Rich Brennan’s Wife Says Tom Phillips Buries People
Jessica Bocchini – the wife of recently released WWE announcer Rich Brennan, took a shot at Tom Phillips on Twitter – claiming he likes to ‘bury’ people.
The Tweet was in response to a fan who relayed comments recently made by Taz on his podcast.
“Rich Brennan was a humble type of play by guy learning the ropes and wanting to pay his dues,” said Taz on his April 28th show. “Tom Phillips? Complete opposite,” he continued.
When Twitter user @JoeyOnEarth Tweeted this to Bocchini, she replied saying “‘Making it’ in WWE has less to do with talent than who you’re willing to bury on your way to the top. Which is Tom’s speciality.”
At one time Rich Brennan was calling both NXT and SmackDown, but has only been filling the backstage interviewer role in recent months. Interestingly however on his first run on SmackDown it was actually him who replaced Phillips.
Although Taz called to attention Phillips’ alleged cocky attitude, he said he still thinks he is a better announcer than Brennan. He suggested Brennan’s downfall was not settling in to the three man team – essentially being too nice.
Brennan’s wife has re-tweeted several supportive messages.
Sorry to see @RichBocchini go from WWE. I thought he was very good and had some memorable calls for NXT.
— Frank Anguiano (@FrankAnguiano) April 28, 2016
@WWE Bring Rich back ! We Want Rich And When Do We Want Him ? NOW! Bring Back Rich ! Bring Back Rich ! NOW!
— DoubleChin Gervais (@FatRickyGFan) April 29, 2016
Brennan who was often referred to as the Milhouse of WWE, has kept quiet about the release on his own page. He simply left the following Simpson’s reference on Wednesday:
Thank you. Come again. #NewAdventures
— Rich B (@RichBocchini) April 27, 2016
Kyle Edwards Leaves WWE
Meanwhile Kyle Edwards has also left the company. He revealed the news on Twitter:
I have parted ways with the WWE! No hard feelings what so ever. Time to move on to a new chapter. #GoodVibesAndPositiveThoughts
— Arda Ocal (@KyleEdwardsWWE) April 29, 2016
Edwards (real name Arda Ocal), had mostly been hosting online content and some of the international C shows like Bottom Line and Experience. He had been with the company since 2014 after following in Renee Young’s footsteps, both having previously hosted the Aftermath RAW post show on Canadian TV before joining WWE.
WWE hired Cathy Kelley over WrestleMania weekend, and this week they also signed Andrea D’Marco to NXT.
I'm working as host for NXT. I'm learning the ropes and ready for this amazing opportunity! https://t.co/uLQpHOF2Or
— Andrea D'Marco (@AndreaDmarcoWWE) April 26, 2016
Presumably they are taking on at least some of the load left behind by Brennan and Edwards.