WWE.com has announced that Jonathan Coachman is returning to WWE:
Ladies and gentlemen, “The Coach” has returned.
Jonathan Coachman, a longtime WWE interviewer and broadcaster and former ESPN personality, has signed with WWE to once again be part of the Raw announce team, WWE.com can confirm.
Coachman’s TV announcing duties will officially begin tonight, when he joins Michael Cole and Corey Graves at the Team Red announce desk.
Meanwhile, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T will resume his duties as a panelist on WWE’s pay-per-view Kickoff broadcasts and will continue to make appearances on Raw and beyond as a WWE ambassador.
The Coach began appearing on WWE television as an interviewer in 1999 during The Attitude Era as a frequent foil of The Rock, later expanding his role to include tenures as Raw commentator, Interim Raw General Manager and even as an in-ring competitor on multiple occasions.
Following nearly a decade as an on-air personality at ESPN — which included coverage of WWE with his “Off the Top Rope” segment — Coachman is back to call the action on Monday Night Raw.
Don’t miss The Coach’s return to Raw commentary tonight, beginning live at 8/7 C on USA Network
Deebow’s Take: That’s cool. I like Coach. I liked him more on ESPN than I did in the WWE, but he will be replacing Booker T on commentary, so I’m 100% for this. Booker is awful on commentary. Though, it will be interesting to see how Coach and Michael Cole interact. They pretty much have the same style of commentary, so hopefully it doesn’t become to monotonous. It will be fun to hear Corey make fun of both Coach and Cole.
His split with ESPN was extremely bad. He ended up getting in a twitter war with Dave Meltzer, which angered the smark fans. Then, a couple days later, they had removed him from his position of talking about WWE news and interviewing the superstars. Then he got in another twitter war with the guy who replaced him. So it was pretty messy. After he split from ESPN, he went to Periscope at started a live show.