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Jimmy Smith Announces His Official Departure From WWE Raw’s Commentary Team

Jimmy Smith, a WWE broadcaster, has announced his departure from the company. WWE recently announced new commentary teams for Raw, SmackDown, and NXT.

Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton made up Raw’s commentating trio until this week. Starting with next week’s Raw season premiere, Graves and Kevin Patrick will be calling the action each week. Bryon Saxton was moved to NXT, but Smith was not mentioned in WWE’s shakeup announcement.

Smith addressed his WWE future in a tweet on Thursday afternoon. After a year as the lead announcer on Monday Night Raw, he announced his departure from the company.

“Just wanted to say, now that the story is officially out, that my time with the WWE is officially done. Had a lot of fun and met some great people. Really and truly blown away by the acceptance from the WWE fans! You folks make it work every week, and your enthusiasm was amazing!”

– Jimmy Smith announces WWE departure

Smith agreed to join WWE in May 2021 as the play-by-play announcer for Monday Night Raw. Prior to joining WWE, he was a longtime commentator for Bellator MMA before moving on to work as a commentator/analyst for the UFC.

Fans can still hear Smith’s voice and thoughts on the world of combat sports on Sirius XM’s daily ‘Unlocking The Cage’ show.


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