WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley and others took to Twitter Thursday to react to the news of the release of long-time WWE announcer play-by-play announcer Tom Phillips (Hannifan).
Phillips, who had been with WWE since 2012 was reportedly released by WWE on Thursday.
As of this report, neither WWE nor Phillips has made any public statement regarding the release.
You can check out the Twitter posts from Foley and others below:
I’m surprised to see that WWE let Tom Phillips let go.
I always enjoyed his announcing, and thought his chemistry with his fellow commentators was professional, informative and entertaining. Announcing in @WWE is not easy, and he did it very well. https://t.co/BkE3EBRwdf
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) May 27, 2021
I’ll always be grateful for @TomHannifan for taking a chance on me and also offering me a chance to rediscover what a loved about wrestling at a time when I was starting to question it.
What a damn pro who will be doing great stuff going forward I’m sure 🤟 pic.twitter.com/SQtsmX25Pl
— Drama King Matt (@DramaKingMatt) May 27, 2021
For my money, @TomHannifan was the best commentator I had the pleasure of working with. He worked so hard w/ us to get our story across. He put the words to our music. Maybe his biggest “downfall” was he enjoyed calling actual professional wrestling…
I’m sure I’ll see you soon
— Uncle Dax FTR (@DaxFTR) May 27, 2021