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Spanish Announcers' Table

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The WWE Spanish Announcers Marcello and Carlos, in their natural habitat.

"I think Hugo and Carlos better vamoose!"
Jim Ross, predicting the inevitable

A Professional Wrestling Trope, the Spanish Announcers Table is, naturally, where the broadcasters for the Spanish-speaking audience sit to do their commentary. The one in WWE is currently manned by lead commentator Marcello Rodríguez and color commentator Jerry Soto, and AEW's includes Dasha Gonzalez, Alex Abrahantes, and Alvaro Riojas, while the one in Impact Wrestling is manned by Héctor “Moody Jack” Meléndez & Konnan (for select PPVs).

More importantly, ever since Diesel threw Bret Hart through it at the 1995 Survivor Series, as a rule, the table gets demolished by a wrestling move at least once a pay-per-view. It has been confirmed that, unlike the English team's, the table is specially designed to collapse upon impact (something that Mick Foley credits with saving his life when The Undertaker famously threw him onto it from the top of the Hell in the Cell cage during their 1998 King of the Ring match). Presumably, it gets targeted so as not to interrupt the flow of the more lucrative English commentary. note  Kind of a wrestling in-joke, it has gotten to the point where if a wrestler seems to be setting up for a move on the regular announcers table (such as The Rock in his match against Chris Jericho at the 2002 Royal Rumble), he will be directed instead to the other one. CM Punk also lampshaded this during the time he was on commentary; when John Cena put Heath Slater through the English table he was sitting at, he reacted thusly: "This is not the Spanish announce table!" Outside of its regular use in pay-per-views, if the English announce crew even brings up the existence of the Spanish announce table during a televised show, it's a safe bet that somebody will be going through it before the night is over.

During the Attitude Era, former WWE commentators Hugo Savinovich and Carlos Cabrera would lampshade this trope mercilessly, acting surprised or even pleased if they went through a whole show with the table intact.

When the Spanish announcer's table isn't ringside, usually this role gets taken over by the B Show's table. And in the rare instance that there's a third table for another language, it's even more doomed than the Spanish one.

In AEW, the timekeeper's table has taken on this role, due to the commentary team/s being located at the top of the ramp and not at ringside. If there's a table spot, it's going to be the timekeeper's table getting destroyed. Or they'll just put a random table at ringside with no attempt to explain why it's there and hope no one besides Jim Cornette notices. Completely averted in WCW, which didn't have a Spanish table to break, in addition to the commentators usually being somewhere near the stagenote  rather than at ringside by the time table smashing became fashionable.

Of course, the Spanish announcer's table has played other roles through the years ... or more specifically, the Spanish announcers.

  • In 1987, the Islanders (a heel Polynesian tag team of Haku and Tama) were feuding in the WWF with Latino favorite Tito Santana, who had publicly made several comments disapproving of Haku and Tama's badass behavior toward friend Rick Martel. After a match, the Islanders — along with manager Bobby "the Brain" Heenan — walked over to the Spanish announcer's table to confront Santana and — naturally — beat him to within an inch of his life. Pedro Morales (who was still with the WWF at this time) tried to assist Santana but also got beaten; an unnamed Spanish announcer (presumably the lead announcer) got shoved but nothing more happened to him before officials swarmed the area to herd Haku and Tama to the back.
  • The TNA Spanish table was LAX territory during their existence, with Konnan serving dual roles as color commentator and wrestler. TNA also had a tag team called the Spanish Announce Team, possibly inspired by this trope.
  • In 2012, the 3MB tag team (Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) started mocking Carlos and Marcelo in a racist style, only to begin a feud with Alberto Del Rio for script reasons.

WWE themselves put together a nice collage of some of the more famous instances of Spanish announcer's table destruction here.

Not to be confused with the Tag Team called The Spanish Announce Team or The S.A.T. for short.