Former WWE ring announcer Greg Hamilton insists he ‘should be dead’ after surviving a horror car crash.
The star – who joined the company in 2015 as part of the NXT brand, then moving onto Main Event and eventually flagship show SmackDown before his release in October 2021 – has shared terrifying footage and a photo of the wreckage after his car was ‘hit by a moving truck’.
Revealing the accident happened ‘a few weeks ago’, he wrote on Instagram: ‘It’s taken me a while to post this…. I should be dead according to every first responder. They thought they were removing a “body”.
‘Weeks ago, I was hit by a moving truck. Tossed 3 times into a ditch on the side of the road, upside down and left for dead. I’m alive. (sic)’
Greg – whose real name is Greg Hutson – insisted the crash has ‘forever changed’ his outlook on life, as he said he’s not interested in ‘fame’ or his previous job.
‘I no longer care about fame, announcing, anything. That person died in that accident. #RIP,’ he continued. ‘But my life is forever changed.
‘I don’t know what’s next….but if you need help in any way, I’m here. I don’t know what’s next for me; I don’t know what I can even do.’
He insisted he will be there for anyone who needs his help, and urged people to focus on repairing themselves no matter what their situation.
He added: ‘But, I do know that if you need support; I can do that. Japanese culture paints gold on broken pieces to signify repair. I refuse to fold. Let’s paint GOLD.
‘I’m rehabilitating…..you can too. Mentally and emotionally. Let’s do I t together. (sic)’
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Greg hadn’t posted on Instagram in over a month before revealing he had been in the near-fatal crash.
In the comments, senior WWE referee Charles Robinson replied: ‘So glad that you are basically ok. What a miracle dude!’
And another follower added: ‘So glad you’re okay….you’re meant to be here. you’re clearly loved by so many. Keep shining your light and hang in there.’
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