Why was Jerry Soto fired from WWE?


Spanish-Language commentator Jerry Soto was fired by WWE. Let us know more about the release time and date

On November 9, 2020, WWE released a bunch of staff from WWE, mostly who were part of the logistics and behind the scenes staff working out of the company headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut.

Jerry Soto
Jerry Soto is a former Spanish WWE commentator (Wrestling headlines)

Among those 10-15 employees, WWE also released Spanish language announcer Jerry Soto, and it was also noted by SuperLuchas that Soto was mainly released due to COVID-19 budget cuts. 

Soto has worked with WWE broadcasts since the international RAW and SmackDown tapings started in October 2011. He was held back in March of 2020 but was officially released later along with renowned commentator Tony Chimel.

Jerry Soto
Jerry with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler (Heel By Nature)

Jerry Soto released a statement following his release 

The 31-year old was signed by WWE in October 2011 and was released nine years later due to COVID-19 budget cuts. After the release, he issued a statement where he mentioned that he is jobless and has been on furlough since March. He further mentioned joining some other sector, preferably acting.

“Hi. Officially, I don’t have a job. I’m taking a bit of your time to tell you that I’ve been on furlough since March. Now, the time has come to get another job, preferably acting. I write it here so that you have me in mind with employment opportunities. Thanks for your time. It is not the end, but another beginning. If you’ve lost your job too, patience, joy and strength, and everyone, a disinfected hug!” (H/t EWrestling News)

His last appearance on WWE programming was on March 19, 2020, where he appeared on WWE with the Spanish commentary team along with Marcelo. 

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