– Michael Cole To Miss A Week Of WWE Programming For The Second Time In 20 Years
Below is what WWE announced regarding the upcoming episode of Raw:
Tom Phillips to step in for Michael Cole this Monday on Raw
Michael Cole will miss this Monday’s Raw in Denver to attend his son’s wedding, WWE.com can confirm. Instead, the night’s action — including Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman and an Intercontinental Championship Match pitting Roman Reigns against The Miz — will be called by SmackDown LIVE’s Tom Phillips.
This marks only the second time in 20 years that Cole — considered “The Voice of WWE” — has missed a week of WWE television broadcasts.
Don’t miss Phillips and the rest of the Team Red broadcast team this Monday on Raw, kicking off at 8/7 C on USA Network!
– Kurt Angle Reveals How Many More Years He Can Wrestle, Says WWE Would Have To Be Very Selective In Using Him
During a recent interview with FOX Sports Australia, Old School WWF Legend, WWE Hall of Famer & current Raw General Manager Kurt Angle had the following to say regarding how many more years he can wrestle:
“Depending on how they use me — I could wrestle a few years or I could wrestle a few months. If they’re selective and put me with guys who really need that rub or guys at the top and want to put me in the title picture. I can’t do it full-time. I can’t do what I used to be doing but I can still go. I can probably do it for a few more years.
They would have to be very selective with how they use me. There’s talent I’ve wrestled already like HHH, John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton and ones I haven’t. The ones that come to mind are Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns. Dean Ambrose, Sheamus and Cesaro, Rusev — hopefully I’ll be able to mix it up with a few of those guys as well.”
– Jinder Mahal Reunites With Vladimir Kozlov In China
WWE Champion “The Modern Day Maharaja” Jinder Mahal recently reunited with his friend and former WWE Superstar Vladimir Kozlov. Below is what he posted on Instagram:
“It was a nice surprise seeing a familiar face backstage in Shenzhen. My old friend and former WWE Superstar Vladamir Kozlov, who was in China promoting a movie he stared in… #wweshenzhen #longhairdontcare”