Earlier in the week, we learned that ESPN was going to be doing a weekly segment hosted by Jonathan Coachman on WWE that will be aired during Sportscenter. There are those in the network that are against the idea of having professional wrestling on their flagship show. They feel that it takes away from actual sports. Upper management, however, is all for it because they know that it will open up business opportunities for both sides.
October 15, 2015
While there is speculation going around that WWE is going to get a weekly television series on ESPN, the most likely announcement being made tonight by Jonathan Coachman will be that the sports network will provide coverage when Wrestlemania takes place in Dallas next spring. Things worked out really well for both sides when coverage was provided at Summerslam. The business relationship between these two companies continues to grow.
October 13, 2015
Since the company made the announcement official, many know that Jonathan Coachman is going to be covering Summerslam on behalf of ESPN. Many assumed that Todd Grisham would be there this upcoming weekend as well since he used to work for WWE, but he revealed through social media that he would not be involved at all with the pay per view, which has led to speculations about his feelings towards the company.
August 18, 2015
When Jonathan Coachman made the leap from WWE to ESPN, the hope was that he might some day be able to bring more exposure to professional wrestling. That day might end up being Summerslam. The sports anchor teased fans through social media about potentially making a return at the pay per view. When asked even further, he made it sound as if he was not going to be there just as a spectator.
August 16, 2015
While he is quite happy with his current job, WWE has not ruled out a potential return by Jonathan Coachman. The company really liked what he brought to the table and view him as a valuable asset. The fact that he has been working for ESPN for a couple of years now means that his name value has increased tremendously. It would provide professional wrestling with some more credibility to have someone from the mainstream media.
April 29, 2015
During a recent interview, Jonathan Coachman confirmed that there is an element of jealousy in the locker room when someone gets a part time contract similar to what WWE gave Brock Lesnar this week. The front office has repeatedly tried to explain to the performers that until fans are paying big money to come see them, they're not going to be treated like stars. There's a pecking order in the company, and it's best to try to move up.
March 25, 2015