8 WWE Commentators Vince McMahon Soured On

No WWE commentator is safe from the wrath of Vince McMahon.


WWE goes through commentators as frequently as Vince McMahon changes his mind regarding creative plans, and very rarely does the company settle on a single announce team for one of their shows for a substantial amount of time.

Commentators can be called up from NXT and then demoted back down to developmental in an instant, as well as be switched from SmackDown Live to Raw and vice versa. Obviously, some announcers are better than others, but at the end of the day, it's merely a matter of how high officials (and specifically Vince McMahon) are on them.

There have been some pretty deplorable commentators over the years in WWE that were around for a lot longer than they should have been because they had support from the boss. In other cases, talented talkers have been close to becoming the next voice of WWE before one mistake cost them their spot behind the booth.

Either way, McMahon ultimately soured on them all, regardless of whether they deserved to be or not. It's no secret McMahon plays favorites and has pet projects of his own, even on commentary, and the following eight announcers are prime examples of individuals who were at one time favored by the boss -before Vince became disenchanted with them.


Graham Mirmina (aka Graham “GSM” Matthews) joined Hidden Remote in March 2015. Additionally, he has been a WWE Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report since May 2010 and also contributes work to WhatCulture. An Endicott College alumnus, he is currently pursuing his master's in Digital Journalism at Quinnipiac University, in addition to working as a freelance sports writer. His ultimate goal is to one day write for WWE.