“I appreciate the opportunity I had to fulfill my childhood dream of working in sports entertainment, and I wish WWE the best of luck in the future. Now, I want to direct my attention and devote my time to my other mental health projects and charities and the well-being of my mother and myself.
WWE confirmed the situation on Monday night with a brief statement confirming that they had “agreed to go their separate ways.”
Ranallo wasn’t in attendance at last week’s NXT and / or TakeOver: XXX event, nor did he work on the Winter Park, Florida, NXT TV recordings at Full Sail University. This recording included last week’s show as well as this Tuesday’s episode.
At TakeOver, Corey Graves replaced Ranallo while Wade Barrett replaced him in the final round of recordings. The reason for his absence was due to the fact that he had to return to Canada to deal with a family problem.
It was reported Monday that Barrett is in talks with WWE about a full-time return to the company. It remains to be seen if this has anything to do with Ranallo’s departure.
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