Former WWE star Jonathan Coachman who currently works as a commentator in NBC recently talked about getting beat up by the Undertaker as a punishment for missing WWE event.
Jonathan Coachman is a future Hall of Famer in WWE who worked in WWE for quite a long time. He started his WWE career back in 1999 and he was mostly seen as backstage interviewer and he kept on doing this role for four years till 2003. After that, he started doing the role of a commentator and he also became the assistant of the then WWE RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff.
Jonathan Coachman Remembers Getting Beat Up By The Undertaker
He also started wrestling occasionally. If they view was against Yoshihiro Tajiri. He even got his pay per view match against Tajiri at Backlash 2004, not only Coach faced Tajiri but defeated him as well. He even got involved in the storyline between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Eric Bischoff.
Another highlight of his career was participating in the Royal Rumble match of 2005. He even survived in that Rumble match for nearly fifteen minutes and before finally getting eliminated by the two times WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. He currently works as a commentator in the NBC. He is still very much remembered by the WWE universe and he still makes occasional appearances in WWE.
Jonathan Coachman who currently works as a commentator in NBC recently spoke on Ad Free Shows where he talked about getting beat up by the Undertaker as a punishment for missing WWE event. He said;
“Back in 2004 or 2005, when we doing our shows in Afghanistan, it was supposed to be, ‘if you don’t wanna go, you don’t have to.’ It’s supposed to be completely up to you because we were going into a war zone and they couldn’t make you do it.
“That’s what was told to us. My first child was about to be born. My wife at the time, and rightfully so, didn’t want me going into the middle of a war zone. So I told the people that set it up at WWE, ‘I’m not going’.
“At that point, I had never said no to Vince once in my career, so they thought I was joking. The next week, I was doing commentary. When the show was over, one of the referees came over and said, ‘You need to go hit the Undertaker from behind’. I said ‘Why?’ and he said ‘It’s just what they’re telling me’.
“So basically, as punishment for not going to Afghanistan, I got beat up by the Undertaker. Then they hit Batista’s music and he came down and finished the job. As I’m getting my ass kicked, I’m thinking, ‘Is this really worth it?’ I’ve done everything I could possibly do, and I’m getting my ass handed to me for refusing to go to a war zone even though I went the year before.”
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