Mauro Ranallo, who has been part of WWE’s announcer table for a long time has left the company. He confirmed the news of his departure on social media.
“Mama mia!”: Mauro Ranallo bids farewell to WWE
Mauro Ranallo, former NXT commentator took to Facebook to write a long note and verified the news of him departing from WWE.
The 50-year-old is grateful for his time at WWE and believes to have fulfilled his childhood dream.
Mauro Ranallo said, “I appreciate the opportunity I had to realize my childhood dream of working in sports entertainment, and I wish WWE well in the future. Now I want to direct my focus and devote my time to my other projects and to my mental health charitable activities and the well-being of my mother and myself.”
Mauro Ranallo had been away from WWE and according to Wrestling Observer Radio, he went to British Columbia, his hometown to visit his mother as she was hospitalised.
He missed two WWE events until he made up his mind to take up new challenges outside of WWE. Thereby, he would be expected to work with Bellator and Showtime Boxing.
Reports say, Mauro Ranallo has always been focussed on being mental health advocate. However, the former WWE commentator was occupied with WWE shows and events. Thereby, he wanted to get away from the company.
WWE’s statement on parting ways with Mauro Ranallo read, “WWE and Mauro Ranallo have mutually and amicably agreed to part ways. Mauro’s passion and enthusiasm left an indelible and exciting mark with WWE and its fans, and we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Mauro Ranallo penned a contract with WWE in 2015 and was part of the Smackdown broadcast table. He has called many pay-per-views including the likes of SummerSlam, Survivor Series and Royal Rumble. He has worked alongside Jerry Lawler,Michael Cole, John “Bradshaw” Layfield, Byron Saxton etc.
After a brief hiatus due to travel issues, he returned in 2017 signing a new contract. He joined the NXT broadcast team. He called many matches in NXT tapings as well as NXT Takeover shows.
Wade Barret, the former WWE star was called up on NXT in the previous week and featured as the commentator. He is set to sign a full-time contract with the company and could replace the 50-year-old. He is also scheduled for ‘NXT Super Tuesday’ event.
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