As reported earlier today, former WWE announce team member Tom Phillips is parting ways with the company. The announcement caught many people from all over the wrestling world by surprise, including Mick Foley, Big E and more. They, like many people, took to social media to react, and you can see a few of their tweets below:
— Bronson Reed (@bronsonreedwwe) 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
— Matt Rehwoldt (@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
My dawg. pic.twitter.com/1eOxKhYf99
— Ettore “Big E” Ewen (@WWEBigE) May 27, 2021
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
According to multiple reports, the reason Phillips has been released by the company is for reasons that aren’t related to WWE’s current budget cuts.