In the midst of all the news that are coming regarding the thinning of WWE roster, one was flying around a long-term employee of WWE and that is WWE ring announcer, Lillian Garcia. The 49-year-old lady was noticeably missing from TV for some days and the rumor mill started buzzing with her release and especially keeping in the mind that WWE has taken on the policy of cleaning the roster every year around the spring season. This year too, some heavyweight names got released which included the likes of Stardust, Wade Barrett, Damien Sandow, Adam Rose, Santino Marella, Alex Riley, Zeb Colter, Hornswoggle etc.
With that being said several sources kept on saying that Lillian Garcia, a long-term employee of the WWE Universe too has been sent to a permanent vacation by the creative. The reason behind her absence was said to be her contract got expired and not renewed. Though, this was only treated as a rumor as Lillian is a beloved figure.
A report from dailywrestlingnews.com suggests that there might have been some sort of miscommunication with Lillian’s contract among the WWE officials. Some of the officials were aware of the fact that Lillian was away from the TV to support her father who is suffering from cancer whereas some of the authority figures were unaware of the fact. When they came to know of the real scenario they too decided to support the loyal employee who is a part of the WWE since 1999.
The same source also reported that there were no talks of releasing Lillian from the company and nor there are any near future possibilities of firing her for the assurance of the fans. Lillian herself let us know that she was safe. She stayed off TV to attend to a pressing family matter. The veteran ring announcer posted the following on Facebook to let us know that WWE was always supportive towards her:
“I want to thank all of you for the many messages you have tweeted & FB’d me when you thought I had been released. It truly shows me how much I matter to you, and right now more than ever, I needed to know that. I feel so proud to work for WWE that cares so much about me.”