World Wrestling Entertainment has announced that Jonathan Coachman has returned to join the WWE Broadcasting team. The Coach, a former ESPN announcer, is a long time WWE broadcaster. He has signed on to be part of RAW’s broadcasting team.
Coachman broadcasted his first RAW on January 29th. He joined Corey Graves and Michael Cole at the broadcasting table. Booker T will now only be doing WWE pay-per-views and kickoff shows. Booker T will also continue to make appearances on RAW and work as a WWE ambassador.
The Coach made his broadcasting debut for the WWE back in 1999. He was not only a RAW commentator during the Attitude Era, but also served as Interim RAW General Manager. He even donned the tights on several occasions and was an in-ring competitor.
Coachman has been part of a number of memorable moments during his first tenure with WWE. Perhaps the most memorable was Triple H and Shawn Michaels, D-Generation X, running him head first through the wall. They proceeded to expose his rear end and spray pain their DX logo on his cheeks.
The Coach worked for more than a decade for ESPN. While working at ESPN he did a segment called “Off the Top Rope” in which he covered the WWE. His time with ESPN ended in the Summer of 2017 when ESPN opted not to renew his contract.
Some speculate that his decision to defend the WWE against bullying accusations connected to Mauro Ranallo had something to do with his contract not being picked up. Soon after defending the WWE Coachman announced that he would no longer be covering the WWE for ESPN
“The Coach” is sure to liven up RAW’scommentators table.