Hamilton has been with WWE since 2015. He started his WWE career with NXT and Pretty hard. Eventually, he transferred to the WWE SmackDown brand.
For those who don’t know, Hamilton recently took to Instagram and noted that he was not a fan of rapper Westside Gunn using a sample of his voice on a recent track. He went on to say he would pursue Gunn. In his original post, which has now been deleted, he noted that he would not be calling WWE lawyers if Westside Gunn apologized for using his voice. He said,
“Well @westsidegunn @buffalokidsgallery hope since you stole my voice for your inconsistent kindergarten fables… and I’ll think about not collecting every penny for the rest of your life… or I may just have WWE lawyers… I am fine too. Settle with my lawyer. And NEVER use my voice again… so badly.
Despite his original post being deleted, the WWE announcer continued to claim in various comments that the more Westside Gunn ignored, the more expensive the eventual lawsuit would be. He said,
“It was $ 20,000, but at noon eastern time it’s $ 30,000 and we’re going to court. Tick… tac… the longer it lasts, the more time I have in court… are you ready to settle or do you want to dance with the WWE lawyers? It’s a slam dunk. The price is increasing day by day.
Hamilton recently removed all references to WWE from his social media accounts and set them as private.
As of this writing, there is no word on the official reason for Hamilton’s release, but you can bet WWE was not happy with him for threatening to involve their own lawyers.