WWE star reveals when he knew he would be fired by Triple H

Former RAW commentator Jimmy Smith has revealed that he knew he was getting let go WWE was up after a dialog he had with Triple H.

The previous MMA fighter joined the purple model’s announce workforce in Could final 12 months after changing Adnan Virk because the present’s play-by-play commentator. He lately confirmed his departure from the corporate on social media after WWE introduced adjustments to its broadcast groups.

Talking on his Unlocking the Cage present, Jimmy Smith shared that he got here up with an fascinating line to say at Excessive Guidelines after chatting with Matt Riddle. When he went to The Sport to pitch the concept, he was advised to move it over to Michael Cole as an alternative. That is when he knew his time was up.

“Triple H by chance advised me earlier than the present Monday. He screwed up and advised me [about the commentary changes]. He didn’t imply to… I’m going, ‘Hey, I simply talked to Riddle and he gave me this line about how he out-wrestled Jon Jones twice’ and Triple H goes, ‘Okay, cool. Give that notice to Cole’ and I went, why would I’ve to present that notice to Cole if I’m calling the match on Saturday? Oh. I’m not calling the match on Saturday. Oh, I’m most likely fired. In about two seconds, my mind went, that’s so — okay… and I used to be like, all proper. So I knew mainly the entire present on Monday night time that I wasn’t coming again so after I received the decision Tuesday, I used to be not notably stunned,” stated Smith. (H/T POST Wrestling)

Jimmy Smith says he loved his time in WWE

Earlier than turning into the play-by-play announcer for RAW, Jimmy Smith did commentary within the UFC. He is a retired MMA fighter.

He acknowledged that he had fun working for WWE, and it was an fascinating expertise for him.

“The primary query I’m getting is, ‘How are you doing? Oh my God, are you okay? Is every thing all proper? Are you freaking out?’ A number of issues that I wanna lay out, primary, had a good time doing the WWE. It was a ton of enjoyable, it was as soon as once more, working for the circus. It was weird, it was bizarre, I realized so much in a really distinctive approach in essentially the most anxious surroundings attainable.”

The RAW commentary sales space will now encompass Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves, starting with the present’s season premiere this Monday. In the meantime, Michael Cole and Wade Barrett would be the voices of SmackDown.

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