• Mauro Ranallo Comments On No Longer Working On SmackDown Live
During a recent interview with TV Insider, Mauro Ranallo commented on the rumors doing rounds about him no longer commentating on SmackDown Live, WWE bringing him back to call NXT and more.
Below are the highlights:
On the rumors doing rounds about him no longer commentating on SmackDown Live:
“First of all, I love it. For me, to be behind the microphone and having the headset in that stressful environment that should maybe trigger a meltdown or breakdown. For me, that’s when I’m most alive. That has always kept me alive. It’s not a juggling act.
The only thing that has been a casualty of my condition is because I call Showtime Championship Boxing, Bellator MMA and some of the other events, I couldn’t be on the road 52 weeks a year with WWE like I was for the one year for SmackDown Live on USA Network. I will always be thankful to WWE for letting me be the voice of SmackDown Live and bring it to the USA Network.
I don’t need to address whatever rumors or rumblings there may have been. At the end of the day, the reason I’m no longer on SmackDown Live is because it was taking too much of a toll on my mental health.”
On WWE bringing him back to call NXT:
“People can say what they want about WWE. Paul Levesque, Vince McMahon, Michael Cole, they all gave me another life by bringing me back to call NXT. That’s where I should have been in the beginning. I’ve never been happier as a professional wrestling announcer than I am right now calling what has been the best brand in sports entertainment in NXT. So, all of that has turned out for the best. The fact WWE has allowed footage to be used in the doc and has openly supported me with this is another sign that we are going in the right direction. All of us are coming together to raise awareness and eliminating the stigma of mental health issues.”
• RAW Champion Says The Undertaker Should Retire
During a Q&A session with Give Me Sport, RAW’s Intercontinental Champion Seth Rollins was asked if The Undertaker should retire. Rollins replied with “Yes”.
Below are the highlights:
Best wrestling catchphrase:
“Do you smell what The Rock is cookin’?”
His favorite heel of all time:
The one wrestler he wishes he could have faced:
Best WrestleMania match ever:
“Austin vs. Bret at WrestleMania 13.”
Most memorable thing Vince McMahon has said to him:
“I can’t repeat that (laughs). Too much profanity.”
Should The Undertaker retire:
“Madison Square Garden when it was sold out the night after Christmas.”
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