Former WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield teased on Twitter that he will be assuming the SmackDown color commentator chair left by Booker T. He wrote, "I was only debating coming back, not very serious. But after @MichaelCole shows he is still alive and an idiot. I'm coming back! #smackdown."
The esteemed Voice of WWE, Michael Cole, broke his six-month Twitter silence to respond to his former broadcast partner dismissively comparing him to basketball great Michael Jordan's backup center teammate Will Perdue: "It was jordan and pippen. You got glory I did the work. sorry I am actually working and not golfing at st Andrews or fishing in the Bahamas. Enjoy retirement."
Cole also stated in regards to Layfield's vow to come back to SmackDown, "I am sure they have a spot for you at nxt and fcw. Enjoy learning the ropes again."