According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, Joey Styles was recently released from WWE.
No word as to when the release went down exactly, but his last tweet was on July 29th — just days after a Facebook Q&A he participated in that was described as Joey’s shoot interview.
Styles was extremely open during the chat and talked about not liking the name of the Universal Championship, hating the 3-man commentary booth and why Vince loves Roman Reigns.
In case you missed it, below is a transcription of what Joey Styles had to say about Vince continuing to push Roman Reigns despite negative fan reaction, h/t to Uproxx for the transcription:
“Bottom line is, if our chairman thinks he sees a future star as a babyface, that’s how things are gonna play out. But the answer is Vince thinks it can work. He’s been right much, much, much, much, much more than wrong over the course of the last 40 years. I’m sorry, but I’m not gonna second-guess the chairman.”
Unclear if Joey’s honesty had anything to do with his release, but the video has since been pulled from WWE’s YouTube and Facebook pages.
Joey Styles was an announcer in WWE from 2005-2008 and then transitioned into a position for the company’s website. He was eventually promoted to Vice President of Digital Media Content.
He was also the famous voice of ECW throughout it’s entire run.