Vince McMahon Lost His Temper on WWE Legend Live On Air: “I’m Gonna Fire You and Kick Your A**”

Published 12/21/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Vince McMahon being honored at the 2,357th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony held on Hollywood Blvd on March 14, 2008 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage)


Michael Cole has been the voice of WWE since the Attitude Era. However, WWE Hall of Famer JBL recently revealed an incident when WWE chairman Vince McMahon almost fired Cole.

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Now, the WWE Universe knows that the boss keenly listens to the commentators calling out matches. The ringside announcers are handed a set of instructions that they have to abide by, no matter what.

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However, one honest mistake from Cole almost landed him out of WWE as McMahon was ready to kick his a** and fire him.

Vince McMahon got furious because Michael Cole forgot what he had told to him

During a recent Q&A session at Steel City Con, JBL recounted the night that Michael Cole almost lost his job because of a small mistake.

The former WWE champion revealed that McMahon specifically informed the commentators to not address Deuce (James Snuka Jr.) as Jimmy Snuka’s son.

However, the moment Deuce got inside the ring, Cole forgot what the boss had ordered and called him Jimmy Snuka’s son. This outraged Vince McMahon, who thought that Cole was making fun of him.

“I don’t even notice it. Soon as [Deuce] tags in, Michael Cole says, ‘In comes Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ Vince had just told him don’t say ‘Jimmy Snuka’s son.’ Well, when he says that, they’ve got the little God camera that can look at us. I start laughing because I realize Cole doesn’t know not to say that. Vince sees me laughing and thinks Cole is making fun of him in front of the whole entire company.”

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“Vince’s response was, ‘Michael, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna fire you. No, I’m gonna come down there and I’m gonna kick your a**. Not I’m not, no I’m not’ and he’s debating with himself at this point,” said JBL.

Vince realized that it was a mistake

Eventually, when Vince realized that Michael said it by mistake, the boss calmed down and let the incident slide.

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Cole is currently calling matches with Pat McAfee on Friday Nights. He has confessed that working with McAfee has revitalized his career as a commentator since McAfee is known for his witty banter and funny segments.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. He graduated from Raj Kumar Goel Institute of Technology in Ghaziabad. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports.

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