According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, Mauro Ranallo has finished up his run with WWE and the two sides have agreed to his release.
Ranallo had been working as lead announcer for NXT up until just a number of weeks ago. The Observer reports he wants a less stressful schedule, as he’s been helping his mother, who was recently hospitalized:
“I appreciate the opportunity I had to realize my childhood dream of working in sports entertainment, and I wish WWE well in the future. Now I want to direct my focus and devote my time to my other projects and to my mental health charitable activities and the well-being of my mother and myself,” Ranallo said.
WWE has yet to officially comment on the matter; however, Wade Barrett has been brought in for commentary duty on NXT alongside Vic Joseph and Beth Phoenix and the last word was the company is negotiating to bring him on full time.
Update: WWE has confirmed he has parted ways with the company “mutually and amicably.”