PWInsider.com is reporting that Jonathan Coachman has been tapped to replace John Bradshaw Layfield as the Friday Night SmackDown! color commentator.
The switch was revealed at Sunday night’s WWE event, which features the taping of the first ECW and SmackDown! episodes of the new year.
JBL departed the announce booth in order to return to the ring as an active RAW brand Superstar. Michael Cole will continue his long-running role as SmackDown’s play-by-play man. It is unknown if Coachman will still be the on-screen Executive Assistant for RAW General Manager, William Regal and if he will still provide the color commentary for Heat.