Recently released WWE play-by-play voice Rich Brennan spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and was asked whether he was surprised he was let go. “Sometimes you can look back and you can say the writing was on the wall for certain things,” Brennan said. “‘Oh, I get that now. That makes sense now.’ Certain things that maybe don’t make sense at that time.”
Brennan was also asked whether the writing was on the wall when Mauro Ranallo was hired to call Smackdown. “Not from what I was told,” he said. “I don’t really want to go too much further into it but my mantra was there’s plenty of work for everybody and that’s what I thought, what I felt. I was told certain things that for one reason or another turned out not to be the case. I don’t necessarily know why. I don’t know. It’s part of the business. You know that going in. You know that there’s going to be politics. You know that there’s going to be things of that nature that can hurt you. You also know that going in, for whatever reason, they may change their mind about what they want. You accept that going in.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: I was surprised to see Brennan go because he did a nice job when he was given a chance to call Smackdown and NXT. Brennan seems to be understandably frustrated by his release as he noted that while he is a longtime fan, he has not watched much wrestling since he was let go. He also spoke about working with Corey Graves and whether his future plans include pro wrestling.