Here’s the latest update on NXT lead announcer Mauro Ranallo following the controversy of Survivor Series weekend.
Just to recap, Mauro Ranallo was initially supposed to call Survivor Series on rotation along with all the other commentators, but didn’t due to this tweet from SmackDown’s Corey Graves during NXT TakeOver: WarGames:
“Just for the record guys, I know you wouldn’t know it, but there’s actually a WWE Hall of Famer AND a former Ring of Honor Champion on commentary. I’d imagine they have a lot to offer.”
The latest update from Dave Meltzer is that Ranallo has not quit WWE, and on Ranallo’s end he’s set to call NXT on Wednesday with Nigel McGuinness and Beth Phoenix as usual, both of whom were part of the Survivor Series broadcast team.
Meltzer added that WWE wasn’t happy with Graves, but obviously they weren’t unhappy enough to not have him call Survivor Series.
Graves has put out a new tweet calling Meltzer an “uninformed, false narrative pushing liar” in response.
Michael Cole, who replaced Ranallo in calling the NXT Championship match, gave the on-air explanation that Mauro had lost his voice because he got so excited during TakeOver.