WWE Fires Ring Announcer Over Recent Questionable Actions

Published 10/27/2021, 9:46 AM EDT


WWE does not take it lightly when one of their employees uses the company’s name for personal gains. An example of this is the company letting go off ring announcer Greg Hamilton after his actions online.

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It so happened that Greg Hamilton lashed out at rapper West Gunn for using a sample of his voice. While that was fine, Hamilton threatening to use WWE lawyers to sue the artist is where the company drew the line.

The ring announcer dragged WWE lawyers into his personal matter, and him pointing that the company is going to get involved if he does not settle the matter with his personal lawyer may have ticked off the company.

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Hence, the company decided to let go of Greg Hamilton. Following that, Greg Hamilton has released a statement about the same.

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WWE has previously issued statements about refraining from personal matters

More often than not, the company comes under fire because of a Superstar’s misconduct in their personal life. In fact, some urge the company to take action, even when the company’s policy strictly ensures it does not get involved in any personal matters.

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The company has always preferred to deal with any such personal misconduct behind closed doors to understand how to move forward with the talent. Otherwise, WWE has never taken a stand for or against a Superstar for their personal life.

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Keeping that in mind, Greg Hamilton definitely should not have dragged WWE lawyers into the matter. The company’s lawyers are only concerned with the legal issues revolving around the company and the entities they create, but only the in-ring entities.

If anyone takes issue with a Superstar because of something to do within WWE, the lawyers will look into it, not otherwise.

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In fact, the company is also focused on the assets they own and the entities they create. It even banned pro-wrestlers from using their in-ring Superstar name to stream on third party platforms. Even though the policy received much backlash, WWE did not roll back the policy! Such is WWE’s take on legal policies.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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