Spend even a little time reading comments from WWE fans and you will see lots of folks complaining about the WWE commentary teams. Well, there have been a lot of changes taking place in this "New Era" and the commentary teams are not exempt from those changes.
Here is a statement released by the WWE last night regarding major changes to the commentary teams of their shows:
"It’s a New Era for the entire landscape of WWE, which continues to change and evolve with the WWE Brand Extension Draft. That includes the announce teams for WWE programming. The teams for Raw, SmackDown, “WWE Superstars” and WWE Main Event are all experiencing a major shakeup, including one major voice changing shows and several rising commentators being inserted into the lineup.
The new announce teams for WWE’s New Era will feature Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Monday nights on Raw, while Mauro Ranallo, JBL and David Otunga handle the commentary for SmackDown Live every Tuesday night.
Also receiving a makeover will be the announce teams for WWE Superstars and WWE Main Event. Both shows will be led by Tom Phillips, and he will be joined each and every week by Graves on WWE Superstars and Otunga on WWE Main Event."
As you may have noticed, Jerry Lawler is nowhere to be found in the announcement.