Now that his time is up with ESPN, there's a small possibility that former WWE personality Jonathan Coachman could make a return to the WWE.
Coachman started off with the WWE back in 1999 when he served as a backstage interviewer and has some of the most memorable interviews with The Rock. Over the years he would evolve into a bigger character on screen, doing some work on commentary before being appointed as the assistant to former Monday Night RAW General Manager and WCW President Eric Bischoff.
He was also the interim General Manager of Monday Night RAW in addition to serving as the executive assistant to Vince McMahon. During this time Coachman and McMahon had hilarious feuds with the reunited D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels).
Eventually he would take off for a job with ESPN where he remained from 2008 until last month when he announced that his contract with the company expired. He recently made an appearance on the The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling podcast to discuss a possible return to WWE.
Here's what he had to say on the matter (quotes via NoDQ.com):
“I took a long time off but now that I am transitioning away from ESPN and I'm starting to control my content and what I do and once I am able to announce what my next venture is than certainly everybody will know.
"I am going to be doing three or four different things and it had gotten to a point at ESPN where they didn't want to embrace my background which is WWE and they want to have their toe in the water but not both feet in and that becomes very frustrating.
"I started watching it again intently to keep my skills sharp. I started a show on Periscope and Twitter every single day and it's just thirty minuets talking about 3 or 4 different topics depending on the day and depending on what we talk about so I watch RAW every week and I watch Smackdown every week.
"I think there is a part of me now that I am free and no longer under contract (because at ESPN) they own you and tell you what you can and cannot do and I missed performing outside of the studio.
"I don't know if I'll ever go back there (WWE) and I don't know if I'll ever do anything with them again but I want to have the freedom to do it so I started watching it again a lot lately and if for some reason I am called upon I am ready to go."
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