Greg Hamilton was released from his position as a ring announcer by WWE after a bizarre online interaction. Now, Hamilton is sharing his side of the story.

In a Wednesday morning Instagram post, the former WWE voice thanked the fans for a great run. He outlined his priorities for the future and gave a warning about social media.

After 6 years and 52 weeks a year, it’s time to say “goodbye”. First and foremost, don’t let the internet or social media gas you up; this was a mutual respect departure from a great company. Nothing but respect from both sides. It’s business. We all know our worth.

Also understand that what you see on social media is exactly that. It’s not real life. Especially for your favorite Superstars. They are human beings with real lives, and INCREDIBLE human beings. The hate, the bullying….that is read and internalized by real human beings….not characters. That needs to be said for my friends.

And as I get older, my mother is in her 70’s; my sister Jessi who has cerebral palsy…those are my priorities. Not chasing fame, not being on television. 52 weeks a year became too much. Without our mental health, we have nothing.
But man…..what a ride….there are truly no fans like the 

#WWEuniverse. Wow. 6 continents over 6 years; embracing your love and passion has truly changed me as a person. I am forever grateful.”

Hamilton had threatened to sue rapper Westside Gunn for using his voice on a track. He stated that he would be backed by WWE lawyers.

Greg Hamilton began his WWE career in 2015. For now, it seems like he is going to be taking a break from wrestling to take care of his mental health and his family.

Do you think Greg Hamilton will return to wrestling? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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