Vic Joseph

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Vic Joseph
Birth nameVictor Travagliante
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Vic Joseph
Vic Travagliante
Trained byPRIME Wrestling
Debut2010

Victor 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[edit]

Early years[edit]

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)[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.

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Preceded by
Tom Phillips
205 Live lead announcer
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Tom Phillips
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Inaugural
NXT UK lead announcer
2018–2019
Succeeded by
Tom Phillips
Preceded by
Michael Cole
Raw lead announcer
2019–2020
Succeeded by
Tom Phillips
Preceded by
Mauro Ranallo
NXT lead announcer
2020–present
Succeeded by
current
Preceded by
Byron Saxton
205 Live lead announcer
2020–2021
Succeeded by
Tom Phillips