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Vic Joseph
Birth nameVictor Joseph Travagliante
BornJuly 8, 1985 (age 36)
Cleveland, Ohio
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Vic Joseph
Vic Travagliante
Trained byPRIME Wrestling
Debut2010

Victor Joseph Travagliante (born July 8, 1985) is an American professional wrestling commentator currently signed to WWE, where he works under the stage name Vic Joseph where he serves as the play-by-play commentator on NXT and 205 Live. Joseph served as the play-by-play commentator on Main Event, NXT UK from 2018 to 2019 and on Raw from 2019 to 2020.

Biography

Early years

Before WWE, he worked as a commentator for Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW) and House of Hardcore (HOH). Outside of professional wrestling, Travagliante has previously worked for the Cleveland Browns Radio Network on its 92.3 The Fan station, covering Cleveland Browns football games.[1]

WWE (2017–present)

In May 2017, it was announced that Joseph would join the commentary team of Main Event beginning on May 24, 2017, replacing Tom Phillips. On June 13, 2017, Joseph announced that he joins as play-by-play commentator for 205 Live, while still also participating on Main Event. On October 17, 2018, Joseph debuted as a play-by-play commentator on NXT UK, alongside Nigel McGuinness and also on 205 Live the next day.

On August 19, 2019, Joseph appeared as a guest commentator on Raw, as part of a commentary team filling in for Corey Graves and Jerry Lawler.

On September 30, 2019, Joseph announced that he is the new play-by-play commentator role on Raw, replacing Michael Cole where he was moved back to Friday Night SmackDown on Fox.[2]

On January 27, 2020, Joseph left the announce team on Raw and was replaced on play-by-play commentary by Tom Phillips, along with his former SmackDown Live commentary team member Byron Saxton.[3] On July 17, 2020, Joseph made his return to the 205 Live broadcast team alongside Drew Gulak to replace Byron Saxton.[4] On August 12, 2020, Joseph joined the NXT commentary team.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Vic Joseph: Bio". WWE. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "WWE's Announce Team Shake-Up Confirms Raw's 26-Year Run As The 'A-Show' Is Over". Forbes. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Tom Phillips Reportedly Replacing Vic Joseph On WWE Raw Commentary". ProWrestling.com. January 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "WWE 205 Live Results for 7/17/20 Nese vs Parker, Miles vs Mansoor". Fightful.
  5. ^ "Vic Joseph joins the WWE NXT announce team, matches for next week's NXT show". August 13, 2020. Retrieved August 10, 2021.
Preceded byTom Phillips 205 Live lead announcer 2017–2019 Succeeded byTom Phillips Preceded byInaugural NXT UK lead announcer 2018–2019 Succeeded byTom Phillips Preceded byMichael Cole Raw lead announcer 2019–2020 Succeeded byTom Phillips Preceded byMauro Ranallo NXT lead announcer 2020–present Succeeded bycurrent Preceded byByron Saxton 205 Live lead announcer 2020–2021 Succeeded byTom Phillips Preceded byTom Phillips 205 Live lead announcer 2021–present Succeeded bycurrent