There goes another one. Commentary is one of the most important aspects of a wrestling show. The commentary team points the fans in the right direction and lets them know where the company wants things to go. They convey emotions and explain what is going on, both to older and newer fans. Now an experienced wrestling, broadcaster is a free agent.
According to Fightful.com, Tom Phillips has been released from WWE. There is no word on why Phillips was let go, though it does come during the same week as several releases, along with Monday Night Raw broadcaster Adnan Virk departing the company. According to PWInsider.com, Phillips’ release has nothing to do with the releases from earlier this week and took place within the last twenty four hours.
Phillips did some nice work while he was around. Check out some of his time with the company:
Opinion: It would not surprise me if Phillips requested the release. Earlier this week, the Monday Night Raw broadcaster left and someone else was brought in to take the spot. Phillips was not getting the SmackDown job with Michael Cole around, so how much higher was Phillips going in WWE? I would certainly hope that WWE would not let a completely serviceable announcer with experience at every level in the company go, but stranger things have happened.
What did you think of Phillips? Where will he wind up? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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