Vince McMahon was said to be hard on Michael Cole through the headset last week on Raw. It continued into the backstage area as well. One could probably presume that this will continue in the foreseeable future as McMahon tries to groom Cole into the next “voice of Raw”. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Cole has done a bad job thus far given the circumstances and the huge transition that it is.
WZ.com Note: WrestleZone’s newest exclusive columnist, Mark Madden, has his debut article up HERE where he talks about McMahon and others yelling down the headset of the announcers. Good read with a lot of insight on what has been commonplace within the business for quite some time now.
Jonathan Coachman hasn’t been at tapings in a while and ProWrestling.net reports that it’s expected he is simply waiting for his contract to expire. Maternity leave is still the simple reason he could be taking time off given the fact that his wife recently gave birth to their first child, but there’s still speculation as to his potential future position with ESPN being the primary reason for his absence.