New Round Of WWE Releases Includes Longtime Ring Announcer

WWE has done a number of releases in 2020 and it would appear that another round of releases have come over the weekend.

According to a report by, 10-15 employees were released by WWE over the past weekend. Many of the cuts were said to be logistical and behind-the-scenes staff that were working out of company headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

The most notable name that was released was a name many would recognize. Tony Chimel, the former longstanding ring announcer for WWE, was among those released. He had been with the company since 1991 and most notably worked as a ring announcer for the SmackDown brand. Chimel moved into a behind-the-scenes role in recent years, working as a production manager and overseeing the WWE ring crew. Chimel became very well known during his time as a ring announcer for the way he introduced Edge during his entrances.

Another noteworthy name to be let go by the company is Derek Casselman. He had been with the company since 1993 and worked as the Director of Venue Merchandise Remote Operations for WWE.

We will keep you updated if any more releases by WWE are announced.


S.A.M.’s Spiel: 2020 has been quite the hectic year, so it is no surprise that WWE has released more employees. I doubt this will be the last round of releases we see before the year is over.