Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler & Byron Saxton were a commentator team for WWE Thursday Night SmackDown from January 15, 2015 until April 16, 2015. Michael Cole was removed from the SmackDown commentator team to called the event on WWE Monday Night Raw along with John "Bradshaw" Layfield and Booker T and replaced by Tom Phillips. They returned to call the action for the February 18, 2016 episode of SmackDown to fill in for Mauro Ranallo, who was absent due to suffering from influenza. Cole and Saxton recently call the action on Raw alongside JBL since June 8, 2015 until present.