Rich Brennan — Blindsided by Release, But Not Bitter

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The recent release of Rich Brennan was as much of a surprise to the announcer as it was the fans … but sources tell us he’s not fussing about WWE‘s decision and has high hopes for the future.

As we previously reported, Brennan — real name Rich Bocchini — was informed of the company’s decision Wednesday … and now we’re told it was done via phone call.

Our sources say Rich was shocked since he had been assured that his position in the company was safe after Mauro Ranallo was hired back in December and he’s not sure what caused things to change.

Brennan is technically under a non-compete clause for the next few months, but our sources tell us he’d love to land his dream gig of doing play-by-play for the NHL once he’s free to work elsewhere.

At least his phone will be safe there.