WWE chief Vince McMahon continues brutal staff cuts as Tom Phillips is sacked from being much-loved commentator

WWE commentator Tom Phillips has been let go by chief Vince McMahon after nearly ten years on camera.

The 32-year-old, real name Tom Hannifan, has conducted interviews and commentated for the wrestling organisation since 2012.

But Fightful have now confirmed he has been sacked by WWE as boss McMahon continues his ruthless shake-up of the company.

Phillips' departure comes just days after fellow commentator Adnan Virk was also released.

Virk had only taken up the role on the mic in April following Wrestlemania 37.

But after just seven shows it was announced that he and WWE had 'mutually agreed' to part ways.

Speaking on Twitter, Virk said: “Thanks to @WWE for a wonderful opportunity. The weekly travel along with my other jobs was a grind for me and my family.

“Am grateful to everyone with the company especially @WWEGraves and @ByronSaxton for being such fantastic teammates.”

McMahon also took the decision in April to get rid of nine wrestlers in the WWE roster.

These included big names such as Samoa Joe and Micky James.

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And then earlier this week it was reported that WWE are making departmental cuts which has led to several redundancies.

It is thought that the company's Advanced Media Group and TV departments are merging, meaning there are going to be a number of redundancies from teams such as WWE.com, YouTube plus editorial and production.

Brian Pellegatto, senior vice president of production, and Jaylar Donlan, the executive vice president of advanced media group, were both among the casualties.


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