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WWE reportedly releases ring announcer Greg Hamilton

WWE has released ring announcer Greg Hamilton, according to a report. 

PWInsider reports that WWE released Hamilton, real name Greg Hutson, earlier this week. Hamilton had been with the company since 2015 and had been a main roster ring announcer since 2016. He appeared on WWE programming as recently as last week, ring announcing for the Crown Jewel pay-per-view in Saudi Arabia and on SmackDown 

This past weekend, Hamilton threatened to enlist "WWE lawyers" to sue Roc Nation rapper Westside Gunn for using a sample of his voice on a song. 

In a series of since-deleted Instagram comments, Hamilton said that he was looking for a settlement of 20 to 30 thousand dollars for using his voice without permission. 

"Well @westsidegunn @buffalokidsgallery let’s hope that since you STOLE my voice for your incoherent kindergarten fables, that you saved up enough delivering for Door Dash….because….You….are…. *****. You’ll be paying me for years….apologize and I’ll think about not collecting every dime for the rest of your life….or I can just get WWE lawyers….that’s ok too. Settle with my lawyer. And don’t EVER use my voice again….so wrong."

"Tick... tock.....the longer this goes, the longer I have in court....you ready to settle or do you wanna dance with WWE lawyers? It's a slam dunk. Price goes up by the day....," Hamilton wrote. "It was 20k, but at noon eastern it's $30k and we go to court."

Hamilton has removed the WWE from his Twitter handle and made his account private. WWE has yet to release a statement on the release or whether or not the social media posts played a role in it.