NXT announcer Mauro Ranallo and WWE have confirmed he’s leaving the company.
Ranallo shared a statement on Facebook saying:
“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.”
WWE released the following statement in regards to Mauro’s exit:
“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 endeavors.”
Ranallo had been doing commentary for NXT remotely from home during the pandemic. He was not part of TakeOver, however, and the last 2 episodes of NXT, Wade Barrett was featured on commentary alongside Vic Joseph. Barrett is now reportedly in talks to join the show full-time.