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Why Mauro Ranallo, David Otunga are missing from SmackDown Live this week

When this week’s episode of SmackDown Live went on the air only Tom Phillips and JBL were heard from the announcer’s desk. When they cut to ringside, that’s when it was obvious Mauro Ranallo and David Otunga were missing.

Mauro warned of this last night:

Flights have been cancelled and travel has been restricted to the threat of heavy storms in the east. Phillips eventually confirmed that was the issue with Mauro. Otunga, meanwhile, is off filming a movie.

The two leftover commentators are enjoying the room to operate:

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