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JBL's Reevaluation (2015)

His name is JBL and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the former WWE Champion. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. JBL Show - Still, one of the most entertaining pieces WWE puts out for fans.
  2. Heel Announcer - When he sticks to this role, it fits his style really well.
  3. Isn't Lawler - I'll just leave it at that.
  4. Versatile - He can work a physical angle, spout historical facts, promote the product, and work as a face or heel at any time.
  5. Favorite Announcer - For some of you, he is currently the best WWE has to offer.

Best comment comes via SouthofHeaven64:

"Brings a sense of history and focus when he’s allowed to (comparing Harper & Rowan to Hansen and Brody always brought a smile to my face)."


What you loathed:

  1. Random Style - He has yet to pin down a style as an announcer. He puts on whatever cowboy hat the WWE needs at the time.
  2. Catchphrases - "Flyin' Uso, Maggle!", "The bull is twerkin'!" - Please stop, they're awful. Also, he joins in with crowd chants, that's really annoying, why do announcers do that now?
  3. Shilling - We'll just blame Vince on this one, but he becomes quite annoying when it's time to push product.
  4. Heel or Face - Which are you? He usually has a heel-ish edge, but then goes out and buries The Ascension, what?
  5. Tries Too Hard - Natural reactions are when JBL is at his best. The shouting, catchphrases, and jokes usually fall flat.

Best comment comes via ReverendKain:

"Unfortunately, he devolves into Shouty Interjection Man far too often in a three-man booth."

On to the poll! With 344 votes, JBL's average score is 2.9, last year he received a 3.2

Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back Sunday to recap, with updated poll scores and the best comments of the week.

Until then!

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