Jonathan Coachman appeared this week on the Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling and discussed his recent departure from ESPN and interest in getting involved once again in WWE:
“It just got to a point at ESPN where they didn’t want to embrace my background in WWE. They want to have their toe in the water, but they don’t want to have both feet I and that becomes very, very frustrating. So I started watching again intently and to keep my skills sharp, I started a show on Periscope and Twitter every single day. It’s just 30 minutes talking about three or four different topics and depending on the day depends what we talk about. So I watch Raw every week, I watch Smackdown, and I think there’s a part of me now that I’m free and no longer under contract… When you’re at ESPN, they own you and they tell you what you can and cannot do. And I miss performing outside of the studio. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back there, I don’t know if I’ll ever do anything with them again, but I want to have the freedom to do it. So certainly I’ve started watching it again a lot lately just so if, for some reason I’m called upon, then I’m ready to go.”
Rush’s Analysis: For Coachman to be so blunt in basically saying “I’m watching WWE’s product regularly because I’m interested in a job with them” has me thinking we will probably see him in a role on Raw or Smackdown again soon. His years at ESPN raised his profile on a national level and, barring some crazy contract demands, I think WWE would be dropping the ball not to bring him back in the fold.
I always enjoyed Coachman during his time in wrestling, though I did feel he became overexposed at times. His departure for ESPN had a “greener pastures” feel which left the wrestling fan in me feeling somewhat jilted, so it’s great to hear that he never stopped being a fan and even pushed for more wrestling content on ESPN.
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