These last two years, 2020 and 2021, for WWE athletes and wrestlers and its insiders have been nothing short of devastating, with numerous very important names on the company's TV screens being released for a variety of reasons, but with all these cuts that were part of a cost-containment project, which WWE wanted to maintain after the outbreak of the global pandemic.
With the covid-19 pandemic, in fact, WWE found itself redundant, from the assembly and disassembly of the ring to the wrestlers who no longer knew where to fight, to the road agents and employees who were in charge of organizing the company live events canceled overnight.
All these people were eventually released one at a time, with the total of these layoffs exceeding 300 in less than two years. WWE personality and ring announcer Greg Hamilton has been released by WWE according to a report published by Pro Wrestling Insider.
The report suggests that the 42-year-old Hamilton, real name Greg Huston, was released several days ago from the company.
Greg Hamilton was released several days ago
Before stepping foot into a WWE ring, Greg Hamilton worked in sports broadcasting for multiple outlets, including local FOX, NBC, and CBS stations in California.
However, Hamilton's love for WWE would eventually bring him to Stamford Connecticut. As detailed in his WWE bio, Hamilton has been a fan of WWE since his early teens. In the last few hours, it has emerged that the well-known ring announcer of the Stamford-based company, which became famous for presenting Shane McMahon as the "Beeest in the Woooooorld", has also been released in recent days.
PW Insider confirmed this news, reporting: "World Wrestling Entertainment released ring announcer Greg 'Hamilton' Hutson during the week, PWInsider confirmed." Thus ends the career in WWE also of the 42-year-old announcer, who in recent years had been used a lot by the WWE, after the departure of even more famous characters such as Lilian Garcia, Tony Chimel or Justin Roberts.
At the moment we do not know the reasons that led WWE to fire one of its now last ring announcers, but perhaps the problems related to the online dispute between Hamilton and rapper Gunn, who had used an audio track of Hamilton without his permission, by forcing the WWE announcer to threaten a lawsuit, it may have upset the company, which then decided to do without its umpteenth microphone attendant.