Last night at WWE's NXT TV Tapings, Mauro Ranallo made his return to the company joining Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson on the announce team
Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting that WWE had been working to bring Ranallo back since April 20th shortly after Ranallo left his role as Smackdown Live announcer back on March 14th. It was noted that Ranallo had been dealing with issues related to depression and bi-polar disorder at the time which had been coupled with reported issues between himself and Smackdown announcer JBL
Wrestling Observer Radio Host Dave Meltzer on Ranallo's new job and deal in NXT
“He’s on a show that most of the people that run WWE production don’t go to. So that’s kind of the key right there. So he’s in a different world, working the Orlando shows and the TakeOvers and not the high pressure shows, so to speak. And it’s a lot of tapings during the middle of the week.”
Meltzer added Ranallo’s new NXT deal is a multi-year deal, and that WWE didn’t want Ranallo on the outside, talking about what happened with JBL and his abrupt departure from Smackdown, plus the company feels Ranallo is really good at his job. Meltzer also noted that Ranallo is away from Layfield, which had to happen.
You can read complete spoiler results from last night’s WWE NXT TV tapings, which includes details on how Ranallo returned