Savannah Released

WWE.com has announced that former ECW and NXT ring announcer, Savannah has been released.

Savannah, real name Angela Fong, joined WWE in 2008 and reported to FCW where she received much praise for how quickly she took to wrestling. Last year, Savannah became the first ever Queen of FCW. Later in 2009, Savannah was called up to the main roster as a backstage interviewer and later ring announcer for ECW. She made her WrestleMania debut, announcing the pre-show battle royal and the 10-man Money in the Bank ladder match this past March.

In recent months, she was ring announcer for NXT season one — a role which was taken over by Jamie Keyes for season two which is currently on air. Over the past few weeks, Savannah had been appearing as a backstage interviewer on Raw and was travelling with the Raw brand.

It absolutely baffles me why Savannah, who really was one of the best WWE developmental-bred workers in recent years, would be released while less experienced girls are on TV and in wrestling capacities. I felt it was a total waste that they brought her in as a broadcast team member rather than as a wrestler and in a way, I think perhaps it’s because she’s ‘just an interviewer’ that her fate was sealed today.

With so little depth on the SmackDown brand right now, they could have easily moved her there in a wrestling role. Ridiculous.

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  • jaded

    Well that sucks. I liked her. She could actually wrestle. I was hoping to see more from her.

    I honestly want to be there when they make the decision to release people. Sometimes it just seems like they just pick a name out of a hat. WWE Lucky Lottery.

  • seasons-of-love

    Uh-oh. Brace yourselves…

  • Looking Glass

    Wow, so Kelly Kelly who hasn’t really done a lot better ring wise gets pushed to Womens title material and one of the fastest green stars is released? Typical WWE.

  • candieaddiction

    That’s sad, but I guess it was coming when she went from Announcer on NXT to backstage interviewer.

    Anyone else notice on WWE.com it says June 23, 2001, not June 23, 2010 ?

  • MickieJamesFan07

    This is so sad!!! She didn’t even get a chance to wrestle on tv. They fire her, but yet the keep the divas that haven’t done shit for the company (i.e. Kelly Kelly, Rosa, and Bella Twins). Way to go WWE, that’s the third diva you’ve fired that can wrestle well this year.

  • Bobby Lea Burchill

    Great, so they fire someone they desperately need in one of their divisions. Ugh, I’m so pissed off for her because she was turning into a great wrestler in the ring and she’s such a great person. This really flat out sucks.

  • ashford st pierre

    Just seen this, I am shocked about this. I was hoping that she would debut as a wrestler. Such a shame.

  • theregoeskitty

    this F’ing Sucks!!! >:l

  • RadicalRhys297

    *headpinch* sigh… oh well, their faults. Hopefully we can see more from Savannah in the curcuits, if she’ll be interested in that scene, doubt it though. =-\

  • http://reallyrealawesomeinc.weebly.com crazyinsane11

    Another sh*t decision by the WWE.

  • bonepile

    Sad … very sad .. she added so much to that promotion. I wonder who will be next. I bet I can guess.

  • NatalyaFan

    Honest to God, I don’t, DON’T understand the WWE.

  • FCW Divas

    but i guess, we have to think, right now WWE has alot of divas on the roster, debuting another girl of the roster, will make another diva forgetable, and it is also has to transfer a interview diva into a full fleged divas wrestler,

    Yes she was on of the better FCW diva graduates, but was she any better than any of the divas of the roster, not really, she had some good moves, and i was big fan of hers, in the beginning but, she has not character

    But this is a plus for Gail Kim, because they looked very similiar which would have caused some fans to get confused by the two Divas, so this is in the best interest for Gail.

  • candieaddiction

    WWE.com just announced it on their twitter, and they put the following

    “WWE.com NEWS: Savannah released – WWE has come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar Tony Atlas as of today April..”

    The least they could have done was made sure they watched what they said before posting. >.<

  • http://www.twitter.com/thefamouseric Eric

    Wow so I was getting ready to make some sarcastic joke about how WWE probably released her due to looking too similar to Gail, and somebody beat me to it…but was serious.

    IMO they looking nothing alike. I guess WWE already had their East Asian diva though. Who needs another when you can have bottle blondes?

  • HoorahMonster

    I swear they should put a diva incharge, they have more brains then the WWE!

  • FCW Divas

    i loved how everyone was so mad when WWE signed her because she was a model, and now when WWE released her the fans are still mad

    And people did get them confused, because i remember reading a house show report, where it said Savannah was in the 6 diva tag match, but it was really Gail Kim

    But in the last year WWE has signed 5 trained female wrestlers, Aj Lee, Serena, Tamina, Jemma Palmer, and Su Yung, so made this means WWE is getting more series about the divas, since they were booed and all that MSG, which WWE takes very seriously,

  • ilovelita

    Well I lost hope for SmackDown! to get her. After season 2 of NXT is over Jaime Keyes and Ashley Valence will be gone, but then again Jaime Keyes is blonde and she is good looking and I liked her hair longer.

  • rico

    “This is so sad!!! She didn’t even get a chance to wrestle on tv. They fire her, but yet the keep the divas that haven’t done shit for the company (i.e. Kelly Kelly, Rosa, and Bella Twins). Way to go WWE, that’s the third diva you’ve fired that can wrestle well this year.”

    Uh what exactly has savannah done for the company herself???? if thats ur reason for those divas being fired then they did excellent by firing savannah

  • TRiSHA

    Savannah and Gail doesn’t look
    anything a lot…lol

    I wasn’t never a fans of hers.
    But good luck, savannah.

  • Looking Glass

    I swear any girl that holds a microphone is cursed, I mean Penny Cash, Courtney Taylor and Savannah were wrestlers turned interviewers and all have been fired since. That microphones deadly!

  • Kaledrina

    “And people did get them confused, because i remember reading a house show report, where it said Savannah was in the 6 diva tag match, but it was really Gail Kim”

    i even remember a few tweets from angela where she’d mention she was in an airport, for instance, and some fans would be all “hey gail!”. people’s blindness is terrifying at times =/

    this is a real shame. whether it be savannah, rosa, melina or even michelle mccool.. the last thing wwe need to do right now is be releasing women. smackdown is suffering so much from a lack of talent.. it’s crazy.

    and, melanie, on your “It absolutely baffles me why Savannah, who really was one of the best WWE developmental-bred workers in recent years, would be released while less experienced girls are on TV and in wrestling capacities” comment, i guess it’s the same reason why the likes of serena and natalya are stuck in primarily valet roles. :(

  • RadicalRhys297

    @Looking Glass – If thats the case then I won’t be suprised if Rosa is the next to get the pink slip. xP

  • FCW Divas

    i guess, when a divas door closes another door opens for a different divas

    as far as Jamie Keyes, i doubt wwe will release she does have the look and she has only been signed in February, savvannah signed back in 2008,
    And i hate when fans go o she is blonde so she wont be released, right know wwe has 6 blondes
    Kelly, Tiffany, michelle, Maryse, Natalya, Jillian, Jamie, Beth
    black hair,
    Gail, Nikki, Brie, Tamina, Melina, Layla,
    Brunette
    Eve, ALicia, Rosa,

    So there isnt really that big of a difference in hair colours,

  • ahlanthony

    Oh my God! She’s really a great wrestler and I thought since we got 2 new divas on broadcasting team (Jamie keyes & ashley valence) She will start wresting. This is fucked up! Savannah is the future of WWE! If she got fired because she’s asian like gail, then WWE is so fuckin stupid.