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Topic: Booker T On Smackdown
Posted By: WWWEFan
Subject: Booker T On Smackdown
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 09:16
Booker made great return to WWE but to smackdown announce team.
I believe that Booker is going to wrestle some day in WWE
 



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Posted By: Spanner1971
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 11:26
I Dug It, Sucka !

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 11:38
Its great that Booker T is back and he shut up Micheal Cole quick I do believe that he will become a really good commentator.

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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 14:45
I thought he was poor. I could have done what he did with hardly saying anything, and what he did say didn't add to the show.

He didn't seem to know who some of the people were, and wasn't knowledgable on names of moves.

I'm sure he will improve after being thrown in at the deep end on return, but I hope he's studying WWE more in his free time to get upto speed.


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Posted By: kingrex2005
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 16:39
Booker T had quite a pop last night despite the fact I'm sure many of the fans nowadays don't really know who he is.  But to see the spinaroonie again brought a little happiness to me.  But as the Admin said, he doesn't know most of the wrestlers and needs to study up on the movesets, even though the only real moves he SHOULD learn are the finishers of the competitors.

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Shut your mouth and know your role, you damn Jabroni!


Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 05/February/2011 at 17:43
I thought he was terrible. 

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Posted By: JohnKy75
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 01:17
http://vids.wwe.com/index.php/video/SmackDown-Booker-T-joins-the-SmackDown-announce-team/777046648001/ - http://vids.wwe.com/index.php/video/SmackDown-Booker-T-joins-the-SmackDown-announce-team/777046648001/
I thought Book did well on his first crack at announcing, he tripped over himself a few times but its expected that he will get better at that as he goes along, I do love the fact that he dont let Cole get anything on him and maybe Book and King will both beat the hell out of Cole...one can only hope.

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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 01:40
him shutting Cole up was the best part of the whole show to me.  Cole showed what a wimp he was by not talking back to him when Booker would get on his case.  


Posted By: kingrex2005
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 02:45
Could Booker be replacing Matt Striker?

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Posted By: wwejim01
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 07:39
I thought Booker was terrible too, but I think wwes overexcited about having Booker T back that they want to involve him as much as possible. You can tell that its been awhile since Booker has watched wwe before returning, he didn't really mention the new wreslers and the storylines happening right now. He was better by the end of it, then he never shut up lol, he was even talking over Cole and Josh!


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 17:52
Booker is going to wrestle.
I know.
Look at CM Punk.
He was 1st Anouncer but then he started again wrestle.
I wouldn't be suprised if he starts wrestle again.
 


Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 20:12
Um dude we know he's going to wrestle when through who knows wouldnt mind seeing booker t vs edge I don't believe that has happened yet

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Posted By: Pac-Man
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 21:59
Actually, bro, Booker vs. Edge actually did happen once, at WrestleMania X8.

Focusing on the matter of what Booker is doing right now, I actually find it pretty cool the way he's just denigrating and trashing
Michael Cole. Booker actually looks like a guy who's enjoying his job and who's enjoying owning a little annoying stringbean, like JBL before him. As opposed to Jerry Lawler, who comes across like just as much of a penitent worm as Cole except on the other side, and now even an opportunistic glory hog to boot - as a face. Cole's always best when he's trying to bounce off somebody who's fabulously ragging on him anyway.

I don't know when Booker's gonna start wrestling again, but personally I'm enjoying what we're getting so far on the table.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 22:30
He really sounded like he had no idea what he was talkling about for about 60 percent of the show. I thought it was funny when Cole would call him out.

BOOKER: Rey seems to be caught in the ropes.

COLE: Great observation, Booker.

The guy seemed nervous to me. His first line was like "Kelly Kelly has to have a reason." It was like he was sitting there and was like "Oh, shit, I better say something." Also, Cole made some very valid points that Booker could only really dispute by calling Cole a piece of shit. Josh Mathews literally held the commentary together (and deserves credit for doing so without making it all about him).

That being said, it was only his first time.



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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 06/February/2011 at 22:34
yeah, Josh Matthews did a great job that night.  It was funny though when he and Booker would talk without involving Cole.  Reminded me of the Old School RAW when JR came out to call the Swagger/Bryan match and he and King discussed the match without involving Cole.  Cole acted like a pure ass that night too and it was funny when JR hit him in the head with his hat before leaving.  


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 12:50
U guys are right


Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 13:41
He just seemed like he didn't want to actually call anything. I can imagine Vince ear-raping him in the headset towards the end until he actually did some work.

But let's be honest, ANYONE is better than Matt Striker. That guy fucking sucked.


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Posted By: wwejim01
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 15:25
IDK, Striker does suck at commentary, but Scott Stanford or whatever the hell the guys name is on wwe Superstars may be the worse! Booker T did fine at the end of it!


Posted By: xXDemon_DuckXx
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 16:19
Originally posted by Rob Franklin Rob Franklin wrote:

He just seemed like he didn't want to actually call anything. I can imagine Vince ear-raping him in the headset towards the end until he actually did some work.

But let's be honest, ANYONE is better than Matt Striker. That guy fucking sucked.
 
Anybody? ANYBODY?
 
So you would rather have Stanford or Adamle (Jeff Harvey, anybody?) on commentary than Striker?
Honestly, Id rather have Striker over Matthews any day.
 
But Booker is a very good replacement. The guy is a gem on commentary, but not comparing him to when Punk had a temporary seat at the table on Raw.
If Booker wants a Lawler-type role, he would be better at occasional in-ring appearances than Lawler would.


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 18:15
Adamle was funny though, Striker is just pretentious and tries too hard to be smark-friendly.

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Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 19:26
I'd honestly rather have Adamle tbh. Striker grates my ears and annoys the hell out of me. I agree that at times he can be great, when he's talking about holds and whatnot, but 90% of his shtick is him yelling bullshit and trying to sound smarter than he is. It's embarrassing when someone who doesn't usually watch hears him say something retarded like "AND YOU KNOW WE'RE IN DC AND DOLPH ZIGGLER IS BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE IC CHAMPION!"

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 19:35

I'll tell you who I would rather have back. Jim fucking Ross because even a JR at his worst shits all over everyone else in the commentry and thats the bottom line cause the Shiz says so



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 19:44
I didnt think much of Booker on commentary, he just didnt seem to have much to say and when he did he tripped over his lines quite alot. Also his gravelly voice isnt really cut out for announcing, sometimes its difficult to understand him.
 
Personally I would have used him as a mid-card babyface putting over top-level heels, he could work with guys like Sheamus, Wade Barrett and Alberto Del Rio.
 
Also what has happened to Striker?


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 20:24
I always found Stryker to be funny.  Maybe it was unintentional. 
 
I just hope that WWE doesn't get too impatient.  IF Booker is going to be an announcer, then he's going to need some time.  Keep him with Josh Matthews, although they can lose Cole (keep him on Raw.)  But Booker and Matthews need some time together to get their timing done.  They need to learn their roles at the table.


Posted By: xXDemon_DuckXx
Date Posted: 09/February/2011 at 20:48
Originally posted by L-shizzel L-shizzel wrote:

I'll tell you who I would rather have back. Jim fucking Ross because even a JR at his worst shits all over everyone else in the commentry and thats the bottom line cause the Shiz says so

 
Oh my brother, testify!
 
JR at his worst is STILL better than most of these guys at their best. I say put him back on Raw, move Cole to SD! and let him get torn apart by Booker (hopefully he does it the way JBL did). And with Matthews? Hell, either put him on Superstars and replace Stanford (and all of his lacking greatnesss) or just put him backstage where he belongs.


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Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 03:54
I'll admit it, I was a big fan of Matt Striker and Mike adamle

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Posted By: wwejim01
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 06:01
Matt Striker said the most annoying things though. I hate it when Striker (JR does it too) calls the World Heavyweight Champion the World"s" Heavyweight Champion, what the hell Worlds champion!!! Then he uses those big words because he has to let us know that he was a teacher! How about when he makes up these names for wrestlers and their moves, with Cody Rhodes and the Crossroads EVERYTIME he has to say that qoute, EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! God I miss JR and Tazz!


Posted By: Chris
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 13:03
Honestly, they should have made him a wrestler. But who knows? If Lawler gets a chance for the WWE Championchip, why not Booker? He was terrible, like Punk. So Punk was just injured, maybe Booker is also injured? Or maybe he just wants to be known by those kids that do not know him, and later, maybe in one and a half year he could be a wrestler again.
If that happens, I hope I'll hear 'Can you dig it - SUCKA' and not his King Booker music again :D
So I hope he'll be back in the ring soon.


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Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 14:40
Originally posted by Chris Chris wrote:

Honestly, they should have made him a wrestler. But who knows? If Lawler gets a chance for the WWE Championchip, why not Booker? He was terrible, like Punk. So Punk was just injured, maybe Booker is also injured? Or maybe he just wants to be known by those kids that do not know him, and later, maybe in one and a half year he could be a wrestler again.
If that happens, I hope I'll hear 'Can you dig it - SUCKA' and not his King Booker music again :D
So I hope he'll be back in the ring soon.


Punk was the best person to hold a WWE commentators mic in years


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Posted By: mastersmartjason
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 17:36
I think Booker will do both announcing and wrestle. I am glad that he is away from TNA though.

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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 19:20
For the time being Booker will be a commentator which is fine when he feels it necessary he will wrestle.

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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 10/February/2011 at 23:52
if he wrestles anymore, it should be much in the form that Jerry Lawler wrestles.  Go in and take up where the young wrestler is disrespecting the older guys and let the newbie get a win over him making him look good in the process then go back to the announce table until another situation arises that calls for this. 


Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 11/February/2011 at 03:49
BookerT vs kofi kingston?

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 11/February/2011 at 14:53

it wouldn't be so good match



Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 11/February/2011 at 20:39
Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

it wouldn't be so good match

it's a way that kingston can be apart of a good feud with booker. I think it would be a great match!

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Posted By: mastersmartjason
Date Posted: 11/February/2011 at 20:56
Originally posted by mikej690 mikej690 wrote:

Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

it wouldn't be so good match

it's a way that kingston can be apart of a good feud with booker. I think it would be a great match!


True, they both do have a unique athletic abilities.


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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 11/February/2011 at 23:03
That's true but Booker isnt gonna wrestle soon...


Posted By: wwejim01
Date Posted: 12/February/2011 at 05:46
LOL Booker T is way too funny on commentary, I bet Cole and Josh can't stand doing commentary with him. Hes so hyper and he never shuts up!! He goes on and on and on, even when a wrestler goes for a finisher or they go for the pin he does the lead commentary role and talks over Josh. I think hes a great wrestler, but commentary is not Bookers strong point. Would have rather seen Nash do that job!


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 12/February/2011 at 10:27
1) Alberto wouldn't let go of the armbar on Kofi and Booker was shouting how Del Rio is trying to end his career. Since when as an armbar ended a career?
 
2) Rey Mysterio jumped off the ring apron one leg either side of Barrett's head to put him on his arse. Booker said he's experienced that move and he knows Wade will be hurting from it for the next week. Seriously??? It's one of the weakest moves in the whole of the WWE.
 
3) Also during the Mysterio/Barrett contest he said Barrett will be a champion one day, but not tonight. Well of course not tonight Booker because it's not a title contest for crying out loud.
 
No improvement at all on his first week. Can anyone add anymore Booker stupidity/mistakes to the thread?


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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 12/February/2011 at 23:33
:DYou saying that because u dont like Booker T as a wrestler


Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 04:12
A armbar can break your arm! so it can end your career!

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 13:05

Armbar is bullshit.



Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 14:37
And yet that same armbar has put Christian and Rey out of action, for the purpose of WWE storylines.

Yeah. total bullshit. Stupid commentator, sticking to continuity and making a Wrestlemania Main Eventer's finishing move look strong. What a dick!


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Posted By: mastersmartjason
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 17:00
Originally posted by Trice Trice wrote:

And yet that same armbar has put Christian and Rey out of action, for the purpose of WWE storylines.

Yeah. total bullshit. Stupid commentator, sticking to continuity and making a Wrestlemania Main Eventer's finishing move look strong. What a dick!


You guys have to understand.. he is in the Wrestlemania main event. Everything he does have to be taken seriously. Just like every other move wrestlers use. Attitude Adjustment, RKO, Pedigree, etc.


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Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 17:14
Originally posted by mastersmartjason mastersmartjason wrote:

Originally posted by Trice Trice wrote:

And yet that same armbar has put Christian and Rey out of action, for the purpose of WWE storylines.

Yeah. total bullshit. Stupid commentator, sticking to continuity and making a Wrestlemania Main Eventer's finishing move look strong. What a dick!


You guys have to understand.. he is in the Wrestlemania main event. Everything he does have to be taken seriously. Just like every other move wrestlers use. Attitude Adjustment, RKO, Pedigree, etc.


this is why we need a sarcasm font LOL


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 13/February/2011 at 18:51
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

1) Alberto wouldn't let go of the armbar on Kofi and Booker was shouting how Del Rio is trying to end his career. Since when as an armbar ended a career?
 
2) Rey Mysterio jumped off the ring apron one leg either side of Barrett's head to put him on his arse. Booker said he's experienced that move and he knows Wade will be hurting from it for the next week. Seriously??? It's one of the weakest moves in the whole of the WWE.
 
3) Also during the Mysterio/Barrett contest he said Barrett will be a champion one day, but not tonight. Well of course not tonight Booker because it's not a title contest for crying out loud.
 
No improvement at all on his first week. Can anyone add anymore Booker stupidity/mistakes to the thread?
 
He's trying to Put over how deadly the Armbar is and the way it was exucted was excellent not many people in the WWE can do that.
 
2. Trying to put over Rey and try to make things a little realistic you may think its one of the weakest moves in wrestling but it could hurt you don't know.
 
 
3. I have no excuse for that other then the fact that this is merley his second week so yeah there will be some rookie mistakes as well.


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Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 14/February/2011 at 02:49
Originally posted by mastersmartjason mastersmartjason wrote:

Originally posted by Trice Trice wrote:

And yet that same armbar has put Christian and Rey out of action, for the purpose of WWE storylines.

Yeah. total bullshit. Stupid commentator, sticking to continuity and making a Wrestlemania Main Eventer's finishing move look strong. What a dick!


You guys have to understand.. he is in the Wrestlemania main event. Everything he does have to be taken seriously. Just like every other move wrestlers use. Attitude Adjustment, RKO, Pedigree, etc.
Anyone can do an an F-U(i refuse to call it the AA!) hell my own gradmother can do it. RKO? pedigree? really? thats just your fav 3 wrestlers isn't it! Anyway an arm bar can snap your arm in half! and thats more realistic then a person jumping in the air slamming you to the ground.

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 18/February/2011 at 10:36
:D.
Tell me one REAL finisher


Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 18/February/2011 at 13:05
watch some MMA.  mikej is right.  an armbar can break your arm.  It's been done on MMA a lot.  


Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 10:25
Originally posted by mikej690 mikej690 wrote:

A armbar can break your arm! so it can end your career!
 
OK name me some wrestlers who had their career ended by a broken arm.
 
Booker T for the second week in a row said "big leg drop" when Kofi was doing the Boom Drop. Thankfully Josh Matthews quickly corrected him.
 
After showing the supermarket clip he didn't even know how many times he's been a tag team champion.
 
When talking about how Smackdown was named after The Rock he said he wanted the show named after him instead, despite him not being in WWE in 1999 when Smackdown started.
 
Another really poor commentary showing screwing up the basics.


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 11:36
3 weeks in a row is not good I really hope he improves soon if not he may as well be a wrestler full time because commentating is definatley not for him.

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 14:06
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

OK name me some wrestlers who had their career ended by a broken arm.




Tongue


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Posted By: ozwwefan
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 14:43
Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:

Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

OK name me some wrestlers who had their career ended by a broken arm.




Tongue
hehe Kondor, Dave's best promo EVER. Clap

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Posted By: Ministry Hunter
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 15:15
Best because it was thankfully his last...

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Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 20:13
yes, I agree.  That is one lug I have not missed at all.  


Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 19/February/2011 at 23:23
Originally posted by Kondor Kondor wrote:

Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

OK name me some wrestlers who had their career ended by a broken arm.




Tongue
 
HAHA, I miss that spotlight grabbing Batista so much. He sucked in the ring but his heel Batista character in 2009 and 2010 was awesome.
 
Come back Big Dave, Willy misses you


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Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 20/February/2011 at 00:45
If hes going to stay on commentary, make him intentionally bad like Adamle a few months in. Capitalise on his terrible-ness.

Its clear he isnt cut out for announcing, he just isnt natural in the role, seems really forced even this early in. It must run in the family considering how shit Stevie Ray was on the WCW table.

Or, you know. Lace the boots and get him back in the ring.


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Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 20/February/2011 at 02:10
I not going to lie he's better of wrestling then talking about a match.

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 20/February/2011 at 06:31
OK.  I want Booker to move over to managing now.  Put him JTG's corner for a while.  See if he can help that slacker.
 
Let's get Kevin Nash at the table for a few weeks.  Or just bring back Matt Stryker.  At least I found Stryker to be funny.  But I'm not sure I was supposed to... Geek


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 20/February/2011 at 12:03
Hmmm where is Kevin Nash?
I haven't seen him since Royal Rumble


Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 21/February/2011 at 04:58
Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

Hmmm where is Kevin Nash?
I haven't seen him since Royal Rumble
Mostly making indy appearances and working the convention circuit.  He's got a Legends deal.  His likeness is availabe for WWE merchandise, and he will do publicity... but he's free to do indy work as long as it's not televised or recorded for DVD sales.


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 22/February/2011 at 14:23

Ahhh Ok.

I would wanna see him in match


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 26/February/2011 at 06:20
Ash its hard to believe


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:32
Booker T is gonna wrestle after WrestleMania!!
I have read about that.
 


Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:34
Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

Booker T is gonna wrestle after WrestleMania!!
I have read about that.
 
You need Proof bro!

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:36
:) i believe that u will see it after WM.
And go search blogs about that.


Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:41

Booker T is great wrestler ,big changes win title.



Posted By: MariaS
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:51
make use of the edit post option.  All of that could have been written into one posting. 


Posted By: MaNonTheMoon
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 05:58
So, any truth to Book lacing up his boots one more time? or is this the WWE giving alot of fans false hope?

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 06:01
I have read blogs,forums all kinda.
U will see after WM that its going to happend


Posted By: Trice
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 11:11
Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

Booker T is gonna wrestle after WrestleMania!!
I have read about that.
 


Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

:) i believe that u will see it after WM.
And go search blogs about that.


Originally posted by WWWEFan WWWEFan wrote:

I have read blogs,forums all kinda.
U will see after WM that its going to happend


This is a wrestling forum. If you were to post links to the places you read about this, we could all have a discussion about it, similar to what occurs at a wrestling forum

You are not Dixie Carter, we are not itnerested in your "watch and see, omg super duper surprise"

Back up yoru statements, or dont post them. Otherwise whats the use in the first place?


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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 14:57
:D
Example CM Punk returned as a announcer but started wrestler later.


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 09/March/2011 at 16:42
rofl

Wat the fuck are you talking about?



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 18/March/2011 at 13:02
Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

rofl

Wat the fuck are you talking about?

 
I think the troll is just after one of the famous Pac release threads.
 

Quote From Jim Ross Website

cistern_malfunction Asks:

Howdy Jim! Just wanted to get your thoughts upon the recent unveiling of one Booker T at the announce table, particularly on SmackDown! Personally, I find his commentary hilarious, at times, and would go so far as to say easily the best announcer on air, since you hung up your esteemed mic. Good health

J.R.'s Answer:

I think that Booker has the personality and talent to become a very entertaining and effective announcer but his best days are yet to come. He should continue to improve and if he does he can be a significant contributor at the announce desk for years to come. I'm pleased he's getting a shot.

See even JR who always looks on the bright side, can't find something positive so far.
 
I should hope so because he couldn't get much worse.


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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 19/March/2011 at 06:19

JR will return to announcer maybe if Booker T starts wrestling again



Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 19/March/2011 at 08:26
I think Booker will step into the ring again eventually. It's bound to happen. Once you're a wrestler you're always a wrestler. They had Finlay as a road agent in WWE for five years before he got back into the squared circle. As for J.R. stepping back into the broadcasting booth full time I don't think so. He will only come back for a few special appearances.

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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 19/March/2011 at 14:17
Well i agree with Booker T but i still hope that JR would returns to announce


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 23/April/2011 at 10:24
I'm shocked at how much Booker T has improved on commentary.

I really thought his was going to be another Randy Savage thing where he'd just spout off one liners and catch phrases, but he's gotten a ton better. He does still get shown up by Cole most of the time and can say dumb shit, but hes getting there.


Posted By: Rob Franklin
Date Posted: 05/May/2011 at 02:24
Booker T is getting bearable on commentary. Still not great, but he's still better than Matt "CENA'S FREE" Striker.

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Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 23/May/2011 at 04:20
Booker T continues to dissapoint me on commentary ..

This isn't backstage with the boys doing mock color, this is live PPV and SD were talking about!

I thought he would do well but he never really progressed any from 1st debuting. Really, he sucks. Some of the things he says I can't understand, he mumbles over his words and that laugh has to be toned down.

He should have just stayed in the ring if you ask me .. I was never really a fan of him doing color but I acceppted it because of who he is. But after tonights PPV its safe 2 say he really needs 2 step his game up.

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 23/May/2011 at 05:56
Booker blew it at the OTL.  I'm wondering how much "fixing" of his audio they are doing on SD.  I think they must be re-dubbing him or just editing him.  He seems to be noticable worse when he's calling a live show than on tape.


Posted By: MegaManXXV
Date Posted: 23/May/2011 at 06:24
Hell yeah thundarr .. they gotta edit his stuff ..

I mean, he just don't come off as professional 2 me .. he's 2 ghetto .. and I hate 2 use that sterotype because I speak ebonics and I live in the hood but I know when 2 be professional and do my job. Just horrible ..

And that's sad .. because I like Book ...



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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 31/August/2011 at 21:24

Quote From Jim Ross Website

How do I compare Booker's announcing to JBL or Mick Foley's work? Really not fair for me to judge my peers but all three are uniquely different talents. Booker is in a new role and not unlike wrestling it takes time to develop one's game. Broadcasting the genre isn't easy.

It's unfair for anyone to compare Booker Ts commentary to names that had been doing the job a lot longer than he has.

He's still not brilliant but there is no doubt he's improved a fair bit since he debuted earlier this year.

One of the more entertaining aspects of Smackdown is Booker going on about his "Fave Five".



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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 31/August/2011 at 22:28
Hes improved alot since he started and I can now tolerate his broadcasting efforts if nothing more.

While hes not in the league of JR, Joey Styles, JBL, Michael Cole or even Foley or Striker, hes still better than bland annoucers like Josh Matthews and Todd Grisham.

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 01/September/2011 at 05:06
I like Josh Mathews.  Although he tends to be livelier on Superstars.
 
Booker T's Fave Five is interesting.  There has to be a way to expand this.  Maybe a short segment where Booker reveals his 5 each week.  We all know that somebody would have to interupt him and it could used to spark some action between guys.


Posted By: Maty
Date Posted: 01/September/2011 at 23:15
Perhaps they could have a bit on WWE.com with a list of his current fave five. I can't keep track of it though so is it Daniel Bryan, Wade Barrett, Sheamus, Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes? It is an entertaining side part to the show though.


Posted By: John The Baptist
Date Posted: 01/September/2011 at 23:33
Still not seeing (hearing) this "improvement".

He still talks a load of bollocks with a few "yo dawg" and "that move was sick, nigga" phrases thrown in for good measure. Way worse than Adamle, IMO.


Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 02/September/2011 at 01:11
Im with John, Booker T is not improving at all. I dont understand what he says half the time and he calls every face wrestler "My man (insert wrestler)"
 
He is hurting the product more than helping it


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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 02/September/2011 at 05:23
Oh don't confuse my earlier post.  I find Booker T to generally very annoying at the table.  He's struggles to offer much that's relevant or enhances the actual action within the ring.   I've notice that he's more contained in the taped shows, and guess there's some editing and prehaps some redubbing.  But the live broadcasts show he's not made any significant improvements.
 
I just think him having a Fave Five segment each week could be used as a basis for more interesting things.  It's been a while since WWE used a regular "mini-show" interview segment.    


Posted By: Vladel
Date Posted: 02/September/2011 at 07:43
He should be off commentary because he's awful. I preferred  matt striker but before he went off, he had gone a bit off the boil but i don't agree with the sentiments that ex-wrestlers make good commentators as a rule.

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Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 26/September/2011 at 15:56
Quote WWE has had discussions of Booker T coming back to wrestle in a short program on SmackDown against an undisclosed opponent.

Booker T has competed in one match since assuming the SmackDown color commentator position in February. On the June 6 episode of Raw, Booker wrestled his first singles match for the organization in four years, gaining a victory over Jack Swagger via count out.
  
I don't see how having Booker T return to the ring will help with Smackdown's piss-poor show attendence.  And it certainly won't help him improve as a commentator.  I think it would be worth a shot to have Booker act as manager for a new tag team.  Have Booker try to find the next Harlem Heat or that sort of thing.


Posted By: thundarr2000
Date Posted: 28/September/2011 at 16:09
I've been so wrong.  Booker T really is the greatest announcer the WWE has got. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoZKxfAOXp8" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoZKxfAOXp8
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G3QV4axgAA" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G3QV4axgAA
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRQ78tJIZAE" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRQ78tJIZAE
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvwLQtDDtT4" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvwLQtDDtT4
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL42u5xeCnk" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL42u5xeCnk
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4r5qOHQ328" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4r5qOHQ328
 
 


Posted By: Willy1225
Date Posted: 28/September/2011 at 17:32
I agree Thundaar, Booker really is great LOL
 
Awesome clips, the Christian one really cracks me up


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Posted By: WWWEFan
Date Posted: 30/September/2011 at 12:16
Booker T is great announcer.
Maybe we will see him in action again :P


Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 30/September/2011 at 15:49
WWE officials have discussed an in-ring return for Booker T, likely a short feud. Word is that Booker may feud with Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. An idea has been pitched that would have the two wrestle at Vengeance as a way to put Cody in the spotlight.

-- At one point in the past week, the idea for the main event at WWE’s Vengeance pay-per-view was John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Kevin Nash in a four-way, but that will likely change. We noted earlier that WWE has a CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio singles feud penciled in for this year.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
 
I dont mind this idea. Cody has been lumbered with feuds with Zeke Jackson and Ted Dibiase, neither of whom are particularly over, so at least a programme with Booker might draw some interest to Cody and the Intercontinental title.
Booker is a decent on screen talent and can still work a good match, I would rather see him actively wrestling again rather than announcing which to be honest he is only average at.
 
 
Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

Quote WWE has had discussions of Booker T coming back to wrestle in a short program on SmackDown against an undisclosed opponent.

Booker T has competed in one match since assuming the SmackDown color commentator position in February. On the June 6 episode of Raw, Booker wrestled his first singles match for the organization in four years, gaining a victory over Jack Swagger via count out.
  
I don't see how having Booker T return to the ring will help with Smackdown's piss-poor show attendence.  And it certainly won't help him improve as a commentator.  I think it would be worth a shot to have Booker act as manager for a new tag team.  Have Booker try to find the next Harlem Heat or that sort of thing.
 
I like this idea, I would like to see Booker pair with Zeke Jackson, or maybe Darren Young, Percy Watson or Titus O'Neil in a new Harlem Heat team.


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Posted By: admin
Date Posted: 30/September/2011 at 16:29
For months i've seen Cody as the one he would return to face. It's been obvious.

All it takes for them to have a match is for Booker to finally flip at him for his bag men giving him a bag every week, which he doesn't like.

Booker in a tag team isn't a bad idea Fletcher, but do all your four picks have to be black Tongue


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Posted By: Fletch
Date Posted: 30/September/2011 at 19:09
Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

Booker in a tag team isn't a bad idea Fletcher, but do all your four picks have to be black Tongue
 
A Harlem Heat 2011 team wouldn't really work with a white member. Tongue


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Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 16/October/2011 at 03:33
Booker T on commetary is the best thing on smackdown lol! I remember he said the hip bone connected to somethin he said and it was funny as hell!

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Posted By: Kondor
Date Posted: 24/October/2011 at 08:53
Originally posted by thundarr2000 thundarr2000 wrote:

I've been so wrong.  Booker T really is the greatest announcer the WWE has got. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoZKxfAOXp8" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoZKxfAOXp8

ROTF, John Cena's "limited skills and ability". LOL I haven't seen a WWF broadcaster call it like it is that honestly since Gorilla Monsoon and Jessie Ventura. 

I'm assuming Vince didn't yell those lines into Booker's earpiece. 


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Posted By: mikej690
Date Posted: 02/December/2011 at 10:04
Booker T is the best annoucer ever because he's entertaining other then the other guys like cole and josh he's just funny and you dont know what he's going to say next. I think the reason christmas smackdown sucked was because of booker not being on the announce team.

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