Color commentary is something Michael Cole has dwindled at throughout his career in the WWE, and other wrestlers such as Bryon Saxton, Corey Graves, Booker T and his colleague JBL have joined him. There are many candidates as to who could join the commentary panel, both retired and current Superstars if something could ever shake up the color commentary team. The good news is that the WWE has a talented range of wrestlers to choose from who could have a decent career being a commentator. You only have to look in the direction of some wrestlers who have their own segment on WWE programming and others who are good on the mic.
For example, Miz TV is usually featured before and after pay per views, and is interesting to watch so The Miz is a good person to consider calling matches; that is if he doesn’t mind taking time out of his acting career to work commentary. Also, there’s Dean Ambrose who has guested on Jericho's Highlight Reel, and now has the Ambrose Asylum, providing entertainment for the WWE Universe. So both Jericho and Ambrose are both good people to have, plus, they’ve already called matches before so it’s not something they’re used to.
Being as big of a name as some of these wrestlers may be, it would still be hard to replace some of the commentary veterans. But if anyone would be able to fill the shoes of the color commentary, it would be one of the WWE Superstars listed here today. Color commentary has been a lost art for a while now in WWE. While many of us were probably excited when JBL first began commentary, his act has grown old. He can't seem to decide whether to cheer faces or heels and we know him best for his 'c'mon Migggall' line. His shouting often has nothing to do with the action and just sounds obnoxious.
There has to be some talent that could do a better job than him at the announce table, right?
Here are 15 WWE Superstars (past and present) Who Would Be Better Than JBL on Color Commentary.
15 15. Edge & Christian
If the WWE seems content to have three-man booths, Edge and/or Christian could add some good humor to the booth. Both have the ability to play face or heel and they have good on-air chemistry. The Edge and Christian Show keeps improving and appears to be a a mainstay on the WWE Network. Both stars are retired and they seem to enjoy sitting with a microphone and entertaining the audience. These two are paired together because either one would make a great choice.
14 14. Mick Foley
Mick Foley briefly had a stint on color commentary back in 2008, but it led to his WWE departure. Foley had some great potential on commentary but he often butted heads with Vince McMahon, who is constantly shouting into his announcers' headsets. Foley though, is incredibly articulate and has the ability to make the audience laugh. Foley with Mauro Ranallo on SmackDown could make an amazing team and blow the RAW announce team out of the water.
13 13. Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels is very comfortable in retirement and seems to have no desire to be near a wrestling ring, unless it's for the occasional appearance. There's no doubt though that HBK's charisma and big personality would shine on commentary. Who better to give insight into a match than perhaps the greatest in-ring performer of all time? HBK did some occasional guest commentary back in his hey-day and shined in the role when given the chance.
12 12. Kevin Owens
11 11. Sheamus
10 10. Chris Jericho
9 9. Sting
8 8. Dean Ambrose
7 7. Titus O’Neil
6 6. Stone Cold Steve Austin
5 5. Xavier Woods
4 4. Zack Ryder
3 3. The Miz
2 2. Daniel Bryan
1 1. The Big Show
The Big Show has done some guest commentary work recently. He was on commentary to advance his own storylines and he actually did a great job in selling the action. Big Show is more talented on the mic than people think, especially when he's able to just be himself. He seems to be getting phased out as a full-time wrestler now, so a move to the commentary booth may be in his future. It would take some time, but what a presence Show would be on commentary.
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