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The time in ECW when two fans held up signs denouncing Joey and his commentary partner Joel Gertner, claiming they were no MikeTenay or Larry Zbyszko. Unfortunately, they couldn't spell Zbyszko's name properly, and Joey unloaded on them:
First of all, I think I speak for Joel [Gertner] and myself, that we're thankful we'll never be Mike Tenay and Larry Zbyszko. Why don't you go sell whatever decrepit little motor home you live in, trade it in for a $.50 wrestling magazine and figure out how to spell his name? See, I remember you; you're the illiterate moron who spelled it wrong last time, six months ago. You're the best argument for not sending my kids to a public school I have ever seen!
When Eric Bischoff raided the broadcast booth at the first One-Night Stand PPV, Joey let loose with this gem:
By the way, you are the worst goddamn play-by-play man I've ever heard, and if you didn't run that company, you wouldn't have gotten a freakin' headset!
Even Joey Styles has Standards: Joey Styles, the long time ECW announcer, was disgusted with Mick Foley's famous Hell-in-a-Cell match at the 1998 King of the Ring, as revealed on the alternate commentary to said match on Foley's most recent DVD set.
Harsher in Hindsight —> Dude, Not Funny!: During a match featuring Mike Awesome against Masato Tanaka, Awesome dives from the ring onto Tanaka on the outside. Joey (who had a massive grudge against Awesome for leaving ECW for WCW) goes "Suicide dive by Mike Awesome, and it's a shame he didn't succeed in taking his own life!" while on commentary. Mike Awesome hanged himself in 2007.
Poor Man's Substitute: Averted; most of the IWC feels that Styles was more than a worthy successor to Jim Ross as play-by-play announcer of Raw. He's also, in fact, been the object of other Poor Man's Substitutes (Michael Cole and Josh Matthews in WWECW).