Jimmy Smith made a name for himself as a play-by-play commentator on Bellator. His skills transferred quite well into his role as part of the commentary team on Monday Night RAW as well.

Smith made his debut over a year ago as he replaced Adnan Virk. While Virk would be criticized on a regular basis, that was not the case for Smith as fans certainly loved his work.

However, Smith was fired recently as WWE changed up their commentary team again. The company brought in Kevin Patrick as Jimmy Smith’s replacement for Monday Night Raw.

While speaking on his Unlocking the Cage show, Jimmy Smith revealed that Triple H messed up and accidentally told him about his imminent WWE departure.


“Triple H accidentally told me before the show Monday. He screwed up and told me [about the commentary changes]. He didn’t mean to… I go, ‘Hey, I just talked to Riddle and he gave me this line about how he out-wrestled Jon Jones twice’ and Triple H goes, ‘Okay, cool. Give that note to Cole’ and I went, why would I have to give that note to Cole if I’m calling the match on Saturday? Oh. I’m not calling the match on Saturday. Oh, I’m probably fired. In about two seconds, my brain went, that’s so — okay… and I was like, all right. So I knew basically the whole show on Monday night that I wasn’t coming back so when I got the call Tuesday, I was not particularly surprised.”

As previously reported, Jimmy Smith received job offer from an adult cam company following his WWE release. The former Raw play-by-play announcer is thankful for his time in the company. We’ll have to see what’s next in store for Jimmy Smith.

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