No Sports feels complete without an excellent commentating, and it is true when it comes to wrestling too.
Michael Cole in that sense has been an indispensable part of wrestling, as he has been lending his voice to the WWE superstar's moves and slams. What's more, his history as a sports broadcaster has supplemented his commentating with incredible analysis and hosting skills.
Apart from his professional career, Michael enjoys a beautiful family life. Cole lives with his wife and two adopted sons, and never misses an occasion to be with his family.
Michael Cole Good Husband And Responsible Dad, Attends Son's Wedding
Michael Cole is married to Yolanda Cole. Despite not having their children, the couple shares two adopted sons, Calvin Cole and Mark Cole.
The 49-year-old has been the hallmark of a good husband in the world of wrestling, littered with infidelity claims and cheating scandals. He has never courted headlines for the wrong reasons, signaling his faithfulness to his wife, Yolanda.
Despite working in different fields, the couple's mutual understanding has led to a long-term union between the pair.
Michael not only has great professional intellectuals but is also passionate about his kids. As of 2018, he has taken only a couple of break from his career spanning more than two decades with the WWE.
The first time he took a break was in March 2015 because of injuries sustained from Brock Lesnar’s attack on him along with Booker T and JBL. He suffered severe internal bleeding and could not attend the show for commentary.
The second time he took his time off was to attend his son Calvin’s wedding ceremony in September 2017.
Having only taken a single break from his day job, his second break signaled the high regards he has for his family. It not just hinted at a man who honored his professional commitments and works ethic but also stressed the importance of family in his life.
From CBS To WWE; Michael's Bio
Michael Cole was born on 8 December 1968 in Syracuse, as Michael Sean Coulthard.
He graduated from Webutuck High School in 1984 and later got enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Eventually, Cole started his career in the media as a journalist for CBS. During his stay at the CBS, he covered crucial events like the 1998 US presidential campaign of Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis earning plenty of plaudits for his work.
Michael Cole commentates on Monday Night Raw in 2018 (Photo: Sportseekda)
During his professional life before CBS, Michael made his significant contribution by reporting the Yugoslavian Civil war for nine months. In addition to this, he was also selected to cover the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.
It was in the mid-1997 Cole joined WWE as a backstage interviewer after being recommended to the company by ex-employee Todd Pettengill. He began his new career with an empty slate and shortened his name to Michael Cole. American reporter Todd Grisham formerly served as the WWE commentator.
During his career in WWE Universe, he has a lot of ups and downs and not only commented but also wrestled.
In 1999, Smackdown program was debuted where Michael was chosen to be the announcer. He partnered with the commentator, Jerry Lawler but later as Jerry left the program, he was replaced by Tazz, who was Michael’s WWE Sunday Night Heat’s broadcasting partner.
Apart from commentating for RAW and Smackdown, seven days a week, he also found time to lend his voice to video games.
Not just that he has also courted controversies during his two-decade-long stay at WWE, and had a long-running feud with superstars, Jon Heidenreich, and TripleH.
During his glorious career, he has earned not only undiluted adulations from the WWE fans but also a hefty paycheck.
He commands a handsome salary of $100K per annum because of his association with the wrestling fraternity. What's more, his hefty salary and other commercial ventures have committed to boosting his net worth, which stands at a whopping $4 million.
Well, for WWE now, the talented commentator Renee Young was announced to be the first female to join the RAW broadcast on a full-time basis. Her voice and dedication towards the show impressed Michael as he congratulated Renee on his twitter mentioning Reene on Twitter on 10 September 2018.
On the tweet, he also said that he will be highlighting his 22 years of the journey as a professional sports commentator.
Michael Cole’s Facts Not Known To WWE Fans:
His Tattoos: Michael Cole’s bodied tattoos look terrible for any professional wrestlers. As being in a fight for most of the occasions, Michael has tattooed crazy conjoined twin face on his back.
Failing To Get Jim Ross Booed: Since beginning his cold war with Jim Ross, better known as ‘Good Old JR,’ Michael Cole has been trying to get him booed in the commentary section. However, he has failed to get people’s reaction every single time he has tried that stunt.
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Saved Co-Commentator’s Life: Back in 2010, WWE commentator Jerry ’The King’ Lawler struggled with the heart attack on air.
However, Cole was present there to save his friend’s life as he immediately pressed the mute button of live on air and informed the staff about Jerry’s condition. It was exemplary how Cole handled the situation with extreme professionalism.