It has been officially announced that former Smackdown Live broadcaster Mauro Ranallo will be teaming up with fellow commentator Mike Goldberg to head up the new team for Bellator MMA. This will probably do a good deal in erasing any doubts that he is done with the WWE for good.
It is important to note that Viacom owns Bellator and Spike TV. Viacom was interested in TNA at one point, but after that relationship soured, they are still seeking a deal with an independent wrestling company. In fact, there has been interest expressed by Viacom in the purchase of Ring of Honor in the past, but that hasn't been mentioned recently.
If Ranallo is under the company's umbrella though, there is a possibility that he could potentially return to wrestling if Viacom were to acquire a company whilst he is under contract.
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo)
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) June 13, 2017
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