Michael Cole was recently a guest on WWE’s After The Bell podcast where he talked about his match against Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler at Wrestlemania 27.
Cole ended up sharing what Vince McMahon told him backstage after the match was over. Here is what he had to say:
“Jerry comes off the rope with a missile dropkick and he kicks me right in the mouth. What happened? My other tooth next to the one Punk knocked out goes flying across the ring so now I’ve lost two teeth in the same day. There’s blood everywhere.”
“Jerry looks at me and he throws a right hand and I don’t even sell. I don’t even know where I’m at. I’m still on my feet and he goes, ‘Michael you’ve gotta go down when I throw a punch.’ So the next punch he throws with his index knuckle out and he catches me under the eye I go down like a brick.”
“Then when I get up he goes, ‘I’m gonna deliver the Stunner.’ I said, ‘A stunner?! How do I do a stunner?’ He goes: ‘Just sit there.’ He jammed his shoulder into my chin so bad I’m just laying there and they count the 1-2-3 or it’s over and I tapped out or whatever happened.”
“I got carried out of there a bloody mess. As I go to the back Vince, I walked to the back, and I’m like, ‘Man, I thought that went pretty good.’ I go to the back and I look at Vince, and Vince looks at me and he goes, ‘That is the worst thing I’ve ever witnessed in 60 years.’ So, that was my WrestleMania match, but the check cleared and I’m still undefeated.”
H/t to Ringside News