Tell us your thoughts: WWE reportedly releases Greg Hamilton who threatened to sue rap artist Westside Gunn

WWE reportedly released ring announcer this week

It appears WWE has made another release. This time it is a ring announcer, and not an in-ring talent.

According to PWInsider and F4WOnline, WWE released SmackDown ring announcer Greg Hamilton (real name Greg Hutson) earlier this week.

Also per a report by, over the weekend, Hamilton, on his Instagram account threatened to enlist “WWE lawyers” to sue rap artist Westside Gunn for using a sample of his voice on a song. 

Hamilton had been with WWE since 2015 and had been a main roster ring announcer since 2016. He appeared on WWE programming as recently as just last week. He was also the ring announcer for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia and last Friday night’s SmackDown.

In a series of now deleted Instagram comments, Hamilton said that he was seeking a settlement of 20 to 30 thousand dollars for using his voice without permission. 

“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….,” Hamilton wrote. “It was 20k, but at noon eastern it’s $30k and we go to court.”

-Greg Hamilton

Hamilton has since removed WWE from his Twitter handle and made his Twitter account private. 

It should be noted that as of this report, WWE has yet to make a statement on the release, and if the social media posts was the due cause of Hamilton’s release.

Be sure to comment and tell us what you think of Hamilton’s reported release from WWE.

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