That’s a surprise. There have been a lot of changes to the WWE landscape over the last year and a half, as all kinds of names have been released. That can cause a lot of jarring differences, but there are a few people you can almost count on to always be there. It turns out that will not be the case with another name though, as WWE may have let someone else go.

According to, WWE has released ring announcer Greg Hamilton, effective earlier this week. Hamilton reportedly took issue with rapper Westside Gunn using his voice and threatened to have WWE sue Gunn and was released soon after, though this is not confirmed as the reason for his release. Hamilton has removed all WWE mentions from his Twitter account and set it to private. Starting with WWE in 2015, Hamilton moved up from NXT and Tough Enough to become the voice of SmackDown.

There have been some great ring announcers in WWE history. Check out how some of them have done over the years:

Why Greg Hamilton is the world’s best ring announcer: A WWE Mockumentary

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Greatest announcer calls: WWE Top 10, June 30, 2018

Opinion: This is one of those situations where it seems like a talented person made a mistake. Hamilton was very good at his job, but ultimately, the company is likely to see him as someone who is easily replaceable and not worth their time and money. If Hamilton wants to get another announcing job in wrestling, it is not going to take him long and it would not surprise me to see him back in WWE one day. For now though, this is not exactly surprising.

What did you think of Hamilton’s time in WWE? Who should take his place? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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