YMMV / Mike Adamle

  • Acceptable Targets: Virtually every wrestling fan is in agreement that Adamle deserves all the mockery he gets.
    • Subverted as of late as a recent diagnosis of potential CTE and other post-concussion related symptoms have led people to believe the 'botches' Adamle made were because of his brain injuries.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: The whole concept of him being a Malaproper is starting to enter this territory since he's revealed that his screw-ups on live broadcasts were due to small seizures—and possibly CTE—that he frequently experiences as a result of head trauma from his NFL career, and that as of 2017 he suffers from dementia. The Botchamania following Adamle's announcement of this in February 2017 removed Adamle's infamous "Jeff Harvey" gaffe from its main titles seeminglly referencing this, out of respect for Adamle.
  • Memetic Mutation: Lots of it, due to the mistakes he's made. "JAMAICAN ME CRAZY, KOFI!"
  • Never Live It Down: Out of his entire career as an announcer, including a memorable run as the announcer for the original American Gladiators, this is what he'll sadly be remembered (and maybe even disliked) for.
  • Replacement Scrappy: His taking over of the announcers' table following Joey Styles' retirement from commentating did not go well with the fans.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Especially as GM of Raw. Putting a football announcer with no wrestling knowledge whatsoever on a microphone on your biggest, most high-profile show? Lampshaded by John Cena and Batista just staring jaws dropped at the Titantron when this was announced.
  • The Woobie: One thing that can be given to Adamle is that at least he brought energy to the broadcast table, something that has been sadly lacking as of late. While he couldn't tell a wristlock from a wristwatch, he at least tried to make the shows more entertaining, even when it resulted in him being mocked. Add to that the fact that Adamle's stint as GM was Vince McMahon's way of being a dick towards him and Adamle has built a small but decently sized group of fans sympathetic towards him. That, and the realization that head trauma (read: brain damage) "probably" had something to do with his inadequacies.
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