Former WWE wrestler Jonathan Coachman explains shock in WrestleMania 40 documentary
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Former WWE wrestler Jonathan Coachman explains shock in WrestleMania 40 documentary

Jonathan Coachman spent about 15 years working for WWE during two separate stints with the company, which gave him first-hand knowledge of how the sports entertainment giant operates. Appearing on “Busted Open Radio,” Coachman was asked to share his thoughts on the recently released documentary “WrestleMania XL: Behind the Curtain,” and the former “WWE Raw” commentator explained why he believes the show is a natural evolution for the company following the departure of former CEO Vince McMahon.

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“WWE, now that they’re moving to Netflix — you have to be able to have both sides of the fence,” Coachman said. “And one of the things when Vince was there, it was impossible to be honest (about) whether you liked something or not, and to really push and make something progress, you have to be able to show the good, the bad and the ugly. And I thought that in this documentary … there was a little bit of all of that.”

Coachman is a known fan of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as the two worked closely together during Coachman’s early days in WWE. Still, the former ESPN personality shared his belief that the documentary’s delay was likely due to extensive editing on Johnson’s behalf.

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“I was shocked to see that basically the day of the Royal Rumble, … Triple H didn’t even have a plan for Cody Rhodes,” Coachman continued.

While the documentary made it seem like Johnson was eager to bring up the idea of ​​pulling out of his match with Reigns in favor of Rhodes, Coachman believes the decision didn’t come that easily. The Rock may have stepped back this year, but Coachman sees Johnson returning to the forefront to lead WWE to arguably its best year in company history.

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit “Busted Open Radio” with ah/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.