It is sad to report that Raw ring announcer, Lilian Garcia has announced that she will be leaving WWE later this year. Lilian, who first joined the WWE in 1999, will be leaving at the end of her current contract — hence why the company is looking for a new female ring announcer that can sing.
I hope all of you are doing well! I am writing to address the situation in which WWE is looking for a Female Ring Announcer/Singer. The truth of the matter is that they are looking for someone new because I have given them my notice that I will be leaving at the end of my contract this year. It is with a heavy heart that I have made this decision because WWE has been my family from day one and you, the WWE Universe have always been incredible to me. The fact is that I am getting married later this year and have decided to enter into a new phase of my life but I will truly miss all of you and the WWE tremendously.
While I never really considered Lilian a ‘Diva’, she has become such a staple of our Monday nights and is such a beautiful woman, amazing singer and a great professional. I’m definitely sad to see Lilian leave, but she has had a landmark run with the WWE – 10 years this year! Like Trish Stratus before her, she will be leaving in order to get married and move on with her life.
Lilian’s departure follows in the footsteps of Vickie Guerrero and the release of Candice. However I feel this goodbye will hit fans the hardest. Our best wishes to Lilian — you truly were the voice of the WWE!
In honour of this news, how about we share some of our favourite Lilian moments? For me, one of the most heartbreaking moments was at the end of Trish’s last match at Unforgiven 2006, when she and Lilian were crying and pointing at each other; it was so emotional and brought a tear to my eye too.