Jimmy Smith Discusses Sudden WWE Exit

2 months ago by Ryan Coogan

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Jimmy Smith Discusses Sudden WWE Exit WWE

Jimmy Smith has spoken about his feelings about leaving WWE, after departing the company on October 6 as part of a company-wide shake-up.

Smith began acting as a commentator for WWE Raw in May 2021, before being removed from his role as part of a series of changes to commentary and interview teams across all brands.

Speaking on MMA on SiriusXM, Smith explained his feelings about his release, saying that his time with the company felt “like a dream”:

“When people say ‘Are you okay? Is everything alright?’ I didn’t expect to do this at all! […] The call came out of the blue, the audition came out of the blue. Getting on Raw came out of the blue. And me leaving is out of the blue!

“So to then lose it […] I’m fine. I didn’t expect to be there at all. This is all kind of a goof. It all feels almost like a dream when you look back on it.

“Leaving the UFC was existentially devastating. I didn’t know if I’d work again, I had no idea if there were any jobs out there for me, it was financially crushing, I lost basically everything I owned.

“You are listening to my voice. You know I still work for Sirius FM, you know I still have my job at ESPN. I lost one out of my three jobs. Was it a big job? Yes. But I’m not in the position I was in 2018, when I experienced, you know, professional ruin.”

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Smith was allegedly offered a surprising new role immediately upon exiting the company. Read more about that here.

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