WWE found a void in their Spanish commentary team. 29-year veteran Carlos Cabrera was released to the surprise of many fans. Cabrera had been a staple on WWE television in Spanish-speaking markets for decades.

The search for a replacement didn’t last long. WWE has gone to a familiar face to take over for Cabrera. Former WWE employee Jerry Soto will be taking over duties with the Spanish commentary team.

Soto announced his return in an Instagram post. Jerry Soto will join Marcelo Rodriguez at the booth going forward. Soto was released by WWE during the November 2020 budget cuts. A Google translation of his post notes that Soto is excited to make his return.

"It took 10 years of constant workforce training, it took a few years of absence due to external circumstances that affected, and continue to affect, the entire world, and today I have the privilege, honor and responsibility of giving a voice to millions of speaking people. Hispanic who live and feel the constant energy that WWE emanates. I am here for you... To live with you the daily emotion of this industry. The industry. I am beyond excited to be a part of the WWE Universe as a commentator week after week. From today count on me and my voice with the great Marcelo Rodríguez!

With love, dedication and respect,


Jerry Soto (Here for you.)"

Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that WWE wanted to go with someone younger. That matches the same trend the company is going for with wrestling talent. The WWE youth movement continues to gain momentum. Jerry Soto is looking to fit that bill as the newest addition to the WWE commentary team.


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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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