Dio Maddin was attacked by Brock Lesnar last month and he has been absent from television since then. He was not able to work long on commentary and now he has been sent back to the WWE Performance Center. Samoa Joe has replaced him for now.
On Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez said that both Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn had issues with Maddin’s work. They apparently were not fans of his work and so he might need to be trained again at the Performance Center.
Bryan Alvarez expects Dio Maddin to possibly get angry and deny it, but he says the course of events was that Vince McMahon and Kevin Dunn were not fans of Dio Maddin commentary. They took him off and may have wanted to re-train him to do commentary, but Bryan guesses that Dio decided he preferred to be a wrestler. Bryan also expects the official story to be that Dio simply decided that he wanted to wrestle instead of commentating.
We will get to know in due time whether Maddin returns to RAW commentary or focus on being an NXT superstar.