WWE announced on this week’s episode of SmackDown Live that Mauro Ranallo was absent from the broadcast because he was sick. They also announced the previous week that he was unable to make the show because of a snow storm. So what exactly is going on with Ranallo?
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter indicated that the reason he has been off WWE television both weeks is because Ranallo suffers from depression. This has been on on-going issue with him dating back to his teenage years and he has been vocal about his condition in past interviews.
While Ranallo has not really been in contact with most people, two of his closest friends have confirmed that he’s okay and is resting up. This is not his first time he has missed events due to depression as he’s missed an Invicta MMA show for the reason reason.