While talking about the abilities of Adrian Neville, JBL stated that Owen Hart was a high flying but not anything like this. Innocently, Booker T added to that by stating that Hart did not defy gravity, which is a term used frequently for Neville. That drew the ire of fans, who immediate took to social media to bash Booker, who ended up issuing an apology. WWE decided to take it a step further by removing the comments on the replay of Monday Night Raw.
April 28, 2015
During an interview this week, Jim Ross gave fans a little bit of a nugget. He revealed that there is a good amount of resentment towards him from the current group of broadcasters in WWE. Majority of that is not his fault, as guys like Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, JBL and Booker T have grown tired of hearing fans complaining about their work on social media and demanding that Ross be brought back into the company and give his old job back.
March 28, 2015
Since he unintentionally upset the internet wrestling community, JBL decided to go on social media to provide an apology and an explanation. He stated the "zombie Eddie Guerrero" comment was done in jest and that he would never insult his good friend. The WWE commentator also stated that he had just discussed the Rick Grimes character from the Walking Dead television series. That was why he made the reference to Guerrero being a zombie.
February 4, 2015
During the match between Ryback and Luke Harper during Monday Night Raw last night, JBL generated a bit of controversy with some comments that he made. When Harper flew over the ropes, the commentator stated that he looked like a "zombie Eddie Guerrero", which drew the ire of the internet wrestling community, who pounced him with some negative comments through social media. Guerrero still remains very popular with the fans.
February 4, 2015
On Monday Night Raw this week, Jerry Lawler received some backstage heat, due to sexually inappropriate comments that he made on the air. There are now rumors floating around that Vince McMahon was vehemently yelling at the announcers immediately after the comments were made. That would explain the awkward silence from Michael Cole and JBL. Generally, the commentators are silent whenever they are listening to McMahon on the headset.
December 17, 2014