A little over a month ago, I wrote a piece on International Object about wrestling commentary. I argued that in its current state it served almost no purpose (in fact, I called it harmful), and that one may very well enjoy the show more without it. As a general rule, I’m a theoretical journalist: I observe, posit new ideas, and let people think about them. And while there were quite a few people who did just that, I’m not sure anybody turned the volume down to watch wrestling because of the article. But I did.
This article is the result of an idea I had a month ago. The lack of comments and response to it can really only mean one thing: people who absolutely love Michael Cole and wrestling commentary in general are a vast, powerful, silent majority.