Long-time commentator for WWE Michael Cole has revealed that he doesn’t have many years of commentary left in him. The WWE commentator appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to wish his former broadcast partner a happy birthday, where he made the announcement.

Cole has been doing commentary for WWE for almost three decades, and as he gets older, the veteran commentator realizes he can’t do it forever. During his discussion, he revealed that he thinks he has another four years of commentary left in him and has some plans to retire from WWE when he turns 60.

“Oh, well, I’m gonna have to stop or else,” Michael Cole said. “I’m gonna be married 30 years, so if I want it to last longer than that, I’m probably going to have to stop at some point. But no, it won’t be anytime soon. I still got a lot of work to do with this company. I mean, there’s still a lot of stuff to do. Still a lot of shows to call. I told somebody that I would — you know, I’m 56 now, so 60 sounds like a pretty good age to maybe slow down a little bit.”

Cole has been with WWE since 1997 and has been a staple on WWE programming ever since. He has been a commentator for various WWE shows, including Raw, SmackDown, and pay-per-views. He has also been a part of WWE’s NXT brand and was inducted into the company’s Hall of Fame in 2021.


Fans have enjoyed Cole’s commentary for many years, and his presence on WWE programming will surely be missed when he decides to retire. But for now, fans can cherish every moment they have with the veteran commentator and enjoy his work while it lasts.

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