Coming This Week to WWE Network, News on Michael Cole's Status
Sunday, July 1, 2018
The schedule for the WWE Network this week looks like it will include some entertaining and fascinating programs that subscribers will be sure to love. Plenty of new shows and episodes of ongoing series will be debuting on the network very soon, including some new and classical content. As usual, 205 Live will be airing on the network after Smackdown airs, and NXT will also premiere a new episode this Wednesday night, but those are not the only new bits of content that will be added to the WWE Network this week. A new report from PWInsider has just revealed all of the new programs that have been selected to join the WWE Network this week. Check the full and complete list out down below:
- Ride Along: After Raw goes off the air this Monday night, there will be another episode featuring the long and grueling car rides that WWE Superstars embark on after each show comes to an end. This week's episode will feature Aiden English and Rusev, as well as Billie Kay and Peyton Royce of the IIconics.
- Something Else to Wrestle With Bruce Prichard: This Wednesday's podcast from Prichard and Conrad Thompson will feature a deep dive on The Rock's WWE run in 1997-1998.
- WWE Collection Spotlight: Previews of July's new WWE Network video collections based on the Women's Evolution and the career of WWE Hall of Famer Jeff Jarrett. It premieres Thursday at 8pm ET.
Michael Cole is the lead announcer over on WWE's Raw brand, and he has been working for WWE for over two decades now. Although there have been some reports and speculation about Cole's future as an announcer in WWE, it does not look like he will be leaving any time soon. PWInsider has noted that Cole has been working in more of a backstage role over the years, and he has also been guiding new WWE announcers Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Corey Graves. While Cole could step away some day to work backstage in WWE full time, it has been reported that there are no plans to take him off of commentary right now. It seems likely that Cole will continue his announcing duties for several more years to come.