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    Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    A familiar voice is returning to the WWE announce team, this time as part of the NXT brand.


    Former SmackDown LIVE play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo just revealed on social media that he will soon join WWE’s yellow-and-black brand as a commentator.


    “THE NXT CHAPTER BEGINS!” Ranallo wrote in an Instagram post, in which he also said that he is thrilled to join the NXT announce team.


    Triple H responded on Twitter, noting that Ranallo and NXT make for a natural combination


    A veteran of combat-sport broadcasting, Ranallo lent his booming voice and encyclopedic knowledge of the mat game to last year’s WWE Cruiserweight Classic. In addition, Ranallo has announced thousands of mixed martial arts, boxing and sports-entertainment matches in his 30-year career. This August, he will call the blockbuster boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA icon Conor McGregor.


    Never one to miss the precise name of an esoteric hold, a timely pop-culture reference or an exclamatory “Mamma mia!,” Ranallo will soon have his first chance to commentate over NXT’s hard-hitting brand of action.

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    Really happy Mauro's back in WWE and hopefully he'll be comfortable in his new role (although I'd have loved him as like an English commentator for NJPW). Apparently he was supposed to be back in time for Takeover Chicago but that didn't materialise in time.

    JBL doesn't work NXT.....interesting

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    This is the perfect role for him. Easier people to work with and far less stressful than doing a live show every week.

    Also can't wait to hear him compare Aleister Black to a mix tape.
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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    So happy when I heard this news earlier. I love his commentary way before WWE took a look at him and wanting to use his services back when he was starting with Showtime Boxing. Dude has moved up in the world and I'm proud to see it. NXT weekly I watch here and there until the Takeover shows I'm in there like Swimwear, so to have him on board I might change my mind watching the show weekly.

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    Great news to have Mauro back in WWE. Him and Nigel calling matches together should be a real treat, and I've missed his quotes and pop culture references.


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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    NXT + Mauro feels like it'll be a good fit. The current NXT commentary team feels like it's missing something, and Mauro could very well be that something.

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    So happy Mauro is back. He's a great fit for NXT and it should be an easier schedule for him to work no doubt.

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    Good news everyone.
    NXT has been in need of a fresh voice to replace Tom Phillips and Mauro is the perfect guy for the job. Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson have been in desperate need of an experienced hand to guide them for a while and again, Mauro will provide that. It's a lighter schedule too which I'm sure will help him and he's away from JBL interestingly. I hear that he's also going to be allowed to crack on with the Bellator gig that he signed up for when it looked like he was leaving, and I think he's also going to be allowed to call the McGregor vs Mayweather fight too. Very cool on WWE's part to let him do that crossover (and it will only be beneficial to WWE too).

    Very happy that they were able to work things out and figure out a way around whatever problem that happened. NXT is the only show I watch in it's entirety on a week to week basis too so I'm glad that I'm gong to be getting my Mauro Ranallo fix!

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    That's great news! Along with Striker is the best wrestling commentator at the moment. Now if they get Mike Goldberg as well and have him replace JBL will be awesome.

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    People still think Striker is a good announcer?
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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    I Would like to see a 2 man commentating team in NXT
    Mauro & Nigel

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    Quote Originally Posted by Darling Nicky View Post
    People still think Striker is a good announcer?
    I think he's good. I know that most think he's just a glorified fan and goes over the top, but I like his passion. Plus he knows his stuff, you can trust him to do his research on wrestlers and come out with great factoids about them when he's calling matches.

    In response to your second comment; people still think that McGuinness is good?

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    Matt Striker is the absolute worse. I no longer watch Lucha Underground because of him.

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    I like Striker but I don't watch Lucha Underground regularly... yet.

    ...but this is a thread about Mauro returning to the fold and that's fantastic news! It's time for Tom to concentrate on SmackDown, he's earned that spot, and this gives an experienced and well-liked voice to the NXT audience who can help guide Percy and (to a certain extent) Nigel to better calls. It's a shame that he was forced out of his position on the main roster broadcasts but in my personal opinion NXT is a far better product than RAW or SmackDown these days so selfishly I'm happy Mauro will be on my show.

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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    Great news as I enjoyed Mauro's commentating. Hopefully he'll replace Philips as he is very annoying.
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    Re: Mauro Ranallo Is Back In WWE As NXT Commentator

    I found Mauro to be decent, but I still think the guy need's to take a note from The Briscoe's and MAN UP!
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