When Vince McMahon wanted to fire Michael Cole on the spot : Good Old Times

When Vince McMahon wanted to fire Michael Cole on the spot : Good Old Times

WWE Hall Of Famer JBL recently was involved in an interaction at Steel City Con along with Glenn Jacobs where he discussed Michael Cole. The two men spent time working together as commentators and he shared stories from that era. JBL revealed one particular instance where Vince McMahon threatened to come down and fire Michael on the spot. It felt pretty real and intense.

Cole does exactly what McMahon instructed “Not To”

“We were sitting in the back one time with Vince [McMahon] and Jimmy Snuka’s son [Deuce/James Snuka] and Vince said, ‘Be sure when you say he comes in, that’s Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ Now later we tried to say that but then Vince goes on to say, ‘Last thing you wanna say is he’s Jimmy Snuka’s son because he can’t live up to the fact that Jimmy Snuka was his dad,’” JBL stated. “Now later they tried that because he wasn’t really — didn’t really work out and they tried.

“But Michael Cole took copious notes,” he said. “So he’s writing down, ‘Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ I don’t even notice it. Soon as the kid tags in, Michael Cole says, ‘In comes Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ Vince had just told him don’t say ‘Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ Well, when he says that, they’ve got the little God camera that can look at us. I start laughing because I realize Cole doesn’t know not to say that, Vince sees me laughing and thinks Cole is making fun of him in front of the whole entire company.

I’m gonna fire you – McMahon pranks Cole

“Vince’s response was, ‘Michael, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna fire you. No, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna kick your ass. Not I’m not, no I’m not,’ and he’s debating with himself at this point,” JBL said. “This is during a live show and he goes, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’m gonna kick your ass, then I’m gonna fire you! That’s what I’m gonna do! I’m coming down right now,’ and Michael’s just looking at the camera like — and I’m dying laughing and there’s no commentary.

“Then by the time the commercial comes around, there was no commentary in the match,” JBL revealed. “Vince realizes what happened, that Michael did it by mistake. He goes, ‘Haha, I lost it a little bit there, didn’t I? Ha, yeah.’”

JBL then went on to reveal that WWE regularly pranked Michael Cole and he would often be in on it. Michael Cole was regularly booed by the audience, hated on social media, but he never took it personally. He’s a respected member of the WWE franchise because he took all the hate just cause of the reason that it was best for the company.

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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