Ex-WWE Star Not Upset About Being Released

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A former WWE talent admits that he isn’t upset about being let go by the company.

Some people are released by World Wrestling Entertainment who are angry about being let go and may hold a grudge, but that’s not everybody.

It was announced in January that WWE released announcer Kevin Patrick after spending three years with the company. During his time in WWE, Patrick worked as a backstage interviewer, host of Kickoff Show panels, and the lead announcer on both Raw & Smackdown.

Kevin Patrick, whose real name is Kevin Egan, has bounced back just fine post-WWE since he has a background in soccer (or football as it’s known to many people in the world) broadcasting that led to a great job as the host of MLS 360 on Apple TV.

During an interview on Sports Media with Richard Deitsch, Egan admitted that he was okay with being let go by World Wrestling Entertainment.

“Football was always going to win. If there was ever a collision — and there was one on the horizon, very clearly on the horizon. You know, if I’m in Boise, Idaho on a Friday night, for example, doing SmackDown, how am I going to be in the studio in New York at 1 p.m. on a Saturday? And this was coming. I also wasn’t their long-term guy. They need someone who’s all in. Michael Cole has missed two shows in 27 years.

And they deserve more. That chair deserves more, you know? So for me, it was time. I wanted to leave. It got to a place where — I had a chat with Michael Cole weeks before and I said, ‘Look, if there’s a thinking here that I move on, fine. I’m good. Let’s hug it out. Let’s be on our way.’”

Kevin Egan Still Talks To WWE’s Michael Cole

When Egan worked for WWE, Michael Cole was in charge of the announcers and producing the commentators on the shows. It has been reported recently been announced that Cole will step back from being in charge of the announcers and Sue Cundaro will take over the role, which she helped Cole with in the past.

As Egan spoke about his time with WWE, he mentioned that he still talks to Michael Cole regularly.

“I still talk to Michael Cole on the phone. When we went through with the release and everything else, I told him he’s the best boss I ever had. And I stand by that. He’s a tremendous guy and everyone I worked with was great.”

“It’s a chapter in your life. I wasn’t overly upset about it at all, I don’t think they were. I think it worked out for the best for the product on TV and for me. I’m all in on what I’m doing now, and I love it. But when WWE’s in Atlanta, I’ll pop down and I’ll say hello to some friends.”

H/T F4WOnline