Tom Phillips tweeted comments about leaving WWE – WWE Sports

Former WWE talent Tom Phillips (Tom Hanifan) joined Twitter last night to make a long statement about his recent retirement and his future.

As mentioned earlier, on May 27, it was reported that Philips was released from the company after working for nine years. WWE didn’t announce their departure, but Tom finally confirmed his departure on Twitter the night before after announcing his appearance on Thursday’s new edition of the sports media podcast with Richard Ditch.

In his new statement posted on social media last night, Tom is WWE’s top official and colleague, WWE Performance, including WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn, Triple H, and Michael Cole. Center staff, WWE HQ staff, fans and more. He also said that wrestling has always been a special place in his mind and “never say” about his future and is ready for the next chapter of his career. Added.

Philips has been with WWE since 2012 and has been involved in almost every WWE TV show including WWE NXT, NXT UK, 205 Live, Main Event, RAW and SmackDown. He also hosted WWE YouTube and WWE Network shows and worked behind the scenes at the company. He was replaced by Virk as lead RAW announcer on April 12, but Virk left the company last month in less than two months at the announcement table. Vark was replaced by former MMA fighter and broadcaster Jimmy Smith last Monday.

Tom said in a statement Thursday that his family is living a better life thanks to the work WWE gave him. He said he needed to be able to do anything to become a WWE commentator. Said. You can see the full statement below.

“Today I had the opportunity to talk about my future on the Sports Media Podcast. Thanks to Richard Deitsch for providing the platform and opportunity. But I want to talk more accurately about my past now. I think.

I am very grateful for nearly nine years at WWE. Joined the company at the age of 23. A college graduate who had a professional job, he knew very little about what he was trying to do. Having a big break so early can’t even explain how lucky I was. A position where many would have achieved something.

I would like to express my gratitude to so many people that I cannot summarize here, so I would like to briefly mention it. First of all, thanks to Vince, Hunter, KD and Cole. You have given me many opportunities to succeed, fail, learn and grow. The work you have given me makes my family easier to live in.

Thanks to the dozens of talented broadcasters who shared Airwave. Thanks to everyone, I am better as a performer. And I am honored to be friends with many of you for the rest of my life. Being a WWE commentator means you can do anything.

Thanks to the coach and all the staff at the WWE Performance Center for taking care of me and teaching me a lot. Thanks to many superstars. Many of them are happy to be called friends in the future. All I’ve tried so far is justify the hard work you spend on the ring every night. Wrestling is an art and we hope our words fit your music.

The WWE crew is unrivaled. They make the impossible possible on a regular basis. Without them, the sight would never leave the ground. The production staff is also world class. From sharpeners at Stanford to tireless road teams, the company has the talent to bring products to life for their fans. Thanks to my “dream team” on the ringside and on the track. You know who you are.

I would like to thank the many people in Connecticut for influencing my career as a broadcaster and making our lives as easy as possible around the world. Finally, I would like to thank all the fans. Your support on social media last week was beyond my control. Thank you for setting us to an extraordinary standard. I hope you enjoyed it.

I lived a dream. Wrestling has become my life and always occupies a special place in my mind. And, as the cliché says, never say it. I’m just grateful for my experience at WWE. Thank you!

My name is Tom Hanifan.

It’s time for the next chapter. “

– WWE Sports

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