FANDOM


Anthony "Tony" Chimel (October 11, 1967) is an American professional wrestling ring announcer, currently employed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Ring announcing career

World Wrestling Federation / Entertainment / WWE (1991–present)

Before Chimel was a ring announcer, he and Joey Marella were the main ring technicians for the WWE. Chimel then began announcing duties for the company in 1991, working mostly non-televised house shows and filling in for Howard Finkel whenever necessary.

SmackDown

Chimel was the SmackDown ring announcer from its inception in 1999. He was also the ring announcer at SmackDown brand pay-per-views from 2002-2007. He defeated Howard Finkel for the rights to be SmackDown announcer in 1999 in a tuxedo match.

On Kurt Angle's final episode as SmackDown General Manager in 2004, he demanded Chimel to come into the ring and give an apology to him; Chimel complied but then was fired by Angle. He was almost immediately re-hired by Vince McMahon.

From 2005 to 2007 Chimel was involved in a mini-feud with Mr. Kennedy, who claimed that Chimel was not announcing his name with the proper respect that it deserved. This feud included Chimel being punched, being "told to take a bow" (hit in the groin), and having a doughnut shoved in his mouth by Kennedy.

On the December 22, 2006 episode 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.

Various brand switches and hiatus (2007-present)

In 2007, Chimel swapped ring announcing duties with Justin Roberts, becoming the ring announcer for the ECW brand. Chimel began announcing 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 to SmackDown.

He was demoted from SmackDown when former Raw announcer Lilian Garcia returned to the WWE in December 2011. At the December 27 taping of SmackDown, NXT, & Superstars, it was revealed that Chimel would be announcing for NXT and the SmackDown portion of Superstars, replacing the departing Eden Stiles. Chimel announced for NXT until the end of the final season of its original run.

He was the ring announcer for Main Event as well as for WWE live events until June 24, 2014, and he was the ring announcer for the short-lived Saturday Morning Slam. He briefly returned to Raw on September 9, 2013, and Smackdown on September 13, 2013, to announce the returning Edge to the ring. On November 16 at WWE live event in the United Kingdom, Chimel delivered a stunner to Curtis Axel after Axel forced Chimel to announce that Axel was still the Intercontinental Champion following Axel's win over R-Truth. Afterward, Chimel was kissed by one of the Bella Twins. On the May 14th episode of Main Event, Tony was attacked by Alicia Fox during her meltdown after she lost to Emma. On the December 29th episode of Raw, Tony returned to announce Edge and Christian. He would also announce their appearances on the December 30th episode of Main Event and the January 2nd, 2015 episode of Smackdown.

Other media

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, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, WWE '12, WWE Wrestlefest, WWE '13, WWE 2K15 As part of the One More Match & The Hall of Pain DLC packs, and WWE 2K16 for Smackdown in the 3:16 Showcase.

Personal life

Chimel named his son Joey after Joey Marella, a referee and the adopted son of Gorilla Monsoon, who was killed in an automobile accident. He was once taken out by stretcher after being superkicked by Shawn Michaels ringside during his Iron Man match against Bret Hart on WrestleMania XII in 1996.

Job titles

Trivia

External links

Wwe2014WWE RosterWwe2014
Raw

AkamAlexa BlissAlicia FoxApollo CrewsBaron CorbinBayleyBig ShowBo DallasBobby RoodeBobby LashleyBraun StrowmanBray WyattBrock LesnarChad GableCurt HawkinsCurtis AxelDana BrookeDash WilderDean AmbroseDolph ZigglerDrew McIntyreEliasEmber MoonFandangoFinn BálorGoldustHeath SlaterJason JordanJinder MahalJohn CenaKaneKevin OwensKonnorKurt AngleLiv MorganMaryseMatt HardyMike KanellisMickie JamesMojo RawleyNatalyaNia JaxNo Way JosePaul HeymanRezarRhynoRoman ReignsRonda RouseyRuby RiottSami ZaynSarah LoganSasha BanksScott DawsonSeth RollinsStephanie McMahonSunil SinghTitus O'NeilTyler BreezeViktorZack Ryder

Smackdown Live

Aiden EnglishA.J. StylesAlexander WolfeAndrade "Cien" AlmasAsukaBecky LynchBig CassBig EBillie KayCarmellaCesaroCharlotte FlairChris JerichoDaniel BryanEric YoungEpicoHarperJey UsoJeff HardyJimmy UsoKarl AndersonKillian DainKofi KingstonLanaLuke GallowsMandy RoseMaria KanellisNaomiNikki BellaPaigePeyton RoycePrimoR-TruthRandy OrtonRowanRusevSamir SinghSamoa JoeShane McMahonSheamusShelton BenjaminShinsuke NakamuraSin CaraSonya DevilleTaminaThe MizTye DillingerXavier WoodsZelina Vega

NXT

Adam ColeAliyahAleister BlackAngelo DawkinsBabatunde AiyegbusiBianca BelairBobby FishBuddy MurphyCandice LeRaeCezar BononiDanny BurchDakota KaiEthan Carter IIIFabian AichnerHansonJohnny GarganoKacy CatanzaroKassius OhnoKairi SaneKavita DeviKyle O'ReillyLacey EvansLars SullivanLio RushMontez FordNick MillerNikki CrossOney LorcanOtis DozovicPete DunneRoweRicochetRiddick MossRoderick StrongShane ThorneShayna BaszlerSteffanie NewellTaynara ContiTino SabbatelliTrent SevenTucker KnightTyler BateVanessa BorneVelveteen DreamWesley Blake

205 Cruiserweights

Akira TozawaAriya DaivariCedric AlexanderDrew GulakGran MetalikHideo ItamiJack GallagherKalistoLince DoradoMustafa AliNoam DarRich SwannThe Brian KendrickTJPTony Nese

United Kingdom Championship Tournament participants

Chris TylerDan MoloneyHC DyerJack StarzJames DrakeJordan DevlinJoseph ConnersPete DunneRingo RyanRoy JohnsonSam GradwellSaxon HuxleyTiger AliTrent SevenTuckerTyler BateTyson T-BoneWolfgang

Stables & Tag Teams

AbsolutionAuthors of PainBreezangoGallows & AndersonHeath Slater & RhynoHeavy MachineryRusev & EnglishSAnitYStreet ProfitsThe AscensionThe Bálor ClubThe BarThe Bludgeon BrothersThe ClubThe ColónsThe Deleters Of WorldsThe Hardy BoyzThe New DayThe RevivalThe Riott SquadThe ShowThe UsosWar Raiders

Unassigned personnel

Adrian JaoudeBig BoaCarolyn DunningDonovan DijakJerome TurnerTerrance Jean-JacquesYifeng

Commentators & Interviewers

Byron SaxtonCarlos CabreraCharly CarusoChristy St. CloudCorey GravesCathy KelleyDasha FuentesJonathan CoachmanMarcelo RodríguezMauro RanalloMichael ColeNigel McGuinnessPercy WatsonRenee YoungTom PhillipsVic Joseph

Ring announcers

Dasha FuentesJoJoGreg HamiltonMike RomeTony Chimel

Referees

Chad PattonCharles RobinsonDan EnglerD.A. BrewerDanilo AnfibioDarrick MooreDarryl SharmaDrake WuertzEddie OrengoJason AyersJessika CarrJohn ConeShawn BennettMike ChiodaRod ZapataRyan Tran

Pre-Show Panel
Booker TDavid OtungaPete RosenbergRenee YoungSam Roberts
NXT Trainers

Matthew BloomNorman SmileyRobbie BrooksideSara Del ReySarah StockSteve KeirnTerry Taylor

General Managers

Drake Maverick (205 Live)Paige/Shane McMahon (Smackdown)Kurt Angle/Stephanie McMahon (Raw)William Regal (NXT)

Tryout winners in Saudi Arabia (April 2018)

Hussain AldagalMansoor Al-ShehailFaisal KurdiNasser BawazirKhalid AlhothaliAbdullah AlmagrabiFaisal AllabboudyAsaad Alshareef

Wwe2014Current ChampionsWwe2014
New WWE World Heavyweight Title WWE Championship New WWE World Heavyweight Title
AJ Styles
WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar
20140811 belts ICWWE Intercontinental Championship20140811 belts IC
Seth Rollins
United-states-championship 2014WWE United States ChampionshipUnited-states-championship 2014
Jeff Hardy
20140811 belts tag 0WWE Tag Team Championship20140811 belts tag 0
“Woken” Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt
WWE Smackdown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship
The Bludgeon Brothers
(Harper & Rowan)
New WWE Women's Championship 1WWE Raw Women's ChampionshipNew WWE Women's Championship 1
Nia Jax
WWE Smackdown Women's ChampionshipWWE SmackDown Women's ChampionshipWWE Smackdown Women's Championship
Carmella
NXT Championship (2017)WWE NXT ChampionshipNXT Championship (2017)
Aleister Black
NXT North American ChampionshipNXT North American ChampionshipNXT North American Championship
Adam Cole
NXT Tag Team Championship (2017)NXT Tag Team ChampionshipNXT Tag Team Championship (2017)
The Undisputed Era
(Adam Cole & Kyle O'Reilly)
NXT Women's Championship (2017)NXT Women's ChampionshipNXT Women's Championship (2017)
Shayna Baszler
WWE Cruiserweight Championship 2016WWE Cruiserweight ChampionshipWWE Cruiserweight Championship 2016
Cedric Alexander
WWE United Kingdom ChampionshipWWE United Kingdom ChampionshipWWE United Kingdom Championship
Pete Dunne