Michael Cole has seen more than most people in WWE over the past quarter century. He has witnessed many different storylines, called thousands of matches, and has even played an on-screen character.
But out of everything that he has witnessed and been a part of, there’s one storyline that, to him, stands head and shoulders above the rest: the Bloodline.
This story began over two-and-a-half years ago and hasn’t stopped. Ever since Roman Reigns returned in the summer of 2020, he has been on a historic roll. Together with his cousins and later Paul Heyman and Sami Zayn, Reigns and this Bloodline story has been integral to WWE’s success over the past few years.
And Michael Cole, who has enjoyed a front seat to the story since its inception, loves it so much that he thinks that it deserves much more praise than it has already gotten.
Michael Cole things WWE’s Bloodline deserves an Emmy
Speaking with Richard Deitsch on the Sports Media Podcast, Michael Cole explained why the Bloodline and everyone behind it deserve praise.
Specifically, he praised how this storyline was able to be pulled off and executed without the benefit of re-takes and a limited shooting schedule, which is what standard TV shows get and WWE doesn’t.
“It’s incredible. This story is the best story that I’ve been involved in for 26 years. Bar none, by far, for so many different reasons. When I made that comment about the story should win an Emmy, I got laughed at by a lot of people.
I’ll say it again today, that this story deserves an Emmy, or at least a nomination. We’re wrestling, we’re sports entertainment. We’re a joke to a lot of people within the Hollywood world. But it’s about time that the work that we do in our company is recognized in that level. We’re doing live episodic television 52 weeks a year.
We’re not doing a nine-episode ‘Last of Us’, which now goes on hiatus for a year-and-half or two years until they do their next nine episodes. We’re doing compelling episodic television every single week.
So everyone from Paul Levesque to the people on the creative writing team to the superstars/actors who are involved, they all deserve recognition for this because this has be an incredible story that’s been going on for almost three years.
That’s 52 weeks a year for three years we have delivered compelling television that hasn’t gotten boring, that has had twists and turns that you can put up with any television show on the planet right now.”
The Bloodline storyline may conclude at WrestleMania 39 or it may continue as Roman Reigns defends his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Cody Rhodes in the main-event on night two, which is on Sunday.
h/t Fightful for the transcription