Michael Cole will step away from commentary before he 'slips', does not want to be a shell of himself

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/03/31/michael-cole-will-step-away-from-commentary-before-he-slips-does-not-want-to-be-a-shell-of-himself/

Cole will be on the call for both nights of WrestleMania 39. 

For the last two decades, Michael Cole has been working as a commentator/broadcaster for WWE. In four years, he’ll hit the 30-year mark and while speaking to Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media podcast, Cole expressed that he’d like to get to that milestone. 

Cole added that when it comes to how long he’ll continue commentating, he said he’ll get out before he slips. He does not want to be a shell of himself or be 75-80 years old in that position. 

People ask me all the time, ‘How long you gonna do this for?’ I’ll tell you one thing, 30 years would be a really cool goal. That’s four years from now but I can promise you this, I will get out before I slip. I’m not gonna be — and no disrespect to anyone else, I’m not gonna be a 75, 80-year-old man doing this week in and week out. I’ve busted my ass, I’ve made a really good living and I wanna be able to get out while the going’s good and still be able to enjoy the rest of my life and I don’t wanna be a shell of myself. I don’t wanna be that, ‘My God, he used to be good. He’s not good anymore.’ I don’t wanna be that person.

He did confirm that for both nights of WrestleMania 39, both him and Corey Graves are calling the entire show. 

I’m calling the entire show (WrestleMania 39). Corey Graves and I, we’ll call the entire show both nights.

The full lineup for WrestleMania 39 nights one and two were revealed and to get a look at the lineup, click here

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Sports Media with Richard Deitsch with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

I hope it was a “slip up” that he said he and Cory Graves are calling both nights. I would like to have heard Wade Barrett too. I think he does a great job on smackdown and could either come in for the Smackdown matches or be a 3 man booth.