Michael Cole Origin
Michael Cole started off his career as a journalist for CBS radio, little knowing that his entire
life would revolve around a wrestling company within a few years.
Michael Cole was hired by WWE in 1997 and started his journey in WWE as a backstage
SmackDown and Commentary
When 1999 came around and SmackDown was floated as a show by WWE, Michael Cole
was chosen as the play-by-play announcer for the show. His broadcast partner was Jerry
Lawler for a while, but then he was joined by Tazz. In 2006, he was rejoined by Lawler.
During this time he had a number of partners in the commentary table, including Coachman,
Mick Foley and Tazz yet again.
Michael Cole in Raw
In 2008, Michael Cole came to Raw, where he would soon turn heel. He would take the side
of the Miz who became WWE Champion. He would also be the voice of the anonymous
general manager for a while where he was hated by the WWE Universe at large.
Michael Cole also had a feud with his broadcast partner at this time, Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler.
The two would even wrestle against each other where Lawler defeated Michael Cole via the
Ankle Lock, although the decision was reversed and Cole was awarded the match as Stone
Cold had gotten involved in their match.
Michael Cole would continue this heel persona till 2012, where he turned face again and
returned to a more professional role as a play-by-play announcer.
Michael Cole is currently the most senior commentator in the current team.