Greg Hamilton (real name Greg Hutson) has confirmed that he is no longer with WWE after working with the company for six years.
PWinsider.com reported on Tuesday that the ring announcer had been released by WWE.
Hamilton joined the company in 2015 with NXT and was called up the following year as the ring announcer for SmackDown.
Over the course of his tenure with the company, he had a recurring role with Shane McMahon when he was billed as “The Best in the World” and frequently had Hamilton redo his introduction and present an over-the-top delivery for McMahon.
Hamilton confirmed the news on Wednesday stating it was a “mutual respect departure”.
After 6 years and 52 weeks a year, it’s time to say “goodbye”.
First and foremost, don’t let the internet or social media gas you up; this was a mutual respect departure from a great company. Nothing but respect from both sides. It’s business. Also understand that what you see on social media is exactly that. It’s not real life. Especially for your favorite Superstars. They are human beings with real lives, and INCREDIBLE human beings. The hate, the bullying…that is read and internalized by real human beings…not characters. That needs to be said for my friends.
And as I get older, my mother is in her 70’s; my sister Jessi who has cerebral palsy…those are my priorities. Not chasing fame, not being on television. 52 weeks a year became too much. Without our mental health, we have nothing.
But man…..what a ride….there are truly no fans like the #WWEuniverse. Wow. 6 continents over 6 years; embracing your love and passion has truly changed me as a person. I am forever grateful.
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