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JBL gone from WWE


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According to this week's Wrestling Observer (dated September 25th, 2006), he has handed in his notice and is quitting the company completely, leaving his current one day-a-week announcing gig. The October 6th Smackdown will be his last show.

 

Apparently he's doing really well in his new day job as an investment banker in New York, and has decided he doesn't need the hassle of travelling to and from wherever Smackdown is taped every Tuesday. He's also been very critical of John Laurinaitis behind the scenes as well, and is somewhat disillusioned with the product.

 

In unrelated news that may become related soon, Tazz' contract is also up at the end of the year and he's looking for a raise. Apparently the radio tryouts he did on Sirius some months back went quite well, and he believes that he now has a bit of leverage, as he has somewhere else to go to if WWE don't comply with his wishes.

 

Stolen from UKFF.

 

Now if only Michael Cole quits too...

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This can not happen Smackdown has really picked up since JBL started announcing and is one of the main reasons i watch smackdown. JBL rules I hope WWE give him a rise as he deserves it more than Tazz and continues to reign supreme.
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That's even more dreadful news for Smackdown..you'd think Vince might get the hint with the reasons people are quitting all being due to the staff behind the scenes.
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This really sucks. JBL's commentary was one of the few plus points about SD! Obviously I wish him all the best in his investment banking job but WWE are really missing out on a great announcer here. Now I wonder where they will go from here. Would bringing Tazz back and leaving Joey Styles call ECW on his own be the best solution? I don't see any other realistic options for the time being unless someone steps in out of nowhere.
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I hope that isn't true. JBL has been awesome on commentary as a replacment for Tazz on Smackdown. Just when he was getting great reviews for his commentary work and getting respect at the same time he quits.

 

 

 

Please JBL DON'T LEAVE.

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Damn, this sucks. JBL had to be one of the best (if not THE best) color commentators in the WWE.

 

If they move Tazz back to SmackDown, I think it would be cool for them to make Paul Heyman the color man for ECW, but more than likely, they'll have Joey go back to working solo.

 

Here's another scenario: With WWE having a flashback and bringing in some former superstars, maybe they'll go to the old SmackDown! format and have Jerry "The King" Lawler pull double duty on RAW & SmackDown.

 

I don't know, there's alot of ways that WWE can go with this. I'm open for almost anything, but for God's sake, please don't put Coachman as an announcer ever again. If they put Coach on SD, I very well may stop watching SD (I'm close to that point anyways since I have to watch this week's SmackDown! at 10PM on Saturday because of a Cardinals game that fills SD's normal timeslot, but it's either that or 3AM on Sunday).

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Source?

 

You know, I never tell.......Just trust....He was thinking about leaving for the reasons mentioned, but he has been talked round by top brass.....

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You know, I never tell.......Just trust....He was thinking about leaving for the reasons mentioned, but he has been talked round by top brass.....

 

Does that mean he's being given more shower time with the rookies?

 

Also guys

 

Colour not color, geesh *******ise our language some more why not?

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