I don’t think that’s a good sign. Commentary is one of the most important parts of a wrestling show as the announce team is your guide for the night. Without them, you might have a problem figuring out what is going on with the show, what the stories are and what you should be looking for. Having a familiar voice on commentary is a big help, but what happens if they’re just gone for the night?
During Saturday’s Takeover: WarGames, WWE commentator Corey Graves posted a message on Twitter saying that you may not know it but there is a former Ring of Honor World Champion and a WWE Hall of Famer on commentary. This was in reference to NXT commentator Mauro Ranallo, suggesting that he was dominating the conversation a little too much. This did not sit well with Ranallo, and things have gotten more interesting since then.
There is no one like Ranallo. Check out how fired up he was over one of NXT’s biggest showdowns:
Between Graves’ tweets and the start of Sunday’s Survivor Series, Ranallo has deleted his Twitter account. He also did not appear at Survivor Series, despite NXT wrestlers being on the show. The absence was addressed during Survivor Series with Michael Cole saying that Ranallo had blown his voice out the night before. According to Wrestling Observer Radio, everything is fine between Ranallo and WWE and he is expected to be at Full Sail University on Wednesday to call NXT.
Far, far too many.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) November 24, 2019
Opinion: This is a situation that needs to be handled carefully from both sides. Ranallo’s mental health issues are well known and WWE needs to take them into account when dealing with the situation. Maybe Ranallo was just hurt by what was said, but hopefully it doesn’t send him into a bad situation. There is a real chance that everything is fine, but this is something that has to be handled delicately.
Do you like Ranallo? Will he be back for this week’s NXT? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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