It was recently reported that Greg Hamilton, real name Greg Hutson, had been released from WWE, and today the former ring announcer confirmed his release when he issued the following statement:

“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. We all know our worth.

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. ❤️

And for one last time….
“ONE FALL”!!!! (I don’t work there anymore so you’re allowed to say it now)”

Greg Hamilton joined WWE in 2015 and he went on to do work in NXT and on Tough Enough. He joined the main roster in 2016 and eventually went on to become the regular ring announcer for the SmackDown brand. Stay tuned for updates.