Tom Phillips Found The Competition Between WWE Commentators 'Healthy'

Phillips was let go by WWE last month

Tom Phillips says he believes there was a 'healthy' competition between WWE announcers during his years with the promotion. 

Phillips was released by WWE last month, ending a nine-year stint with the company, and worked with some of the biggest names in the business during his time on the Raw and Smackdown commentary desks. 

Phillips shared the booth with the likes of Corey Graves, Booker T, Jerry Lawler, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe, and believes everyone worked well together when it came to putting on the shows.

Speaking on the competition between announcers, Phillips told the Sports Media podcast with Richard Deitsch: "It depends on what your relationships are like. There were times where I felt competition with other play-by-play announcers over the years. 

"There were times when I felt competition with people who weren't at my position because I could see how good they were. I thought, 'I have to up my game because if they're doing X and I'm doing Y, it's not elevating the product and I have to be at that level.'

"I can honestly say, when I was there, the comrade among the announce team was fantastic. It always felt like you were in the foxhole with someone who had your back and that was the entire crew and production team. The competition, I found to be healthy. I wanted to be as good as the person sitting next to me. I'm trying to get better every week."

H/T Fightful

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