|Ring Names||Tony Chimel|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||268 lb (121 kg)|
|Born||October 18 1961|
|Cherry Hill, New Jersey|
|Billed||Cherry Hill, New Jersey|
|Trained by||"Cowboy" Bill Watts|
Anthony "Tony" Chimel (October 18, 1961) is an American professional wrestling ring announcer, currently employed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) working as the ring announcer for SmackDown brand.
World Wrestling EntertainmentEdit
Chimel was the SmackDown! ring announcer since its inception in 1999. He had also been ring announcing at SmackDown! brand pay-per-views during this period of time. He defeated Howard Finkel for the rights to be SmackDown! announcer in 1999 in a tuxedo match.
From 2005 - 2007 Chimel was involved in a mini-feud with former superstar Mr. Kennedy, who claimed that Chimel was not announcing his name with the proper respect that it deserved. This feud included Chimel being body punched, being "told to take a bow" (hit in the groin), and having a doughnut shoved in his mouth by Mr. Kennedy.
On Kurt Angle's final episode as SmackDown! General Manager, he demanded Chimel to come into the ring and give a demonstration of a wrestling hold that Eddie Guerrero should give; Chimel gave a gut wrench but then was fired by Kurt Angle. He was then re-hired by Vince McMahon.
On the December 22, 2006 edition of SmackDown!, he announced The Boogeyman as victorious too enthusiastically and caught his attention. The Boogeyman forced worms into his mouth as a result. Chimel ran away from the ring afterwards. This was a storyline for Chimel to take some time off to rest his nagging back injury and spend more time with his family. ECW announcer Justin Roberts was the ring announcer of SmackDown! until Chimel returned on April 13, 2007.
Chimel appears in the video games WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 and WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011
ECW and return to SmackDownEdit
In 2007, Chimel swapped ring announcing duties with Justin Roberts, becoming the ring announcer for the ECW brand. In addition to announcing on ECW on Sci Fi and ECW pay-per-view matches, Chimel also announces on WWE Superstars, and made his first appearance on the April 30, 2009 episode. After Justin Roberts left SmackDown to become the new ring announcer for the Raw brand, Chimel left ECW and returned to SmackDown for his second stint as ring announcer. He then became the announcer of the ECW brand when the last ECW announcer, Lauren Mayhew quickly left the WWE, before returning back to Smackdown. When Chimel was unavailable for Smackdown announcing, Savannah would fill in, until she was released from her contract in June 2010.
- WWE SmackDown Ring Announcer (1999–2007; 2009–present)
- WWE NXT Ring Announcer (2010–present)
- WWE Pay-Per-View Ring Announcer (1998–present)
- Former ECW on Syfy Ring Announcer (September 2007-September 2009; November 2009-December 8, 2009)
- Former WWE Sunday Night Heat Ring Announcer
- Former WWE Velocity Ring Announcer (2002–2006)
- Former WWE Pyrotechnician
- Former WWE Raw Ring Announcer
- Tony Chimel did the Grunt noises for the game WWF Royal Rumble, along side with WWE Referee Mike Chioda.