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10/2/12 6:00 PM
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With Jerry Lawler recently suffering a heart attack and names such as Jim Ross and JBL filling in for him on the Raw announce team, F4WOnline.com is reporting that WWE has instructed Michael Cole to lay-off the Jim Ross insults and play more of a babyface role on commentary. No word on how Cole's character will progress when Lawler returns, but JBL has been playing a bit more of a heel role on commentary at times, which has allowed Cole to work more as a babyface, respecting the seriousness of Jerry Lawler's situation.
10/2/12 8:01 PM
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That all makes decent sense.  The problem is that JR isn't really as sharp anymore and has lost a step.  He should be used once in awhile to call big matches. 

 

Wonder if he is just filling in out of respect for Jerry.

10/2/12 8:22 PM
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I was wondering why Cole has been acting like such a babyface since the King had his heart attack.

10/2/12 9:33 PM
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Hard to really think of Cole heel after he (rightfully) broke character when King had his heart attack. I thought he was going to cry. I mean that as a compliment.
10/2/12 10:32 PM
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He was already playing less heel before the heart attack. Phone Post
10/2/12 10:37 PM
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He was already moving away from being a full on heel commentator since like WM, this Jerry Lawler situation seems to be the final straw in the heel Cole persona. Phone Post
10/2/12 11:12 PM
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I called this on the night Jerry suffered the heart attack. I even made a thread about that being the only way they were able to turn Cole face. Phone Post
10/3/12 12:44 PM
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Now that JR is back, they should just have Cole go back to being full heel. It always works best with an impartial commentator and a heel commentator.

JR has definitely slipped. Maybe he, like many, just can't get into this PG bullshit. It has to be hard to sell some that shit.

10/3/12 1:10 PM
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Michael Cole as a heel is one of the most irritating, and uncomfortable things about RAW.

He actually make me want to change the channel.

10/3/12 1:53 PM
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Michael Cole as a heel is one of the most irritating, and uncomfortable things about RAW.

He actually make me want to change the channel.


I like Cole, it's funny how he is such a dork trying to be a badass.

I know how you feel about wanting to the channel, I used to feel the same with JBL on announcing, but more so when he had a title and was in the ring calling himself a wrestling god.

He's also a republican and I don't care for those people.


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