Peter Rosenberg hasn’t been on WWE television in quite some time. While he used to be a fixture on pre-show events and on various WWE Network content such as “Bring it to the Table” alongside Paul Heyman and JBL (and later Corey Graves in place of Heyman), that role has seemingly faded over time.
On an episode of ESPN’s Cheap Heat, Rosenberg would speak on this and the fact that he was taken off of WWE Kickoff shows which would lead to a lack of a role for him at WrestleMania altogether in an episode called “The End of an Era“.
“Those challenges led to me to deciding to take some time off from traveling with WWE. When I came back to WWE and I was ready to work WrestleMania, those who make the decisions on those things, Michael Cole, were no longer interested in using me for that.
So WrestleMania came to New York City where I’ve been promoting it for four/five months prior. Even when I was no longer traveling and they said, ‘We don’t have a place for you on WrestleMania.’ They couldn’t even squeeze me on that [make shift] Watch Along show with eighty people talking at the same time. Still didn’t have room for me there. Couldn’t put me anywhere. Ok.”
For Rosenberg, this isn’t even an issue that he has with Michael Cole. Instead, it’s a problem that’s far more deeply rooted with the company.
“As much as it sounds like I’m mad at Cole, [I’m] not even mad at Cole. Cole and I were never super tight. He’s got the way he sees things. If I don’t fit into that, I don’t care.”
Rosenberg Slams WWE’s Watch Along
If you got the impression that Rosenberg isn’t a fan of “Watch Along” due to the nature of his comments, though, you’d be correct. In fact, the on-air personality would take it a step further and call the show an embarrassment.
“There’s a lot of things that I don’t… as you can hear, I think the Watch Along show is literally the worst… an embarrassment to the Network. So, we all have different views of how we do things, and by the way, that’s not a veiled shot at Pat McAfee. I don’t think anyone can do that show and make it good. You can’t have ten people talking at the same time. It’s not good.
It can be done well if it’s small and put together well. Those ones we did on ESPN were pretty good but even those were rough, and that was ESPN producing them with much smaller groups of all broadcasters. So that’s not a veiled shot at McAfee and that’s not a shot at Michael Cole. Cole has the right to make the choices he wants to make.”
These are interesting comments and it’ll be interesting to see how the situation plays out and if Rosenberg will ever appear on WWE television again. At this point, it seems more unlikely than anything.