There Is A Secret Reason For Mauro Ranallo Missing WWE SmackDown Last Week

When last week’s episode of SmackDown LIVE went on the air, only JBL and Tom Phillips were heard from the announcer booth. Then when WWE cut to ringside, that’s when it was obvious Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga were missing.

Ranallo warned of this the night before in a tweet.

Phillips then said on-air that Otunga wasn’t at the show because he was filming a movie, while Ranallo was unable to make it due to the winter storm that hit the Northeast. Phillips also said that Ranallo would be back the following week.

Dave Meltzer, however, suggested that Ranallo really didn’t miss the show due to bad weather.

He noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, “What they said on the air was that the weather prevented Ranallo from coming and he’d be back next week and that Otunga was out filming a movie. At least half of that was true since Otunga was out filming a movie.”

Adding to the speculation is that Ranallo, an active Twitter user, has gone silent since suggesting he would miss SmackDown LIVE last week.


    So what is the secret reason?

    • Adam Oniel

      its still a secret, apparently

  • PNutButty

    Um ok…

  • David Wells

    The secret is he’s the one leaking the photos of Paige and the others!

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  • ChrisUK92

    The reason is …….. He’s shit

    • Changes Made

      taz is that you?

  • Boss

    Probably CONTRACT dispute. Maybe he’s demanding more $$$ since he’s now doing 205Live working twice a night or some bullshit.

  • WalkerboyUK

    Meltzer is one of those people who throws out shit, time after time after time, in the hope that eventually some of it will stick and people will be convinced he knows it all.

  • Changes Made

    A more reality Era commentator that makes wrestling feel real but he’ll Tom Philipps is a pimp, handsome and will suck Vince dick with his below avg commentating.