WWE has released ring announcer Greg Hamilton, PWInsider's Mike Johnson reports.
While the promotion is yet to make any kind of statement on the matter, Johnson states that the 42-year-old was let go earlier this week, having worked for WWE since 2015.
PWInsider had investigated Hamilton's situation after the announcer removed references to WWE from his Twitter profile and locked his account. In doing so, the outlet learned he had been cut.
Although there's currently no word on why, exactly, Hamilton was let go, Greg recently threatened to sue rapper Westside Gunn for allegedly sampling a clip of his voice for a song without his permission. This went down through a series of Instagram posts which have since been deleted, but read as follows:-
"Well @westsidegunn @buffalokidsgallery let’s hope that since you STOLE my voice for your incoherent kindergarten fables, that you saved up enough delivering for Door Dash….because….You….are…. *****. You’ll be paying me for years….apologize and I’ll think about not collecting every dime for the rest of your life….or I can just get WWE lawyers….that’s ok too. Settle with my lawyer. And don’t EVER use my voice again….so wrong."
"Tick... tock.....the longer this goes, the longer I have in court....you ready to settle or do you wanna dance with WWE lawyers? It's a slam dunk. Price goes up by the day.... It was 20k, but at noon eastern it's $30k and we go to court."
Hamilton was serving as SmackDown's ring announcer at the time of his departure, having been moved from NXT to WWE's main roster in 2016. The company is yet to announce his replacement.