It is being reported that Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn didn’t like Dio Maddin’s commentary on Raw, hence why he was removed from the position.
Bryan Alvarez said on Wrestling Observer Live:
“I don’t know if Dio Maddin himself is gonna get mad but I’m sure we’ll hear that this is not accurate but this is what happened. Vince and Kevin Dunn didn’t like Dio Maddin on commentary and they took him off commentary and I think they were gonna try to re-train him or whatever to do commentary but now I guess he’s decided he wants to be a wrestler again.
“I’m sure the official story is going to be that he just decided while doing commentary that he wanted to be a wrestler…”
Maddin hadn’t been on commentary since November 4 when he was attacked by Brock Lesnar, but the belief was he’d be returning soon.
That was confirmed to be wrong yesterday, as WWE announced Samoa Joe will now join Vic Joseph and Jerry Lawler until he is cleared to return from a broken thumb.
It is unknown what the plan will be from when Joe returns to the ring.
Thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the quote