WWE Main Event – Commentary Suggestions

WWE announced last week that they will have a new one hour show on ION. It’s been explained by several people as “Superstars with plot,” and when I said, “So like NXT?” I was told no, this was more runoff from Raw and Smackdown. Well, that explained the wording, since Superstars, especially as of late, is those guys that just can’t get any time on Raw or Smackdown.

Okay, so Superstars, with a plot. Does this mean that they will actually act out the things Scott Stanford is describing weekly during the matches? Oh, so does that mean they are going to do the right thing and use Scott Stanford as the commentator? I’m going to assume they are.

Now, Scott Stanford has proven he really can work with anyone on commentary. He’s had Lawler, Punk, Mathews, and Striker beside him and excelled with every single one. As most people will start chiming in and telling me that Punk is the best, you know a pairing of Punk and Stanford is not happening long term as Punk is a main eventer, and while the show may be called WWE Main Event, it’s not.

But your head might be in the right direction. An hour show could be the perfect time to give those guys, and gals, some talking time. An opportunity to work their chops with a commentator who is open to talk to just about anyone, and knows how to take control when commentary is faltering. Or make a wrestler the third man in a commentary team. Give us Scott Stanford, the very underused Matt Striker, and a wrestler as the third man, even if just during one match. Stanford and Striker work wonders together and no how to keep pace with the match, even when mics are too low and they are meant to be drowned out by sounds of managers, or dancers, screaming on the sidelines.

Why did I not suggest Regal, whom I do adore? Regal and Stanford have a lot in common in commentary, which includes bringing stories to the commentary table and giving you a reason to pay attention to a wrestler. Regal does it in an almost undermining way while Stanford holds to his enthusiasm. Regal and Stanford are excellent in commentary, but you don’t need two men working towards the same goals, and better for Stanford as he brings that enthusiasm to the table every time. You need someone who sounds happy to be there because more often than not in the commentary teams they rarely have that sort of excitement.

Of course, they could put Lombardi with Stanford and it would be my new favorite show of the week.

Who would be your ideal commentary team for the new show? And when I ask ideal I would prefer to hear realistic idealism!

 

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13 comments on “WWE Main Event – Commentary Suggestions

  1. I know it would never happen, and it makes no sense to, but I would love a Johnny Curtis/Derrick Bateman commentary team. I find them hilarious when bouncing off each other, and with a lack of it on NXT since the antics were wrapped up, what better place than at a commentary table (especially for a show I would actually get on TV!)

    In more realistic options, by far Scott Stanford and William Regal. They are my favorite commentators and I feel like they would shine opposite one another if given the chance on a permanent basis. I don’t really know what WWE Main Event is going to be like as a program, but putting a Stanford/Regal commentary team together would automatically ensure I tune in no matter what!

    • I always thought Bateman would make a great star in a sitcom (you know, like NXT Redemption only less commercials, more characters). Bateman and Curtis do play off each other well!

  2. Hmm, that’s an interesting question. Honestly, I’d like to see the commentators rotate and work with each other to see who fits & who doesn’t. I don’t think the world is ready for Lombardi/Stanford.

  3. I’m not sure whether we’ll get this in the UK but I’ll still weigh in…
    I agree with everything you have put:
    Scott Stanford – enthusiastic and match orientated
    William Regal – Speaks with experience, match orientated but can sometimes go a bit deep with stuff like ‘I’m saying this to make them better’, yes I agree, he is, but that’s a bit ‘insider’.
    Matt Striker – similar to Regal but doesn’t overestimate his experience. Also sometimes goes a bit far with things making him sound silly.
    CM Punk – great on commentary but can’t be there full time

    Personally I’d go with your suggestion – Stanford and Striker with guest commentators either each week or for a match.

    Unless of course they go for Winter and Billings!!!
    #WeWantWinter #BringBackBillings (OK I haven’t been there to be brought back but it’s alliteration so leave me alone!!!)

  4. Scott Stanford needs to be on this. He could make this show IcONic. The IrONy is not lost here. But seriously I would put Scott at the top of the list. Matt Striker as second pick there. But we need someone to play heel. Thinking thinking. Oh duh, William Regal. Damn that would be some great banter week in and week out.

  5. The commentary team i want to see on the new show is william regal and jerry lawler. The comedy of william and sometimes jerry would be enough combined with knowledge from both and they would be funny together.

  6. I’m going outside the box. I’m not convinced that Regal and Stanford would work that well together, since they both like to talk so much. Regal tends to go overboard with storytelling at times, so they might wind up talking over each other, or more likely, exchanging long monologues.
    Striker would likely have the same issue.
    Josh doesn’t even pay attention during shows (including Smackdown, lately), so no way.
    Stanford/Booker might be too weird.
    Lawler is Josh with several disgusting vices, so I’ll pass.
    Cole might work, but he’s overused already.

    I’d like to try a Stanford/Byron Saxton pairing. Saxton does quality heel commentary without being overbearing or needing to talk too much.

    • The only reason I hesitate to say Saxton is I am not sure how much longer Saxton will be on commentary. I’m hoping to see him back in the ring soon, otherwise he might have been my first choice to pair with Scott.

  7. I would love to see good ol’ JR doing some commentary. Always loved him and wouldnt mind hearing him on a regular basis with Scott Stanford of course. He needs to be used as more as well.

    Also im thinking you put stanford on commentary and why not bring in paul heyman as a heel commentator. He has experience there. Like he gets that job since he was beaten up by HHH. Lol off the wall but not like its not something they wouldnt throw out randomly.

  8. I would prefer the team of Stanford and Striker. Striker has the ring sense and can give a little back story, and Stanford in the color commentator role. It works perfectly on Superstars. I would love to see it more. #StrikerAppreciationPost

  9. You know, I would actually be interested to see them try a one-man commentary team like ECW did most of the time with Joey Styles. Punk would be a nice choice, and could probably handle it, but for the reasons you stated, it won’t be happening. It’s not that Punk is the BEST choice though.

    One thing’s for sure: Scott Stanford has to be on the commentary team. If they went the single commentator route, I think Stanford would be more than qualified to handle that responsibility. Give it a shot, WWE!

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