Rumor On A WWE Release On Wednesday

Did WWE release Scott Stanford?

According to a tweet by that has since been deleted, Stanford was let go by WWE on Wednesday.

This claim is not true, according to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet. Multiple sources confirmed to him that Stanford remains under contract to WWE. wrote back, “I hope you are correct. .” still has Stanford listed as a current Superstar.

A five-time New York Emmy Award–winning sportscaster on both TV and radio, Stanford made the leap from providing play-by-play and post-game coverage for the likes of MLB’s New York Yankees and the NFL’s New York Giants on NBC and CBS news radio to announcing for WWE in 2009.

Known for his quick wit and unique sense of humor, Stanford was first introduced to WWE fans as the host of WWE’s pay-per-view countdown show, “WWE Free For All.” He then jumped into the “WWE Superstars” announce booth alongside the likes of Josh Mathews, Jerry “The King” Lawler and even CM Punk.

Stanford’s announcing style of newsman meets stand-up comic can now be seen on “This Week in WWE” on the WWE Network (co-hosting with Charly Caruso) and “WWE Afterburn” (a studio show he co-hosts with Cathy Kelley that recaps events taking place on SmackDown LIVE and airs outside of the United States).

Stanford also works as a sports anchor for PIX11, a CW-affiliated television station in New York. Stanford paid tribute to “Mean” Gene Okerlund after news of his death broke on Wednesday.