With Mauro Ranallo’s recent absence from WWE Smackdown live, a lot of heat has come down on the internet towards commentator JBL. A very popular dirt sheet started the witch hunt, and all of the copy and paste sites followed suit, creating demands for the firing of JBL by fans. The fans of course failing to realize this popular dirt sheet throws guesses at the wall hoping to see what sticks, this time putting a man’s livelihood in jeopardy.
Mainstream news publication Newsweek just published an article today confirming Ranallo is indeed leaving WWE. Ranallo sent a statement to Newsweek confirming, and also vindicating JBL. From Ranallo, “WWE and I have mutually agreed to part ways. It has nothing to do with JBL,”. They go on to say WWE confirms the departure. WWE also confirmed there was no complaint by Ranallo, but they investigated anyway (presumably die to the unfounded internet noise).
The exit also must not have been as rocky as the dirt sheets have made them out to be either. A fan has since asked Mauro if there is a chance he will return to WWE, and Mauro says, “Never say never!”
Never say never. Thanks! https://t.co/xkguODrpxJ
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) April 22, 2017
At the end of the day hopefully many will learn that you should not call for the firing of a person over internet gossip.
Smackdown will be worse off without Ranallo, but it is not because of JBL.