Elias caught wind of the news that Michael Cole will be absent from tonight’s episode of RAW and has decided to dedicate a song to him tonight. (Can’t wait)
— Ezekiel (Elias’ younger bro) (@IAmNotEliasWWE) October 2, 2017
This will be the second time in twenty years that Cole has missed a week of WWE television broadcasts. Tom Phillips will be his replacement on the show.