So the Cole/Lawler burying of the Highlight Reel last night got me
thinking: When announcers are put in that position, what SHOULD they
Obviously the perfect world involves scripts that don't suck and
performers who can execute them, but let's throw that out for the
moment. Let's also create a fantasy environment where Vince DOESN'T
scream into headsets.
Should an announcer go the Mike Tenay/Tony Schiavone route of
overselling and gushing over a segment that is clearly flopping,
damaging their own credibility but trying to get the product over? Or
do you bury the segment, saying out loud what the audience is perhaps
thinking, but guaranteeing that the angle bombs?