The primary reason WWE has had to skew its marketing toward kids is to cut down on viewers playing the WWE Commentators Drinking Game. Between Michael Cole's feigned interest (while managing forty voices in his headset), JBL's growling interruptions of the same tired points, and Byron Saxton making noise to confirm that he is, in fact, still alive, Raw's unwatchability is half due to the announce team. Make no mistake, Matt Striker and Vampiro aren't the most polished duo, but they're probably the most fun. Striker's educated wordplay contrasts perfectly with Vampiro's "dude-bro-brother" excitability, and the two actually sound like they're enjoying themselves. It translates well to the viewers, who are also generally enjoying themselves. There are no sterile bindings around the throats of Striker and Vampiro that would inhibit their work. It's like night and day when compared to Raw.
Justin has been a wrestling fan since 1989, and has been writing about it since 2009. Since 2014, Justin has been a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine. Justin also writes for History of Wrestling, and is a contributing author to James Dixon's Titan series.