Michael Cole has been behind the announce booth for over two decades and he's still having the time of his life next to Pat McAfee.
McAfee joined Cole full-time on WWE SmackDown commentary in April and the two found instant chemistry.
Joining McAfee on The Pat McAfee Show, Cole explained how the former NFL punter breathed new life in his career.
"You have completely revitalized my career. I've been doing this for almost 25 years and have seen and been part of everything in WWE. You go through different partners and everyone I have worked with has been great and have all brought a different style to the product. JBL, unbelievable partner. Corey Graves, incredible talent. You're different than all of those guys because you're a true fan and you bring that enthusiasm to the product and seeing how you've been acting over the past couple of months has really revitalized what I do and I realize that I have to step up my game to keep up with what you're doing from an enthusiastic standpoint and that's what I'm trying to do. It's been a lot of fun for me and it's been really different. Thank you for breathing life into this old man," said Cole.
McAfee, who was brought on board by Cole for various appearances and gigs before landing on SmackDown full-time, praised Cole for his professionalism and work ethic.
"As a fan for a long time, the general thing has been 'Michael Cole is WWE's driver.' You're answering things none of us truly understand are happening. It's been an honor to get a chance to, I don't want to say fuck with you, but almost remind you that this is a fun thing. That's something I do on a regular basis, 'remember, this is fun.' The only reason I can do what I'm doing is because I have you there. You are the biggest safety net that anybody can ever have. I'm honored to see you having a blast," he said.
Elsewhere during the podcast, Cole explained why he thinks he's the best at running a show. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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