ESPN Rep Denies Rumored Coachman Signing, What Happened To Josh Mathews?

— Internet reports stating that WWE announcer Jonathan Coachman had signed a contract to join ESPN appear to be unfounded. Dave Nagle, a representative of ESPN, issued the following statement to SLAM! Sports to put an end to the rumors: “all I can say is that these ‘rumors’ are untrue…we do not have a signed deal. There is nothing more to say.” Rumors regarding Coachman’s departure began soon after Mick Foley replaced Coachman as the SmackDown color commentator at the Backlash pay-per-view two weeks ago. Internet reports started circulating and they said that Coachman had signed a contract with ESPN for an anchor position. For more on the story, click here. The article details how the rumors started in the first place.

— Former WWE World Tag Team Champions La RĂ©sistance is reuniting for an indy show. Devin Cutting sent in the following… Rob Conway and Rene Dupree will be reuniting as La Resistance at the Irish Whip Wrestling events on June 14th, 2008 in Tallaght, Ireland and June 15th, 2008 in Blackpool, Ireland. Also appearing are Raven, Daivari and Bryan Danielson. Go to http://www.irishwhipwrestling.com for info about IWW and http://www.prowrestlingevents.tk for info about upcoming shows.

— Former Velocity announcer Josh Mathews, who is still employed but hasn’t appeared on a SmackDown broadcast in over two years, is now hosting a webshow on WWE.com talking about the top five movers and shakers in WWE. Among those profiled on this week’s show are Colin Delaney, Beth Phoenix and Batista. To see the first edition of the Weekly Top Five, click here.

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