Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
There has been discussion within WWE about how Michael Cole has buried talents over the past year on commentary and how his comments haven’t helped them any.
Zack Ryder and Daniel Bryan were specifically brought up as far as Cole burying them goes. It was pointed out that Cole has put them down in commentary forever and both haven’t been booked as main event talents up until recently and it showed when they had to rely on Bryan, Ryder and CM Punk to carry the RAW main event, which flopped, a few weeks back.
Of course Vince McMahon heavily feeds his announcers with lines, so all of the blame can’t be put on Cole — but rather what he’s told to say.