business today to announce I'd study Jim Ross.

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 06:22 PM
he might be taking a few quiet shots.

I almost said 'quiet shots' in the thread title, but decided against it.

If I were getting into the business today to announce I'd study Jim Ross.

He probably really wanted to answer that, but he didn't want to sound arrogant.

MoFo
01-07-2011, 06:37 PM
Yeah hes def bitter about not being an announcer anymore.

Rammsteinmad
01-07-2011, 07:05 PM
Bitter.

And if I was getting into annoucing today, my biggest inspiration would be CM Punk. :cool:

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 07:15 PM
Scott Stanford for me.

Grablot
01-07-2011, 07:22 PM
This begs one question.

Dear Jim Ross:

U MAD?

:rofl:

erickman
01-07-2011, 07:26 PM
Scott Stanford for me.

you mean steve

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 07:36 PM
you mean steve

Yes, of course.

BigDaddyCool
01-07-2011, 07:41 PM
he sounds old and bitter.

Savio
01-07-2011, 07:57 PM
He is just an old-school guy not liking new school tendencies

XL
01-07-2011, 08:19 PM
So what you're saying is, he's bitter.

Raven Reaper
01-07-2011, 08:28 PM
I liked how Jim Ross pissed off Cole so much on one episode of Raw last year for one night commentating only.. I HATE COLE...

And I enjoyed Cole saying goodbye and good riddance and Jim Ross just slapped his head with his cowboy hat hard... Fuck Cole..

Jim Ross >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Cole. I also hate his stupid repetitious I have an e-mail everytime his laptop "beeps." He's a stupid BOT REPLIER....

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 08:34 PM
What did Santa get you last month, Raven Reaper?

XL
01-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Hey Thrilla, you're a mod, right? Can you have a word with AAA about installing some kind of IQ test during the sign-up process?

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 08:45 PM
Well that wouldn't be any fun.

XL
01-07-2011, 08:54 PM
I'm not here for fun!!! I'm here for informed debate/conversation with like-minded folk not idiots with poor SPAG!!! :rant:

Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 09:00 PM
He may be a bit of a mark, but you don't have to insult his cooking. I find his spaghetti to be passable.

Kane Knight
01-07-2011, 09:22 PM
haters gonna hate.

James Steele
01-07-2011, 10:24 PM
http://media.komonews.com/images/070714_jim_ross.jpg

Hanso Amore
01-07-2011, 10:32 PM
HOLY SHIT AT THE RAVEN GUY BUYING KAYFABE!

The Wrestling forum is gold right now

CSL
01-07-2011, 10:44 PM
He is just an old-school guy not liking new school tendencies

This basically.

Noid
01-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Josh Mathews is amazing right now. The guy just seems to click well. He's studied who his peers are, and he essentially has chemistry with all of them. He can switch between play-by-play and color pretty much seamlessly. The only time he comes off "too cool for school" is when he is on NXT sometimes. But that's sort of a running gag there.

James Steele
01-07-2011, 11:26 PM
Josh Mathews is amazing right now. The guy just seems to click well. He's studied who his peers are, and he essentially has chemistry with all of them. He can switch between play-by-play and color pretty much seamlessly. The only time he comes off "too cool for school" is when he is on NXT sometimes. But that's sort of a running gag there.

...and NXT is about as relevant as Sunday Night HeAT.

Aguakate
01-07-2011, 11:27 PM
I think you guys may be reading too much into what JR wrote.

James Steele
01-07-2011, 11:33 PM
Jim Ross can do whatever the fuck he wants.

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Theo Dious
01-07-2011, 11:40 PM
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Anybody Thrilla
01-07-2011, 11:42 PM
You are a degenerate, Tedious! :mad:

James Steele
01-08-2011, 12:01 AM
I would love to have a beer with Jim Ross.

Raven Reaper
01-08-2011, 12:11 AM
and BBQ lunch with him!! I LOVE BBQs!!!

Anybody Thrilla
01-08-2011, 12:18 AM
Exciting stuff, indeed.

Tazz Dan
01-08-2011, 01:24 AM
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Volare
01-08-2011, 08:22 AM
I really want a JR shoot vid, but it will never happen.

whiteyford
01-08-2011, 08:56 AM
I really want a JR shoot vid, but it will never happen.

JR or Cole shoot vid would be great!

MoFo
01-08-2011, 10:03 AM
Srsly Cole right now is way more 'enjoyable' on commentary than JR was the past few yrs. So is Josh Matthews. JR needs to STFU.

James Steele
01-08-2011, 10:23 AM
You need to STFU.

Troelar
01-08-2011, 10:54 AM
To be honest, just cause a guy prefers a certain style of wrestlingcommentating, doesn't mean he's trying to take shot at current commentators.

Of course he is implicitly saying that none of the people currently on, are as good as the ones he mention, but I doubt he meant it that way...

He's just stating his opinion?

Nightwing
01-08-2011, 12:12 PM
These present day commentators aren't made of chocolate.

whiteyford
01-08-2011, 12:29 PM
Commentators today are like wrestlers, they dont have the opportunities guys like JR had to move between promotions/regions and learn different styles and evolve, with the exception of Striker they all come across as pretty interchangeable, even Cole before his heelish turn.

Kane Knight
01-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Of course he is implicitly saying that none of the people currently on, are as good as the ones he mention, but I doubt he meant it that way...

Long as you ignore the bit about the EPSN sportscaster deal...Yeah.

JR is a huge queen and spent a lot of time shitting over his announce partners (except King) over the last few years of his career. Honestly, I'd be shocked if this wasn't a direct shot, given his past.

But I mean, if people really want to justify him, more power to them.

Fignuts
01-08-2011, 01:15 PM
I will justify him because I agree.

Hate the current announce teams.

James Steele
01-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Being a dick doesn't make you a liar.