Mauro Ranallo: IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion Reignited My Passion For Professional Wrestling

He hopes to work with IMPACT again

Mauro Ranallo returned to professional wrestling over the weekend and he was the special guest announcer for Rich Swann vs. Kenny Omega at IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion.

Ranallo reflected on being at the pay-per-view on his Maurologue podcast and he revealed the experience reignited his love for professional wrestling. The popular commentator may also not be finished with IMPACT and he hopes to work with the company again.

"Well, I just got home from a whirlwind trip to Music City, USA, Nashville where I made my return to professional wrestling commentary last night, making my debut for IMPACT Wrestling during the historic main event of the Rebellion pay-per-view. I've got to tell you; I had a blast working with D-Lo Brown and Matt Striker and what a match between AEW Champion Kenny Omega and Unified IMPACT belt holder Rich Swann in a title-for-title mega main event," Ranallo said.

"A big thank you to Scott D'Amore and all the people at IMPACT Wrestling for making me feel so welcome. It reminded me of, honestly, when I started my career at 16. Yeah, last night reignited my passion for professional wrestling. Very chill, relaxed atmosphere - a lot of support, a lot of respect, and a lot of hungry and determined roster comprising some decorated vets and some very talented up-and-comers," he continued. 

"Man, they had their working boots on last night. I thought everyone delivered and from what I understand, the pay-per-view is getting rave reviews, and even more importantly, the pay-per-view buyrate should be one of the best that IMPACT Wrestling has done in some time. Yeah, it was great to see so many familiar faces and I do hope to get to do it again."

Sunday was the first wrestling match Ranallo was commentated on since he departed WWE in August 2020. He previously worked for Vince McMahon's company from 2016 until last year as the play-by-play announcer on SmackDown and then NXT. 

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