Ex-WWE Talent Wants To Return In Specific Role

WWE Jonathan Coachman

A former WWE on-air talent claims that a return to the company could happen.

Fans of WWE from the Attitude Era and the decade that followed will know the name of Jonathan Coachman well.

The man known as “Coach” started with WWE in 1999 as a backstage interviewer and had many roles during his career including commentator, backstage interviewer, and even the onscreen Raw General Manager. Coach also served as an ally to heel WWE bosses like Vince McMahon and Eric Bischoff as well. There were even times when Coach stepped into the ring as a wrestler.

Coach left the company in 2008 to become a presenter and commentator on ESPN. In 2017, Coach was back in WWE as an announcer although that was a much shorter run that didn’t work out.

On a recent episode of The Angle podcast, Coach made it clear that if he returned to WWE, he wouldn’t want to be an announcer again. Coach sees himself as more of a manager.

“I know exactly what I would want to do. I do not want to go back and sit at a three person table with Corey Graves or Michael Cole, I have no desire to do that. I would do a two person commentary team, but in reality, what am I best at? There’s a lot of talent that no matter how much they practice, how much they try, they will never be good on the microphone.”

“To me, mic work is as important as in-ring work. If you can’t do it, you’re not gonna get over to the full capacity that you want, making yourself a main-event star. Where I can help the most is being a sidekick to somebody, being a manager to somebody, putting together a group of people and leading them.”

“The other thing that I’ve learned in the past fifteen years, I’m a really good leader. I’m really good at making decisions and executing them. If I came back, that would be my ideal role and a two person commentary booth. I think that would be a blast to do that now, especially with some of the younger talent that don’t quite understand how to cut a promo. I learned from the best, I was learning from The Rock for two years.”

“There is a pause to it, there is an inflection to it, there is an understanding that it doesn’t matter when the red light comes on, you’ve got to hit it in this length of time. That’s where I think I could really help.”

What Current WWE Star Would Jonathan Coachman Want To Manage?

When asked who he would like to manage, Coach mentioned former three-time WWE World Champion Drew McIntyre as his top choice while mentioning other possibilities as well.

“Not that he needs it because I don’t think he does, but I think it would be fun to work with Drew McIntyre because he’s such a big dude. I think having somebody put over how good he is and how big he is would be a lot of fun.”

“I’ve seen different stories, and I don’t know how much is true about the Hurt Business not being reconvened because of The Bloodline. Who knows, maybe there’s a guy in NXT or developmental that we don’t even know yet that’s being held back because they can’t talk. I think I’d love to help somebody new as well.”

Jonathan Coachman saying he would be interested in a WWE return is different from what he said in the past when he expressed his frustrations with the company. However, those comments were when Vince McMahon was in charge and it’s a different WWE now because the former Chairman is no longer affiliated with the company.

H/T Fightful