Jimmy Smith made 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. Now that he’s no longer with WWE, Smith is able to speak freely about things.

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 replaced and let go recently as WWE changed up their commentary team again. The company moved over Kevin Patrick as Jimmy Smith’s replacement for Monday Night Raw.

Jimmy Smith got a lot of heat for his recent comments on Roman Reigns. In case you didn’t know, Smith said of the Tribal Chief, “Does this guy look like he can fight? That is what the WWE is about. Roman Reigns can’t fight. He looks like he can fight. He’s just a big muscular dude.”


While speaking on the most recent episode of his podcast, Keepin’ It 100, Konnan blasted Smith for being bitter and invited him to get beaten up by Roman Reigns.

“Run up on Roman and see what happens. The guy was a defensive tackle for Georgia Tech, played organized football, he’s a Samoan. I guarantee you he can fight; I can guarantee you he can rip Jimmy Smith or whoever this guy is and beat the brakes off him. He does sound bitter to me, I don’t who he is, but that’s stupid.”

Triple H also accidentally told Jimmy Smith about his WWE firing. 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.

What’s your take on what Konnan said? Sound off in the comments!

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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