|Is Coach bringing SportsCenter with him to SummerSlam?|
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Coachman has been cryptically tweeting about SummerSlam lately, and the ones below are of most interest:
“@CommanderClark8: @TheCoachESPN Did anything ever materialize for SummerSlam on ESPN next week?”-anyone know a good hotel near Barclays.— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) August 14, 2015
So next weekend does anyone know of anything to do in Brooklyn. Don't have anything on my schedule. No wait... Yes I do. #SS— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) August 16, 2015
So Coachman has pretty much said everything short of an official confirmation that he'll be anchoring SportsCenter from the Barclays Center on August 23. If two and two does indeed equal four here, then it will be the first time I can remember the mainstream sports media paying this much attention to a wrestling event for positive reasons in forever. Obviously, ESPN comes with its own baggage, given the platforms it presents to guys like Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith, but then again, WWE has Donald Trump in its Hall of Fame. These two companies are closer bedfellows than one might think.“@JoshNASCARWWE: @TheCoachESPN Will we see you on air? The masses want to know!”-I'm not going just to be a spectator. #sportscenter.— Jonathan Coachman (@TheCoachESPN) August 16, 2015
I'm not sure how ESPN could cover wrestling, but with Coachman aboard, it's in good position to do so. Now the question remains how much of the four hour broadcast will Michael Cole and company spend shouting out ESPN and obsequiously pointing out how it's there covering a WWE event? My guess is that is the reason why an extra hour was added to the telecast. That's only a half-a-joke.