A Revealing Documentary About Mauro Ranallo Is Coming To Showtime

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WWE commentator (and very excitable human being) Mauro Ranallo has had a pretty interesting run the past few years. He started as the play-by-play man on Smackdown in January 2016 and got paired up with Daniel Bryan to call the Cruiserweight Classic later that year, but by early 2017 had stepped away from WWE entirely, allegedly due to bullying from JBL.

Then, in the span of one week last June, Showtime boxing announced Ranallo would call the superfight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor and Ranallo himself announced he was returning to the fold as NXT’s play-by-play man. Not a bad week by anyone’s standards.

This whole time, though, Ranallo has been involved in another project — a feature-length documentary about his life. We first got word of the film in the pipeline last summer, when Ranallo himself teased it on Twitter:


With Spandex can confirm that the documentary has been in the works for some time, with Ranallo’s best friend filming footage for it for a number of years. Earlier this week, Ranallo revealed via Twitter that the documentary should be available before summer arrives:


Last month, Dave Meltzer reported that Showtime is the financier behind the currently untitled film, which will take an in-depth look at the announcer’s struggles with mental health throughout his life, including his time spent calling boxing, working with Bellator and being behind the desk for WWE Smackdown and NXT. It’s worth noting that WWE is involved with the project, so it will be interesting to see how the film handles his estrangement from WWE in the first half of 2017.