Michael Cole: Idiot or Victim?

Hey Scott,

 

I listen to quite a lot of podcasts and the general view of Michael Cole falls into 1 of 2 categories: 1) He’s just an obnoxious dork who doesn’t know or care about wrestling or 2) He’s just doing a job where he’s sabotaged from constant micro-managing and no one could possibly pull that job off.

 

I tend to fall into the camp 2 just based off the fact that he obviously is a hard worker and Vince McMahon is Vince McMahon. Thoughts?

 

Thanks.

 

I know WWE 24/7 isn’t around anymore, but go back in your time machine and listen to him calling the Shea Stadium show with Mick Foley, free of Vince interference and left to his own devices.  He’s GREAT there, joking around and talking at a much more human pace about stuff that’s actually relevant.  I’d lean towards #2.