Mauro Ranallo is no longer with WWE yet again. He missed NXT TakeOver: XXX, and he hasn’t been back. He went back to British Columbia, and this is where he decided not to return.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer explained what’s going on in Mauro Ranallo’s situation. His mother became ill, and a trip up to British Columbia found himself deciding that he didn’t want to return.
“He went to British Columbia where he grew up because his mother’s been hospitalized and he missed a couple of shows and then you know, at the end of the day I think while he was up there, and I don’t know the whole story, but he decided he wasn’t going to come back, and it’s been, you know kind of a tumultuous time for the last could of years, but he’s going to continue to do Bellator and Showtime Boxing.”
“You know he wasn’t able to do the shows. I mean, it was kinda told to me that he’s 50-years-old, and it kinda brought into perspective that he’s supposed to be a mental health advocate and doing that show every week under that pressure is not what he’s here for.
Working for WWE was Mauro Ranallo’s childhood dream which he got to live out. It was noted that “there’s always more to the story, just like Renee Young there’s reasons why you make the decisions,” but it wasn’t a big blow up. Ranallo missing those NXT shows due to his mother’s illness simply put things into perspective.
Mauro Ranallo and WWE were said to have parted amicably. You never know if an open door could lead to Mauro Ranallo coming back to WWE eventually. He has exited in the past and returned already in his career.
Transcription by Ringside News