Mauro Ranallo returned to the commentary booth this past weekend as he called Rizin FF 5: Sakura event in Yokohama, Japan. Ranallo, who is not expected to return to WWE TV due to the bully incident with JBL, took a shot at WWE while on commentary for the MMA event. He was talking during Jazzy Gabert’s entrance and stated, “Professional wrestler – and boy does it feel good to be able to use that term again – turned mixed martial artist, the Alpha Female Jazzy Gabert.”
For those who are not aware, WWE has banned the term “professional wrestler” from being used on television. Instead, the company feels that their talents should be referred as Superstars or Sports Entertainers. You can watch the clip here:
As noted, Ranallo’s WWE contract expires on August 12th and it has been reported that WWE has initiated settlement talks with Ranallo’s representatives.