Mauro Ranallo & WWE Confirm His Departure

Mauro Ranallo confirmed on Facebook he has agreed to part ways with WWE. Below is his full statement:

Mauro Ranallo & WWE part ways.

Ranallo, “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.”

Learn more about Mauro’s journey by watching the Showtime documentary BiPolar Rock N’ Roller at

WWE also confirmed his departure with the following on dot com:

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.

As reported here on, WWE and Wade Barrett are negotiating a contract for him to return permanently as a member of the NXT broadcast team.

Ranallo missed NXT TakeOver XXX and last week’s show on the USA Network, following a family matter. He will be replaced by Barrett on tomorrow night’s show on the USA network.

Ranallo has been with WWE since 2015. He was on SmackDown until he essentially quit the brand following bullying allegations against John “Bradshaw” Layfield in 2017. The allegations resulted in depression as Ranallo has been public about his issues with mental illness as he suffers from bipolar affective disorder. He and WWE agreed to part ways in April 2017, with Ranallo saying his departure had nothing to do with JBL.

In June 2017, he returned as NXT’s lead commentator, a position he held until a couple of weeks ago.


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