Tony Chimel describes his role in Beth Phoenix's Rated-R tribute to Edge during the WWE Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony.04/01/2017 - 00:45
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Michael Cole is forced to make his in-ring debut as Jerry Lawler's partner against The Legacy for the World Tag Team Titles.06/29/2017 - 12:30
With Team WWE outnumbered by The Alliance, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin returns to lay out the competition.06/29/2017 - 12:30
Think Lana's an ice queen? Watch her heat things up in these sizzling swimsuit photos. Just make sure Rusev doesn't catch you staring.07/21/2017 - 13:15
A brutally honest confession sometimes packs as powerful a punch as any move in a Superstar's arsenal. Here are 10 shocking revelations that shook the landscape of the WWE Universe.07/19/2017 - 17:30
Zack Daddy stops by the NECA booth at San Diego Comic-Con International and checks out the latest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and "Aliens" figures.07/21/2017 - 17:30
Long Island Iced-Z is surprised to learn about a new figure in the works when he tours Mattel's booth at San Diego Comic-Con International, featuring the latest WWE action figures.07/21/2017 - 17:30
Hear from the 32 women who are vying to win this summer's inaugural and historic Mae Young Classic tournament, which features competitors from all around the globe.07/21/2017 - 15:30
At San Diego Comic-Con International, Charlotte and Sasha Banks discuss the importance and meaning of Mattel's new WWE Superstar fashion dolls.07/21/2017 - 14:45
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Original SmackDown ring announcer
Tony Chimel: Bio
Since 1991, the booming voice of Tony Chimel has thrilled the WWE Universe, but the ring announcer’s WWE career began long before he ever picked up a microphone.
A childhood friend of WWE Hall of Famer Gorilla Monsoon’s son, Chimel and some school pals had the opportunity to help set up the ring whenever WWE came to cities near their South Jersey home like Philadelphia, Baltimore or Scranton, Pa.
What started out as a fun thing to do on weekends soon turned into a fulltime job for the sports-entertainment fanatic when Mr. McMahon hired him as a technician. Before long, Chimel’s role with the company expanded as ring announcers often missed appearances and he was called upon to fill in for them.
Developing the resounding voice he’s known for today, Chimel became the original SmackDown ring announcer in 1999 after defeating WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel in a Tuxedo Match for the spot. Since then, the WWE staple has announced the greats, tangled with The Boogeyman and enjoyed the thrill of turning a weekend job into an amazing career behind and in front of WWE’s TV cameras. We should all be so lucky.