Mauro Ranallo is absent from tonight’s WWE Survivor Series broadcast following negative tweets from Corey Graves.
Last night during NXT TakeOver: WarGames, Graves sent out a tweet directed at Ranallo, “Just for the record guys, I know you wouldn’t know it, but there’s actually a WWE Hall of Famer AND a former Ring of Honor Champion on commentary. I’d imagine they have a lot to offer.”
The tweet was making reference to Ranallo’s commentary style, with Graves suggesting Mauro was overshadowing Beth Phoenix and Nigel McGuinness.
Graves proceeded to add more fuel to the fire, responding to a fan who was asking how many “Chicago references has Mauro made so far?” Graves responded, “Far, far too many.”
Mauro Ranallo proceeded to delete his Twitter account following the statement, and decided not to appear at tonight’s Survivor Series pay-per-view.
Triple H stated during the NXT media call, Ranallo would represent the NXT commentary team during Survivor Series, but that is not the case.
Ranallo has a history of mental health issues, and has had issues in the past with
Dave Meltzer noted the following F4WOnline.com
“Given Ranallo’s well-known mental health issues, that have continued recently, as much as announcers are fair game from fans under any circumstances unfortunately it’s bad form from other announcers, particularly given what happened a few years ago.”
Ranallo’s friend/manager Frank Shamrock responded to Graves tweet, “Social media has made too many of you comfortable with disrespecting people and not getting punched in the mouth for it.”
Michael Cole mentioned Ranllo’s absence from Survivor Series stating that he “blew his voice out” at NXT TakeOver, and will be back during NXT on USA this Wednesday night.