Possible Change To PPV Announce Team, NXT Rookie Joins Twitter
– A pre-sale is being held tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. for the SmackDown matinee event taking place on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA via www.comcasttix.com. The passcode is EDGEPHILA.
— WWE officials have discussed modifying the announce team for pay-per-view events, which could begin as soon as TLC.
Internally, Todd Grisham is not getting high marks for his work, which is why Michael Cole was moved to SmackDown. Meanwhile, both Cole and Jerry Lawler reportedly dislike working with Matt Striker. Cole took off his headset during the Survivor Series broadcast to yell at Striker for talking too much.
Punk may end up with the spot for pay-per-view events, but the team would therefore solely consist of Raw announcers and the company doesn’t want SmackDown to come off as a secondary brand.
— NXT season four contestant Conor O’Brian can be reached on Twitter via twitter.com/ConorOBrian.
source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter