One of the major stories of the past week has been centered around Mauro Ranallo, who called the NXT TakeOver: War Games show but did not appear the following night at the Survivor Series.
Ranallo, who has been the voice of NXT since 2017, was set to call several matches at the Survivor Series but did not appear after a pair of tweets that were posted by SmackDown commentator Corey Graves. The tweets took aim at Ranallo’s style of commentary that was posted during the TakeOver event, which Ranallo called with Nigel McGuinness and Beth Phoenix.
On the broadcast Sunday, it was stated by Michael Cole that Ranallo had blown out his voice the night prior, but we can confirm that was a cover reason for the real story. Cole added that they expected Ranallo to be back for this week’s episode of NXT.
POST Wrestling can confirm that Ranallo will not be calling NXT on Wednesday night at Full Sail University.
There has been communication over the past few days between Ranallo and those in the company but the decision was made that he would not be coming to the show this week.
It is unknown if Ranallo will be back for next week’s episode.