This has not been the best year in WWE by any measure. Sure, there have been some bright spots, standout performances, and even huge successes, and we’ll get to those. But today, we’re not here to celebrate the things WWE did right. We’re here to take a look at everything that went poorly for WWE over the last year, the low points, the poor outings, the stuff that probably shouldn’t have seen the light of day. A lot of hard work goes into putting on a good wrestling show, but as these examples will show, it’s so very easy to do something really, really badly instead.
10. Worst Announcer – JBL
Nobody will deny that WWE’s commentary team is best represented by a garbage fire falling off of a cliff into a black hole. In fact, we were tempted just to give this award to all of them and be done with it. But that’s not fair, there are bright spots, and even Michael Cole had a good showing when he did the Beast in the East live event from Tokyo. But for JBL, there have been no such moments of decency to point to. In his role as color commentator, JBL has spent 2015 buring talent, yelling over everyone, and being painfully un-funny at best. His commentary work is a severe detriment to whatever enjoyment can be found in the product, and his presence openly detracts from anything he’s involved in. There was a point in the past where JBL was a good addition to the booth, and delivered an actually informative and entertaining perspective, but that was years ago, and with Vince’s grip on the commentary growing ever tighter, it doesn’t seem like he’s a problem that’s going to be solved any time soon.