Michael Cole has been with WWE since 1997 and held several positions on and off camera. He is very influential behind the scenes which could be his full-time job responsibility soon enough.
Dave Meltzer was asked during Wrestling Observer Radio how much longer Michael Cole has on commentary and his response was that WWE seems to already be preparing for his move out of the position.
“Probably not that long, honestly. That’s why they’re hiring so many announcers to… I guess Tom Phillips will probably get the job, so then people — I don’t want to say they’ll wish for Michael Cole, but they probably wouldn’t like Tom Phillips in that spot either.”
RAW might not be the same without Michael Cole, but everything changes eventually. He has years left in the tank and could plausibly fill a commentary role for plenty more time, but he has also stated in the past how a transition might be preferential as well so he can focus on more backstage responsibilities.
Michael Cole has certainly been a part of several memorable moments during his time on RAW.
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