clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Mauro Ranallo wants to stay on SmackDown after WWE brand split

Time Warner Cable Studios Presents SHOWTIME And Food Network's Ultimate Tailgate Experience Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Time Warner Cable

It’s still unclear whether or not announcers will be included in the upcoming WWE draft, though it’s been done in the past. But if you’re asking lead commentator on SmackDown, Mauro Ranallo, he wants to stay right where he’s at, as he told Sports Illustrated in a recent interview:

"I don't know what's going to happen. I don't even know if the announcers are going to be part of the draft. I love working with Byron Saxton and Jerry Lawler, and I hope I continue to do so. To be honest, I would love to stay with SmackDown. Michael Cole is the voice of WWE and the voice of Raw. But when we go live, I want to help SmackDown become an 'A' show."

He has every reason to put SmackDown over while he’s in the position he’s in now, not to mention the political game that comes along with working in WWE. That said, his unique voice absolutely separates the blue brand from what Cole delivers on Monday Night Raw each week.

Would you rather see him on Raw or stick with SmackDown?

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats