Who is Samantha Irvin, the WWE ring announcer? All the facts and details

Who is Samantha Irvin, the WWE ring announcer? All the facts and details

Jackline Wangare, Grace Waruguru
November 19, 2023 at 2:43 PM

If you are a WWE fan, then Samantha Irvin is no stranger to you. The female ring announcer has gained popularity among wrestling fans for her distinct voice and skill. She has also appeared as a flautist on the mystery music game show I Can See Your Voice in 2020.

Samantha Irvin
Samantha Irvin posing for a photo at Buffalo, New York. Photo: @samanthairvinwwe (modified by author)
Source: UGC

Samantha Irvin has numerous talents, including singing and playing instruments. She is best known for serving as the lead announcer for WWE SmackDown since January 2022. Here are some interesting facts about the media personality.

Profile summary

Real name

Samantha Johnson

Known as

Samantha Irvin



Date of birth

January 9, 1995


28 years old (as of 2023)

Zodiac sign


Place of birth

Cape Cod, Dennis, Massachusetts

Current residence

New Bedford, Massachusetts










5'8" (172 cm)


132 lbs (60 kgs)

Body measurements

34-28-36 inches (86-71-91 cm)

Hair colour


Eye colour

Dark brown


Irvin Johnson



Relationship status



Trevor Dean Mann (Ricochet)




Normandin Middle School and New Bedford High


Ring announcer, sports broadcaster, singer

Net worth

$1 million

Samantha Irvin's biography

Recent years have seen several women take up positions that were a preserve of men. Samantha is no exception. While several fans know her as Samantha Irvin, her real name is Samantha Johnson. She is a ring announcer for World Wrestling Entertainment. She has three brothers, Irvin Jr., Noah, and Swaggy Kenn, and two sisters, Marlena and Kelci.

How old is Samantha Irvin?

The sports broadcaster was born in 1995 at Cape Cod in Dennis, Massachusetts, before moving to Bedford. She is 28 years old as of 2023. Samantha Irvin's birthday is on January 9th.


Samantha studied at Normandin Middle School and New Bedford High. The multi-talented media personality was the Theatre Club director at Normandin Middle School, where she put out four plays. It is not clear whether Irvin pursued tertiary education.


Unknown to many, Samantha wanted to be an actress when she was younger. This dream pushed her to the limelight, where she started working for the WWE. Besides announcing, Samantha Johnson is also a gifted singer. She auditioned for American Idols but did not qualify.

Samantha also battled it out at the 10th edition of America's Got Talent (AGT) in 2015. She proceeded to the semi-finals but did not garner enough votes to make it to the final.

After her time at AGT, Irvin tried her luck at the mystery music game show I Can See Your Voice during its first season in 2020. She impressed the judges with her flute riff and sang Good as Hell by Lizzo. In addition, she played the flute on the I Can See Your Voice program on Fox TV.

Samantha Irvin's WWE career

Irvin joined the WWE IN April 2021 as a ring announcer. In a short while, she became one of the leading announcers on 205 and NXT.

Besides that, she worked backstage, interviewing numerous superstars. Irvin's big break came in January 2022 when she was promoted to become one of Smackdown's announcers.

She made a lasting impression during WrestleMania 39 by introducing Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes during the main event of Night 2. She also gained fame for announcing the match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley.

This moment held historical significance as it was the first time in WrestleMania history that a women's match was not only announced but also refereed by a woman.

Why was Samantha Irvin absent at the WWE Crown Jewel 2023?

At WWE Crown Jewel 2023 in Riyadh, regular ring announcers Samantha Irvin and Mike Rome were notably absent, replaced for the night by backstage interviewer Byron Saxton. The reason behind this sudden change remains unclear.

Irvin, however, took to Twitter to express her admiration for Saxton's performance, stating that:

Byron sounding like my childhood lowkey

The social media response has been overwhelmingly positive, highlighting Saxton's commendable handling of the announcing duties. This substitution trend extends beyond Crown Jewel, as Irvin was recently replaced on Raw by NXT's Alicia Taylor, who also stepped in for SmackDown's Mike Rome.

How much does Samantha Irvin make?

According to SportsManor, Samantha Irvin's salary is approximately $350,00 annually. Her fee per fight is $10,000, and $20,000 Pay-Per-View per fight. Her estimated net worth is around $1 million.

Who is Samantha Irvin married to?

Samantha is not married but is currently engaged to Ricochet. Samantha Irvin's husband-to-be is an American professional wrestler known fully as Trevor Dean Mann. Irvin is a mother of one, a daughter named Myra LeeAnn, who is about five years old.

Mann is also a father of one son. According to Samantha Irvin's photos, the couple enjoys a seemingly close relationship with the children.

Fast facts

  • Lilian Garcia is her big fan.
  • She ended her toxic relationship with alcohol six years ago.
  • She has been a lifelong WWE fan.
  • She has three tattoos on her body: a Michael Jackson tattoo on her ankle, a Beatles tattoo on her arm and a Diana rose flower tattoo on her wrist.
  • Her father was a singer, while her mother was a pianist.

Samantha Irvin has multiple talents that have helped her soar in the entertainment industry, establishing a massive fan base across social media platforms. Fans will look out for her next move and. recently published a list of the highest-paid WWE wrestlers. The world's largest wrestling company pays players a base salary, event bonuses, and a percentage of merchandise featuring their images.

Wrestlers earn money through salary, pay-per-view bonuses, merchandise sales, and endorsement deals. Most wrestlers are contracted with a primary wrestling promotion and receive a monthly salary supplemented by pay-per-view bonuses, royalties, and other incentives.

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