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."