Michael Cole Bio | Wiki
Michael Cole (Real Name: Sean Michael Coulthard) is a well-known American professional wrestling commentator and previous journalist. As of now, Michael works at WWE, as the play-by-play commentator for the SmackDown brand, and since 2020, has worked as Vice President of Announcing.
Michael Cole Age
Michael was born on December 8, 1968, in Syracuse, New York, in the United States. He is 54 years old. Michael celebrates his birthday on, December 8, every year.
Michael Cole Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Michael stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in (Approx 1.75 m).
Michael Cole Family
He was born in Syracuse, New York, in the United States to his parents. Michael holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity. Presently, Michael has not mentioned any details concerning his family to the public.
Michael Cole Wife
Michael is happily married to his wife Yolanda Cole. The pair married in 1987. Michael and his wife Yolanda also have two adopted sons namely Calvin Cole and Mark Cole.
Michael Cole Education
He studied at S.I. Newhouse School Of Public Communications and earned a bachelor of arts in broadcast journalism. Michael also attended and graduated from Syracuse University.
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He started his career in the media as a journalist, serving for CBS Radio. Michael’s first high-profile assignment was to report the 1988 US presidential campaign of Democratic Party nominee Michael Dukakis. Michael covered the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton in 1992.
He reported the 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, in 1993. The next year, Michael spent nine months reporting the Yugoslavian civil war. He was also chosen in 1995 to cover the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Michael came back to the presidential campaign trail in 1996 to report the campaigns of Steve Forbes and Sen. Bob Dole.
Following three days after Raw, on September 26, 2019, WWE announced Michael as a part of their “WWE Premiere Week” that a new commentary team will be on SmackDown. Michael would come back to commentary on SmackDown for the first time since he was drafted from SmackDown to Raw in over 11 years, with previous Raw commentators Corey Graves and special contributor Renee Young.
He worked as a special guest announcer in December 2013, for fellow WWE employee Booker T’s professional wrestling promotion Reality of Wrestlinpreviously known as Anthony Pratt and Rich Bocchini).
Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler
He became permanently replaced by Jerry Lawler in mid-1998. Michael became the regular play-by-play announcer in December 1998, for Monday Night Raw, subbing for Jim Ross when Jim was sick with Bell’s palsy. He proceeded in this role until WrestleMania XV in March 1999.
Initially, his broadcast partner was Jerry Lawler, but when Jerry briefly left the WWF in 2001, Jerry was replaced by Michael’s WWF Sunday Night Heat broadcast partner Tazz shortly prior to the WWF vs. WCW/ECW invasion storyline. During the July 9 episode of Raw, Michael was booked against Jerry Lawler in a WrestleMania XXVII rematch, which he quickly lost. He was seen on the September 12 episode of Fox & Friends to address fellow WWE commentator Jerry Lawler’s heart attack that happened during the September 10 live broadcast of Raw.
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He came to the World Wrestling Federation in mid-early-1997 following being recommended to company officials by Todd Pettengill, and began using the stage name “Michael Cole”. Michael provided voice-overs for promotional videos and afterward became the host of the LiveWire show with Jim Cornette. Michael first appeared on screen at the June 30, 1997 episode of Raw is War, interviewing The Legion of Doom and replaced Todd Pettengill as a backstage interviewer following SummerSlam.
In late 1997, Michael became one of the three announcers for the first hour of Monday Night Raw, with Jim Ross and Kevin Kelly. Finally, Michael became permanently replaced by Jerry Lawler in mid-1998. He became the regular play-by-play announcer in December 1998, for Monday Night Raw, subbing for Jim Ross when Ross was sick with Bell’s palsy. He proceeds in this role until WrestleMania XV in March 1999.
Michael Cole Salary
He earns a satisfying amount from his work as the play-by-play commentator for the SmackDown brand WWE, and since 2020, has worked as Vice President of Announcing. Michael’s’ average salary is $77,371 per year.
Michael Cole Net Worth
He gets his wealth from his work as the play-by-play commentator for the SmackDown brand, and since 2020, has worked as Vice President of Announcing. Therefore, Michael has accumulated a decent fortune over the years he has worked. Michael’s estimated net worth is $817,731.
How Old Is Michael Cole
Michael is a 54-year-old who was born on December 8, 1968, in Syracuse, New York, in the United States.
Is Michael Cole Married
Yes. He happily married his wife Yolanda Cole. The pair married in 1987. He and his wife Yolanda have two adopted sons namely Calvin Cole and Mark Cole.