WWE Rumors: Is Mauro Ranallo done with the company? Backstage reaction to Corey Graves' comments
Ranallo skipped the Survivor Series show as a result of the incident as the NXT commentator was quite upset with Graves' comments. According to WWE, Ranallo missed Survivor Series as he lost his voice the night before at WarGames. However, that was far from the truth.
On the post-Survivor Series edition of the Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer provided a few updates regarding Ranallo's current status with the company on the heels of the controversy.
Meltzer revealed that everything is fine between Ranallo and the WWE and that the veteran commentator is expected to return for the upcoming episode of NXT on Wednesday.
He added that Ranallo and his manager Frank Shamrock were quite unhappy with the Graves situation and chose not to be a part of the Survivor Series show after leaving the building.
"Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock went to the building, I guess, I mean I guess the gist of everything is that they left and they were very, very upset. And Corey Graves, I believe, he did take down the tweet at some point and Frank Shamrock wrote, 'Social media has made too many of you comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it and he sent that to Corey Graves. This is not some random thing where you are trying to, 'oh you're connecting the dots', I mean that's exactly what it is.
"And it was the tweet and that's why he didn't do the show. He did not quit, obviously, everything is fine, everything seems to be fine between Mauro Ranallo and WWE, I was told tonight that he absolutely is expected to be there Wednesday commentating on NXT and that, from his side, he absolutely expects to be there, and that, I think they were not happy with Graves although Graves did do the show tonight.
"I guess we are going to watch this thing play out or maybe it's just over, again, it didn't feel like, umm, you know I was hearing about it, and it's not like this was a blowup, It's not anything bad but he did leave and you're not supoosed to do that and they understood and they are going to have sympathy or, I don't even know if sympathy is the right word, but there is going to be leeway. They don't want him leaving for a number of different reasons."
Bryan Alvarez went on to clarify that Graves' tweet had not been taken down despite all the heat coming its way.
In case you haven't been keeping tabs on this story, Graves put out the following tweet in which he indirectly called out Ranallo for hogging all the limelight in the commentary booth during the NXT Takeover: WarGames show.
Shamrock responded by using one of Ice T's recent tweets:
Ranallo has a documented history with battling depression and he has, in the past, taken a hiatus from WWE after a bullying row with JBL.
As of this writing, Mauro should be back on NXT TV this week.
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