​JBL Recalls Vince McMahon Threatening to Kick Michael Cole's Ass & Fire Him

JBL recalled the funny story

JBL has recalled Vince McMahon threatening to beat up and then fire Michael Cole during a live Friday Night SmackDown taping because he thought the commentator deliberately disobeyed him.

The WWE Hall Of Famer recounted a time when McMahon didn't want the commentary team to refere to Deuce - of Deuce and Domino - as Jimmy Snuka's son, only for Cole to do exactly that after the WWE Chairman had told them too earlier.

During the Q&A at Steel City Con, JBL recalled: "I'll tell you a funny story. We were sitting in the back one time with Vince and Jimmy Snuka's son was debuting and Vince said, 'Be sure you say when he comes in that's Jimmy Snuka's son.' Now later we tried to say that but Vince goes on to say, 'The last thing you want to say is he's Jimmy Snuka's son because he can't live up to the fact that Jimmy Snuka was his dad.' Later they tried that because he didn't really work out. They tried.

"But Michael Cole took copious notes. So he's writing down, 'Jimmy Snuka's son.' I don't even notice it. As soon as the kid tags in Michael Cole says, 'in comes Jimmy Snuka's son.' Vince had just told him don't say Jimmy Snuka's son. We'll when he says that, they've got the little God cam where they can look at us. I start laughing because I realized Cole doesn't know not to say that. Vince sees me laughing and thinks Cole is making fun of him in front of the entire company.

"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 ass — No, I'm not.' He's debating with himself at this point and he goes, 'No, no, no, no, no, no. I'm gonna kick your ass and then I'm going to fire you. That's what I'm gonna do. I'm coming down right now.'

"Michael's just looking at the camera like, and I'm dying laughing and there's no commentary. Then by the time the commercial comes around, there's no commentary to match. Vince realizes what happened that Michael did it by mistake. He goes, 'Haha, I lost it a little bit there didn't I? Ha!'"

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