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Busted Open satellite radio recently spoke with WWE ring announcer Michael Cole. Here are some highlights from the interview.
On his start and his rise in WWE: “I got off on the wrong foot here in WWE for a bunch of different circumstances. Number one, I came from CBS News, so I came from outside the business. And this is back in 1997 where it’s still the ‘good ol boy’ network, where if you weren’t brought up and didn’t pay your dues in the wrestling industry you had no business being here. Jim Ross is a guy who dedicated 30 years of his life to this business. He started as a referee, building rings and morphed his way into becoming an announcer and he had paid his dues, as most of the guys had. So I came in in 1997 and I was first employee that was ever hired by the company that was an announcer. I came from CBS Radio. I had been a wrestling fan but I had never been involved in it in any aspect. So I come right out of the blue and start doing shows on WWE. So there was immediately ...
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Thanks to Ranjit Chahal for his help with these newsbits:
– Jim Ross arrived in the New York City area earlier tonight. Rather than going out in public, the longtime WWE commentator has opted to remain at the hotel and catch up with “the boys”. He is expected to be out and about through the rest of the week meeting fans, so it comes as no surprise that he would want some privacy...
WWE taped WWE SmackDown Monday night from the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Here are the full results.
* Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary.
* Ryback defeated Epico and Primo (w/ Rosa Mendes) in a handicap match.
* Team Rhode Scholars and The Bella Twins come out dressed as Tons of Funk and the Funkadactyls. They are then interrupted by the real group and they all...
Thanks to reader Chris Jessperado for texting us the following results:
WWE SmackDown (Airing Friday):
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler come out for commentary.
Ryback defeated Epico and Primo. Rosa Mendes was at ringside for the match. Ryback hit the shellshock on both Primo and Epico at the same time to pick up the win.
Team Rhodes Scholars and The Bella Twins come out dressed up...
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