WWE has many components working together to ensure the smooth operation of its extensive entertainment machine, including shows like WWE’s The Bump. However, Matt Camp, a key figure on The Bump, was released by the company earlier this year. He has now revealed the reason for his departure.

As reported earlier, Matt Camp, who served WWE for several years as the host of The Bump and various other content, was confirmed to have been released back in February this year.

While speaking on his channel The Wrestling Matt, Matt Camp revealed the reason for his WWE release. Camp revealed that Michael Cole informed him of his release, although it was an HR representative who officially let him go. Camp was told his departure was due to cost-cutting measures, not anything he had done wrong. When he reached out to Michael Cole for more information, Cole confirmed that he had heard correctly and mentioned that there were more changes coming to the team. Camp noted that Mackenzie Mitchell had been let go shortly before him and that Kevin Patrick’s departure was planned for after.

“I don’t work for WWE anymore; I haven’t since early February. I don’t think I’ve said this before, so I’ll say it now. I was told by Michael Cole when it happened. He wasn’t the one who let me go; it was an HR representative. I was told it had nothing to do with anything I did. It was a cost-cutting measure, or whatever you want to call it, tightening the budget. I reached out to Michael Cole and said, ‘Hey, anything you could tell me?’ He was basically, ‘Oh, okay, I guess you heard, blah blah blah.’ There were more changes coming to the team. I think Mackenzie had been let go a little before that, and Kevin Patrick would move on after that, which I know was planned.”


Camp chose to keep quiet about his release initially, as he was mildly shell-shocked at the time. However, the news came out a week later, and he started receiving messages from people, including those within the company who were unaware of his situation.

WWE did not make any public announcement about his departure; he simply disappeared from “The Bump” and other shows without any mention, which he found disappointing. He felt that this lack of acknowledgment contradicted WWE’s emphasis on being a “family.” Despite understanding that he was just a number in the business, he found the company’s portrayal of themselves as a family to be insincere.

“I chose to keep quiet. It was my call. I was mildly shell-shocked at the time, but it came out a week after, and that’s when I started to get the messages and all that stuff, including from people within the company. They didn’t know. That’s how I chose to handle it. WWE did not put any announcement out; I just disappeared. I disappeared off ‘The Bump,’ I disappeared off the shows. They made no mention of it, which admittedly I thought was pretty shitty. I’m not asking for a ‘future endeavors’ thing or anything like that, but you know, that tells you what family means when you work for a company. It means you’re a number, and that’s what I was. I understand that, but that whole ‘family’ and ‘we’re family’ and all this, it’s total horse****.

Before joining WWE, Camp served as the lead announcer for Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore promotion, was a regular contributor to SiriusXM’s Busted Open, and held the position of lead Fantasy Football Analyst for WBD’s Bleacher Report. Nevertheless, we’ll have to see what the future holds for Matt Camp.

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