Mauro Ranallo announced today that he will be joining NXT’s commentary team. Ranallo formerly announced for the SmackDown brand. Ranallo also has recently joined Showtime Boxing and Bellator’s announce teams. Ranallo posted the following post on Instagram to reveal the news:
THE NXT CHAPTER BEGINS! WWE and I mutually agreed to end my responsibilities on SmackDown having nothing to do with rumors about disputes. As I remained under contract with WWE, we discussed a variety of options. Despite originally agreeing to part ways, there was always a desire to continue working together. We have come to terms on a new agreement that benefits both WWE and me, and I am thrilled to announce I will now be part of the NXT broadcasting team.
Triple H commented on Ranallo joining NXT on Twitter:
— Triple H (@TripleH) June 22, 2017
Ranallo will officially join the NXT commentary team during tapings at Full Sail University this Friday.