WWE Smackdown announcer Mauro Ranallo recently took part in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). Mauro was asked about a wide variety of subjects, including his commentating duties across sports. You can check out his answer below and the entire AMA at this link.
What is your favorite thing about commentating Boxing?
The best part about calling boxing is the ring is the truth. IN life we all look for our version of the truth and boxing represents the ultimate truth. You are naked to the world in many ways, against a force that wants to find out his truth. It’s the purest form of competition and it reveals the truth.
What is your favorite thing about commentating MMA?
To me, the one area about MMA that I really enjoy is the ground game. Because of its polarizing nature, peple boo when it’s on the ground, but that’s what I like about MMA. Striking is a facet but it’s not all of it, the art is in the ground game, the manipulation of your body, imposing your will and skill, it’s an art form. The beauty of the ground game and grappling.
What is your favorite thing about commentating Wrestling?
Pro wrestling was my first love and the fact that I do it now, knowing when i was 5 i wanted to do that…I get to show all the aspects of my personality. I love the entertainment business, I love sports, I think it allows me to show off more of my character and have fun knowing it’s entertainment as much as athletics. For me it’s the fun and the hype, when it’s done right there’s nothing like it because it takes you on a roller coaster ride.