After weeks of being rumored, AJ Styles has finally made his debut for WWE by being the third person to enter the Royal Rumble. Roman Reigns had eliminated Rusev, who was the second entrant. Not surprisingly, the audience turned on Reigns and immediately sided with Styles. AJ was made to look like a top level performer, with Michael Cole even telling fans that he has been dominant in other parts of the world.
January 24, 2016
If you are looking for inspiration to make your life better, then look no further than Michael Cole. He recently revealed that he has lost 65 pounds in a little under a year. The WWE commentator stated that he started to make changes in his life because he was not happy with the person that he saw in the mirror. Cole also said that he wanted to get into better shape so that he can climb mountains more actively.
September 30, 2015
On Tuesday, WWE taped an episode of Smackdown in Portland. Among the more notable faces backstage was none other than Chael Sonnen. The former UFC star was there to meet up with Michael Cole for some reason. Many are under the impression that he could be negotiating a deal to join World Wrestling Entertainment as an on screen character.
August 12, 2015
As some of you may already know, Chael Sonnen is scheduled to meet with Michael Cole in the near future. Rumors are floating around now that WWE is interested in bringing the former UFC star into the company so that GFW will no longer have him as a commentator. Sonnen is an old school fan of professional wrestling and has an outgoing personality.
August 8, 2015
In a rather interesting development, Chael Sonnen, who is currently the lead commentator for GFW, is set to meet with Michael Cole when WWE does a Smackdown taping in Portland on August 11. There are talks that Sonnen has long been interested in joining the promotion and working as an on screen talent. He definitely has the passion and the talent for the job.
July 30, 2015
Initially, Paul Heyman was supposed to make his return before Brock Lesnar by working segments with Michael Cole about the story line lawsuit that is taking place. Lots of ideas were being discussed backstage on how to make that happen. However, it appears that WWE could not decide on a good one, as it is now being reported that Heyman is not scheduled to make his return to television until July. That is when Lesnar is scheduled to be back.
April 27, 2015
In a rather stunning move, WWE has publicly acknowledged the heath condition of Daniel Bryan. Michael Cole and JBL mentioned on Monday Night Raw that the Intercontinental Champion might not be able to defend his title against Wade Barrett at Extreme Rules. Management is having him undergo medical testing this week because they still would love to have him on the card. A replacement match is being discussed in case Bryan cannot work.
April 21, 2015
In order to keep Brock Lesnar on the mind of their fans, WWE still has plans on bringing Paul Heyman back soon. He is scheduled to work a segment with Michael Cole in regards to the kayfabe lawsuit that the commentator is filing against the former world heavyweight champion. Management still wants that angle to happen, but they are still undecided as to when to pull the trigger. The focus right now has been mainly on the upcoming Extreme Rules.
April 19, 2015
Once the decision was made by WWE to keep Michael Cole off of Monday Night Raw, there was a bit of a debate on how to replace him. Some wanted just JBL and Booker T to man the booth, but neither guy is a play by play commentator. There was a little bit of support for Brad Maddox to take the role, as he was backstage, but the front office ultimately decided to give Byron Saxton another chance to prove himself.
April 6, 2015
There was actually a good amount of discussion throughout the afternoon about whether or not Michael Cole would be doing commentary on Monday Night Raw. Since people backstage were so divided, the decision was made to keep him off of television this week, in order to sell how brutal the beating from Brock Lesnar was. Many in WWE felt that it would be downplaying his impact if Cole were to be able to return to television so soon.
April 6, 2015