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    From Twitter:

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Striker on Twitter
    Was just informed by @WWE that my contract will not be renewed. I am now available 4 appearances, signings seminars & wrestling. Deep breath
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    Matt Striker's contract not renewed by WWE

    WWE.com has learned that WWE has chosen to not renew Matt Striker’s contract. As of today, June 20, 2013, Striker will no longer be working with WWE.

    WWE wishes him the best in all his future endeavors.

    http://www.wwe.com/inside/matt-strik...newed-26125407

    Well, over 8 years with WWE is a good run.

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    Shame. I always liked Matt Striker.

    I have a feeling he will be terribly gutted about this as it comes across that he really loves WWE.

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    That's a shame. He could be a bit irritating at times, but he was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and generally seemed like a nice guy. It was always nice when he dropped in a random superhero reference and he actually knew the name of most of the moves. He had some great sweaters too.

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    Son of a bitch.
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    It's amazing the people that get kept on the roster and the guys that get released

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    Fucking bullshit.

    Fuck you Jerry Lawler.

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    This really sucks. He was a good commentator, who was a true fan of pro-wrestling.

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    WWE's loss here. He was the one knowledgable guy who actually TALKED UP THE WRESTLERS.

    I hope Striker remains in wrestling. Any company, TNA or ROH who picks him up will instantly see the quality this man brings to the soundtrack.

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    I would like to see him as a commentator in ROH. Their play by play guy is awful.

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    This sucks. He was a very energetic announcer. But I felt that he declined since he got fired from Smackdown. So I suppose we're not missing that much. But however if he got brought back too SD he probably would have brought back that spark. The spark and passion that made him a very good announcer.

    And on another note. Fuck you jerry lawler! I wish that big fat tub of lard would just retire. It's 2013 not the nineties when he was actually entertaining.
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    Fuck JBL, Lawler, the old boys club that WWE is. I still remember how influential Striker was in getting over the SES when Punk debuted it. He put all the heels over, did not belittle the faces and walked the line like an absolute pro commentator.

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    Well, that explains him genuinely not giving a shit on Superstars.

    He was really good for a time. It was a big mistake separating him from Matthews and Grisham.
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    Stupidity.

    They keep Lawler, and Stanford, and Dawson (who's not improving that much by the sounds of his NXT and Superstars work) but fire the guy who actually is passionate about it?

    At least he got to live his dream for a few years. Got a WrestleMania match, and even got to commentate a Mania.

    TNA...hire him NOW! I probably still won't watch Impact but if I do, I won't be muting audio.

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    So does this mean they hired Scotty Goldman?

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    I'd like to see TNA pick him up. Their announce team isn't doing it for me, nor has it for years.
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    Really liked him on the announce team. He was a rare announcer; when he said "here's an interesting fact...", he would follow it up with something that actually was interesting.

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    I don't think I've done this more than once, but.....


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    I found him to be obnoxious and he just doesn't have that certain voice needed to be a commentator. But Josh Mathews is far worse they should have canned them both.

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    What a shame. I always thought he was one of the better announcers. I hope TNA or someone picks him up.

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    I wont even notice he's gone...


    I was sick of his passive, scared of the talents backstage interviews

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    I feel really bad for Striker. When he was announcing on the the bigger shows, the way his partners took digs at him at times it seemed they resented him just because he wasn't on cruise control like their unenthusiastic asses were. So throw him under the bus, complain and phase him out. Bastards.

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    I liked him as a back stage interviewer I think. It wouldn't hurt to have a guy do back stage interviews with potentially upset wrestlers and have him take a decent bump here and there. If anything I hope he ends up in ROH where maybe he can be used in one way or another.

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    Not a fan of Striker, but it still sucks to see someone who seemed to love his job lose it.

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    Oh fuck this, this is absolute BS.

    The guy loved WWE and unlike someone like Lawler, actually gave a shit about todays wrestling and didn't make derogatory, outdated remarks anytime divas were in the ring.

    This has completely soured my mood. FUCK





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    Quote Originally Posted by Oncall View Post
    and didn't make derogatory, outdated remarks anytime divas were in the ring.
    His legitimate crush on Kaitlyn was actually one of the cutest things in WWE because it was so relatable.

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