10 Changes WWE Should Make To SmackDown Live On FOX

10. New Commentary Team: Mauro Ranallo, Corey Graves, and Daniel Cormier

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The cynical part of me feels like that since SmackDown is now the "A" show (more-or-less), they would just move their most trusted play-by-play announcer Michael Cole to the blue brand. However, let's assume that WWE really want to make a good impression on an audience that's potentially never seen their product.

If WWE want to feel at home with the FOX Sports branding and aesthetic, there's no better option than NXT announcer and former SmackDown play-by-play Mauro Ranallo. The Bi-Polar Rock 'n' Rolla is a proven commodity, calling some of WWE's best matches in recent years, as well as some of the most high profile fights in MMA and boxing, most notoriously the Mayweather-McGregor bout last year.

As for the token person of color WWE seem keen on having in every commentary tandem, they should reach out to current UFC Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier.

DC is a huge WWE fan (as shown above) with the product knowledge and real-world legitimacy that could add instant credibility to the SmackDown announce team. Plus, given he's set to defend his championship against Brock Lesnar in a supposed retirement match, he'll have free time come October 2019, and there's an instant angle for the show regardless of the result.


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