How Do WWE Fix The Commentary Issue?

  • Published: 13 August 2019
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Comments • 655

  • I can’t think of a name!

    Let Cole go back to interviewing like he did with the rock

    • DoodlesMostFoul
      DoodlesMostFoul  17 hours back

      Jim Ross is done. He was great back in the days, but now he just seems like a confused old man, often lost but with sudden clear outbursts of bashing "other promotions"

      • maximumnef
        maximumnef  17 hours back

        Michael Cole should retire now his commentary bores me have JBL or Booker T replace him

        • A J
          A J  19 hours back

          How to make the commentary better, simple solutions. Take Renee off that commentary table right now, tell Michael cole nobody likes his reaction to anything and stick to just calling the match. Tell Byron to stop being a hypocrite, and literally cheering for any babyface even if they just turned, with no continuity at all. Tom is good, Corey graves is excellent

          • zombiegameruk
            zombiegameruk  23 hours back

            There's only 1 solution to fix this..... Bring back the world's greatest commentator Joey Styles

            • Foxfire Inferno
              Foxfire Inferno  1 days back

              "Get rid of Vince" is the answer to every question in life.

              • ArkhamB
                ArkhamB  3 days back

                Cole recently on Goldberg....HERE COMES THE JACKKNIFE..ERR...UM.........then Corey helps him out - you mean Jackhammer. If you can't call a top guys move- it's time to go. Just like when Harry Caray couldnt pronounce Michael Jordans name.

                • Potheadjoe
                  Potheadjoe  3 days back

                  “I talked to them earlier and they said something that doesn’t sound like them at all”

                  • Devin Stator
                    Devin Stator  4 days back

                    easy...get rid of the woman

                    • Clayton Grayum
                      Clayton Grayum  4 days back

                      Find a new off air role for Michael Cole.

                      • Brandon Thompson
                        Brandon Thompson  4 days back

                        BOSS TIME

                        • Doppelganger399
                          Doppelganger399  4 days back

                          Its Vince, the commentary crew are blameless those are Vince's words you here coming out of their mouths .110% Vince's fault.

                          • Wunnam Fuseini
                            Wunnam Fuseini  4 days back

                            WhatCulture well what are your thoughts on Tom Phillips?

                            • Stephen Jones
                              Stephen Jones  4 days back

                              Fire Graves...problem solved.

                              • Eugene Dizon
                                Eugene Dizon  4 days back

                                Quite simple. Vince must stop giving them their lines and let them do this on their own. It's already bad with Vince there, how worse can it be on their own? And probably leave it to two-man commentary teams, too.

                                • Twist RP
                                  Twist RP  4 days back

                                  get rid of vince. thats it.

                                  • Michael Mooney
                                    Michael Mooney  5 days back

                                    'That was coool' - Michael Cole, a white, hysterical middle aged man.

                                    • Dotmw
                                      Dotmw  5 days back

                                      Step 1) Call the goddamned match

                                      • Charles Jean-Marc
                                        Charles Jean-Marc  5 days back

                                        I don't get it, young Michael Cole was great at commentary, where the hell did he go wrong ?

                                        • Andrew Ruddock
                                          Andrew Ruddock  5 days back

                                          It's a problem with Mainstream sports in America too. Especially ESPN. They're in love with the 3 man booth, and it just doesn't work well.

                                          • Ken Rouse
                                            Ken Rouse  5 days back

                                            14:07 "OH YEAH!" Percy Watson

                                            • The4thperson
                                              The4thperson  5 days back

                                              It's because Vince won't allow anything to happen organically anymore.

                                              • Derrick Castle
                                                Derrick Castle  5 days back

                                                I find myself saying "Shut Up, Cole!" constantly

                                                • filkertom
                                                  filkertom  5 days back

                                                  Commentary is better on NXT and 205 Live. Renee is meh, Cole is decent, and Corey Graves is NOT a Bobby Heenan. He's a lame commentator, and VKM has this idea he must have a heel commentator. And -- unlike the JR and Gorilla eras -- there's no pushback against his lies and support of heels.

                                                  • Eric Kenney
                                                    Eric Kenney  5 days back

                                                    I actually liked this past Mondays commentating. The screwups and screwing with each other a bit made it feel more off the cuff . It felt like there was real not scripted camaraderie.

                                                    • Brian Armstrong
                                                      Brian Armstrong  5 days back

                                                      Get rid of Corey Graves and go back to a 2 person team

                                                      • Michael Rivera
                                                        Michael Rivera  5 days back

                                                        Easy, take Renee out.

                                                        • XanexCaligula
                                                          XanexCaligula  5 days back

                                                          Can you please tell British Nerd Hitler Cosplayer to STFU? Thanks.

                                                          • Dominic Stebbins
                                                            Dominic Stebbins  5 days back

                                                            They need to get rid of Michael Cole and replace him with a former wrestler that knows moves and that has a personality but not over the top to help the other two.

                                                            • johnny718bravo
                                                              johnny718bravo  6 days back

                                                              Sadly, it won't be fixed because there's an out-of-touch old man in their ears telling them what to say WORD for freaking WORD :-(

                                                              • hook nshoot
                                                                hook nshoot  6 days back

                                                                fire michael cole. problem solved

                                                                • Azreal231916
                                                                  Azreal231916  6 days back

                                                                  Fire most of them and tell them to stfu

                                                                  • Craig Lovelace
                                                                    Craig Lovelace  6 days back

                                                                    Yeah, the Join the Raid bit sounds like they’re advertising a mobile game.

                                                                    • thedeadmanfan09
                                                                      thedeadmanfan09  6 days back

                                                                      I cant tell the different between Beth Phoenix and Renee Young on commentary. Neither of them add anything to the team (not saying its their faults either) but 3 man booths should be scrapped

                                                                      • Korup7ion
                                                                        Korup7ion  6 days back

                                                                        just get rid of renee and let graves and cole have some freedom and the commentary will be fine

                                                                        • Markeece Young
                                                                          Markeece Young  6 days back

                                                                          Renee is terrible

                                                                          • Brandon Workman
                                                                            Brandon Workman  6 days back

                                                                            I wouldnt say jr doesnt like aew i mean he comentated in the wacky attitude era

                                                                            • Erized
                                                                              Erized  6 days back

                                                                              They should replace all of the commentators on RAW with people who actually know what they're doing, rather then just reciting what Vince tells them to say. They're all awful.

                                                                              • Tom Dahmer
                                                                                Tom Dahmer  6 days back

                                                                                Remove Corey and Cole, and make it like NXT where they treat it more like a legit contest instead of cartoon wrestling.

                                                                                • Abel Ponce De Leon
                                                                                  Abel Ponce De Leon  6 days back

                                                                                  By getting rid of that idiot Micheal Cole

                                                                                  • Aaron Y
                                                                                    Aaron Y  6 days back

                                                                                    Get rid of Michael cole!

                                                                                    • Alex Gousgou
                                                                                      Alex Gousgou  6 days back

                                                                                      Why do you wear a PAOK shirt?

                                                                                      • Shawn
                                                                                        Shawn  6 days back

                                                                                        A follow up to my Phoenix/Young comment. It just feels like everything they add is either redundant or overly forced which then just makes the viewer feel uncomfortable which in turn makes me feel uncomfortable for Phoenix and or Young depending on which one I am listening to on commentary.

                                                                                        • Kevin Nelson
                                                                                          Kevin Nelson  6 days back

                                                                                          The real question is, why does Graves hate Sasha so much lol.

                                                                                          • Shawn
                                                                                            Shawn  6 days back

                                                                                            Young and Phoenix are just awful and that is not being sexist - it is simply stating that they are bad at commentary. That's it.

                                                                                            • stuka187
                                                                                              stuka187  6 days back

                                                                                              Simple someone tell Greaves and Young to stop agruing with each other and tell Cole to stop pushing whats up next every 60 seconds!

                                                                                              • Dashie41
                                                                                                Dashie41  6 days back

                                                                                                Renee needs to go back doing backstage interviews and have Beth Phoenix on commentary

                                                                                                • Travis Parker
                                                                                                  Travis Parker  6 days back

                                                                                                  Michel cole needs to go away