When Mauro Ranallo was missing from SmackDown Live last week, WWE announced on the air that weather permitted him from making the show. He had hinted that could happen on his Twitter, so it didn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Then, the Wrestling Observer hinted that the reason given wasn’t true. It wasn’t reported what the actual issue was but Dave Meltzer did say he didn’t miss the show for the reason WWE stated.
Ranallo has since gone completely silent on his social media and no news has come out regarding what’s going on with him.
This week’s episode of SmackDown opened with Tom Phillips saying Ranallo is once again out but this week the reason given was that he’s “out sick.” They did not elaborate on this any further.
There’s obviously more to this story than meets the eye. We’ll update just as soon as information becomes available.