Backstage tension between Mauro Ranallo and JBL?
Apparently there had been tension between announcers Mauro Ranallo and JBL before Mauro’s bout with depression and subsequent absence.
The tension stemmed from comments made by JBL about Ranallo during the “Bring It To The Table” on March 13, where JBL had made some unflattering comments on Ranallo’s “Announcer of the Year” award from Wrestling Observer Newsletter, which he had won for the second year in a row (while JBL did not make the top 10).
While no connection between JBL’s comments and Ranallo’s absence has officially been confirmed, Ranallo’s friends Frank Shamrock and Bas Rutten continue to tweet their support for him while mentioning their disdain for JBL.
sources: Wrestling Inc., THE SpOTLight