Tony Chimel

Cherry Hill, N.J.
Original SmackDown ring announcer
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Tony ChimelBio

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... Read More»