SportsCenter will air hits live from Wrestlemania, adding to ESPN’s WWE coverage

“The Worldwide Leader In Wrestling News?” While ESPN’s unlikely to top WWE itself for wrestling coverage, the network has substantially increased its WWE coverage recently, and they’re covering professional wrestling much more often and much more seriously than their competitors. That’s going to continue around Sunday’s Wrestlemania, where ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman ...
Via Awful Announcing
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

PW Video Booth: Lesnar on SportsCenter, ‘The Elite’ issue an open challenge & Puma vs. Pentagon Jr. full match

Brock Lesnar was Jonathan Coachman’s weekly guest this past Tuesday on his Off The Top Rope SportsCenter segment. Brock talked about the most difficult thing for him to accomplish in his multi-sport career, his infamous failed shooting star press against Kurt Angle at WrestleMania 19, his relationship with Paul Heyman, Daniel Bryan’s retirement and he even had some advice for...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Daniel Bryan full ‘Off the Top Rope’ SportsCenter interview (video)

Daniel Bryan appeared on Jonathan Coachman’s weekly Off the Top Rope SportsCenter segment last night to discuss his career as a professional wrestler and what might be next for him following his retirement. We could break the interview down and make a list of what we learned from it but we’d really rather you just sit and watch it. There may never be another superstar like Bryan...
Via Fight Booth
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Beckham Jr. reportedly showed little remorse during hearing

Odell Beckham Jr.’s one-game suspension was upheld by James Thrash on Wednesday, and according to a report, the New York Giants receiver wasn’t exactly full of remorse during the hearing. ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman shared on Twitter after the decision came down that Beckham “showed little remorse” during the hearing, per Adam Schefter. @AdamSchefter says OBJ showed little...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

What should we realistically expect from ESPN’s WWE coverage?

ESPN’s recent coverage of WWE may be best described as “strange”. A month ago, SportsCenter began running WWE recap segments. Earlier this month, WWE personality turned SportsCenter anchor Jonathan Coachman broke the news about Seth Rollins’ injured knee. So you’ve got SportsCenter breaking news and recapping events, but when it comes to controversy…well, ESPN hasn...
Via Awful Announcing
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Seth Rollins injured, out 6-9 months; WWE to crown new champion at Survivor Series

The WWE will be crowning a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion at Survivor Series after current champion Seth Rollins suffered a knee injury during a match against Kane at a WWE Live Event in Ireland Wednesday night. ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman, a former WWE commentator that still has a close relationship with the company, reported that Rollins had torn his ACL, MCL, and meniscus...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE champ Seth Rollins out 6-9 months with torn ACL

WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins suffered a serious knee injury during an event in Ireland Thursday night, and he is expected to be out for several months. Jonathan Coachman of ESPN reports that Rollins suffered a torn ACL and MCL during a match against Kane. Rollins’ knee appeared to buckle awkwardly underneath him as...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Coachman, ESPN now breaking WWE news

This weird WWE/ESPN tie-in just got taken to a whole new level. ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman broke the news that WWE champion Seth Rollins hurt his knee and would miss 6-9 months. BREAKING: Last night in Dublin, IRL, @WWE Champion @WWERollins suffered right ACL/MCL/medial meniscus tears; out 6-9 months. — Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) November 5, 2015 In perhaps a more bizarre...
Via Awful Announcing
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE Champion Seth Rollins Injures Knee, Expected To Miss 6 To 9 Months

The WWE was dealt a vicious blow during its current European tour. WWE world heavyweight champion Seth Rollins injured his knee during a show in Dublin on Wednesday night. The initial hopes were that Rollins only tweaked the knee, but ESPN host (and former WWE personality) Jonathan Coachman reported Thursday that Rollins tore his right ACL, MCL and meniscus. He’s expected to miss...
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

John Cena Will Be This Week’s WWE Guest on ESPN SportsCenter

Last week, WWE began a new partnership with ESPN SportsCenter with a featured WWE superstar appearing on the show every Tuesday night. The first guest was WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. Today, Jonathan Coachman has announced who will be making the appearance on “the mothership” this week. In case you just missed it @JohnCena will be our guest on @SportsCenter...
Via Between The Ropes
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

SportsCenter airs weekly WWE recap segment

If you tuned into SportsCenter on Tuesday, you may have seen something that confused the hell out of you – what seemed to be a a weekly WWE recap segment hosted by Jonathan Coachman, and an in-character interview of Seth Rollins by Coachman. NEXT on @ESPN @SportsCenter: @WWERollins brings you the Top 5 moments in @WWE this week! @TheCoachESPN — WWE...
Via Awful Announcing
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN to air weekly WWE segment

People love to criticize professional wrestling and everything it stands for. A lot of these people love to use the tired lines of “It’s fake” or “It’s not a real sport.” It used to be where professional wrestling was rarely aired on television. Now, you can’t turn on the TV or get on the internet and see something related to wrestling, mainly the WWE. Even when you...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE’s Zack Ryder Shoots For Fastest SportsCenter Interview Ever (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> Zack Ryder is known as WWE’s Internet Champion. Perhaps he also should be considered SportsCenter Champion after the ESPN interview he did Sunday before WWE SummerSlam. Jonathan Coachman, who was a WWE commentator before becoming an ESPN anchor, caught up with Ryder in an attempt to conduct the fastest interview in “SportsCenter”...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

ESPN Audio overhauls their weekend lineup

ESPN Audio has completely and utterly overhauled their lineup of weekend radio shows, launching eight new programs featuring a diverse array of talent. Of the 13 weekend shows airing, only four had existed prior to January 1st, which lets you know how much of a change of direction this is. Saturday, 8 AM-12 PM: Dari & Mel. Existing show hosted by Dari Nowkhah and Mel Kiper...
Via Awful Announcing
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE News: Jonathan Coachman On Why He Left WWE Plus His Return

Jonathan Coachman recently spoke with He went on to explain why he left the WWE in the first place and why he is now returning to the WWE. It is always interesting to hear what a former employee of the WWE reminisces on old memories. This interview also provides context to our own interview that we had with Coachman a while ago. Here’s the interview below...
Via Wrestling News Depot
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Jonathan Coachman and WWE Close to a Deal

Jonathan Coachman is known for his hilarious interviews with The Rock, henchmen to various authority figures and for being Raw’s general manager at one point. WWE fans fondly remembers him for those things and many felt bummed when he departed from the WWE to enter the next chapter of his life and career.   He has been working for ESPN since leaving the WWE. Back in February...
Via Wrestling News Depot
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Chris Jericho Talks Returning Soon, Jonathan Coachman Teasing WWE Announcement

- Former WWE Champion Chris Jericho will be appearing at the upcoming Wizard World Comic Convention in St. Louis. Jericho spoke with News Magazine Network to promote the appearance, below are highlights from the interview. On (sort of) returning home to Chesterfield: I lived in Chesterfield back in ‘75-’76 when my dad (Ted Irvine) was playing hockey for the Blues. I don’t remember...
Via Wrestling News Depot
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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