“Tremendously talented”, “Depressing news” – WWE stars and fans thank huge NXT presence as departure is confirmed from promotion


WWE confirmed that Mauro Ranallo was going to leave the company and wished him the best

WWE and NXT commentator, Mauro Ranallo, and the promotion have come to an agreement leading to his departure from the company.

Ranallo was one of the best commentators in the world of professional sport and also used to call Bellator and boxing matches.

Mauro Ranallo left WWE after being on NXT
Mauro Ranallo had commentated on NXT and SmackDown (WWE)

The 50-year-old originally joined the SmackDown roster in 2015 and then had a hiatus before returning to NXT on 2017.

He became the voice of the Black and Gold brand and provided several big moments too. However, there was friction in WWE with his signing. Ranallo stopped featuring on SmackDown shows due to alleged bullying but he claimed such stories were not true.

JBL was reported to have been the one doing this the most but Ranallo came back to voice NXT and he did an amazing job at that.

The release from WWE didn’t mention anything about where Ranallo was going or what his future projects could be.

Ron Simmons (L) and John Bradshaw Layfield
Ron Simmons (L) and John Bradshaw Layfield were the APA (WWE)

He could end up joining AEW but the Canadian has other projects up his sleeve too.

WWE stars thank Ranallo

This comes as a bit of a loss to WWE as Ranallo was one of the best behind the desk. They might have found a replacement in Wade Barrett as the former King of the Ring was the commentator on NXT recently and he did a pretty good job.

WWE has released several big talents over the past six months or so. Jon Moxley remains their biggest loss as he is the champion on AEW.

A lot of smaller stars have also joined up rival brands and it will be interesting to see what is next for Ranallo.

Nevertheless, many WWE stars thanked the 50-year-old for all his hard work and wished him the best for the future.

Many WWE fans also tweeted their reactions to this and some even brought up the fact that Cathy Kelley and Renee Young had left the promotion in recent months.




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