One of the major news stories this past week was the announcement that NXT will be moving to the USA Network beginning on September 18. This is a wonderful opportunity for their performers to get more exposure on a national stage, as well as further create a legitimate third brand for WWE.
But what does this mean for the commentary team of the black and gold brand?
According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness and Beth Phoenix will still comprise the weekly announce team. However, there are questions because of Ranallo’s past issues with people in charge of the company. He had missed several events, due to rumors of being bullied by JBL backstage.
Ranallo did say publicly when he returned to NXT, that he left the company because he couldn’t handle the weekly travel doing Smackdown entailed. However, it is believed that was more a cover reason to explain his absence and his return without creating controversy.
However, Ranallo has admitted that he has bipolar at a very heavy level, and issues can flare up at any time. The travel will be more extensive, but it’s midweek and shouldn’t affect his Showtime boxing and Bellator work, which are on Fridays and Saturdays.
Check out what we’ll get to see each week:
If there’s one thing that WWE can’t screw up in this deal, it’s Mauro Ranallo being the lead voice of NXT. He might be the best in the world at what he does, and brings a level of energy unlike anything else in the world of professional wrestling.
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