Jim Ross defends Michael Cole over Wrestlemania 37 backlash. The veteran commentator made a huge botch during the main event of night 1.
Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair closed out night 1 of Wrestlemania 37. The historic affair between the two talented women was almost perfect but for the ending. Banks and Belair played their part to perfection but some fans were soured by Michael Cole screaming that Banks had kicked out while Belair celebrated her pinfall victory over the boss.
Fans took to social media and criticised the veteran announcer for his botch, along with few other mistakes he made over the course of both nights. However, Jim Ross, feels that Cole has been treated unfairly. Speaking on the latest edition of the Grilling JR podcast on AdFreeShows.com, JR said that Cole was only human and it was normal for him or anyone else to make mistakes.
Jim Ross defends Michael Cole over Wrestlemania 37 backlash
“I thought some of the audience was a little hard on Michael Cole for having a couple of mistakes. You know, this damn job Conrad, is not easy.
“You know, you think about it in logic. And think about it logically, you do a two or three-hour show without a script, with, you know, you’re not reading the lines, you are creating lines. You are creating the content.
“You’re bound to make a mistake here and there, and because of social media, a lot of the fans just have no patience. ‘Oh, he made a mistake.’ Yeah? And what is your point? Are you pointing out that he is human?”
JR added that with the curtain lifted on the business everyone was a quasi-booker who think they’re an expert on how to do the job.
“You know, I make plenty of them? And then, of course, when you make a mistake, everybody calls for your head. ‘Oh, they’ve got to get rid of JR. They have got to get rid of this; they’ve got to get rid of that guy.’
“Easy Einstein. You’ve got to be shi***** me. This, what are you basing this on? How old are you, 12? What do you get? 19 Twitter followers? You’re going to be an expert and tell me how to do my job? You can make suggestions, but you’re only going so far with that logic, I think Conrad.
“So, it’s a tough time to be on television where the digital imprint that’s there because everybody knows more than they’ve ever known; the curtain has been pulled back vividly. So now everyone is a quasi-booker, and it’s just sometimes not fair, quite frankly.”
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