Michael Cole Opens Up On WWE Retirement Plans

Michael Cole Has Opened Up About A Potential WWE Retirement

As noted at WrestleMania 39, this year’s show marks the 22nd time that Michael Cole has been at WWE’s biggest yearly event - the most of any announcer in WWE history. He has been the voice of WWE for nearly three decades at this point, and it is hard to imagine a commentary desk without him. However, he has provided some insight on when he plans on potentially hanging up his headset for good. 

Speaking on the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch, Cole talked about his goals in commentary and when he looks to retire; 

“To toot my own horn a little bit, I’m very happy to have had the opportunity to do this for so long, to be here. People ask me all the time, ‘How long are you gonna do this for?’ I’ll tell you one thing, 30 years would be a really cool goal. That’s four years from now, but I can promise you this. I will get out before I slip. No disrespect to anyone else, but I’m not gonna be a 75 [or] 80-year-old man doing this week in and week out. I’ve busted my ass, I’ve made a really good living, and I want to be able to get out while the going’s good and still be able to enjoy the rest of my life. I don’t want to be a shell of myself. I don’t want to be that, ‘He used to be good. He’s not good anymore.’ I don’t want to be that person.”

Cole at least looks to continue on for a few more years as the voice of WWE, though he could well go on for longer than that if he is still going strong.

H/T Fightful 

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