Source: Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated recently interviewed SmackDown lead commentator Mauro Ranallo, which was conducted before Jerry Lawler's WWE suspension. Below are a couple of highlights:

The WWE draft:

"I don't know what's going to happen. I don't even know if the announcers are going to be part of the draft. I love working with Byron Saxton and Jerry Lawler, and I hope I continue to do so. To be honest, I would love to stay with Smackdown. Michael Cole is the voice of WWE and the voice of Raw. But when we go live, I want to help Smackdown become an 'A' show."

Critique from Vince McMahon:

"At first Vince thought, 'Not everything is WrestleMania,' but I think he's learned that's just me. Everything is WrestleMania to me. I go into calling any match, any fight–I don't care if it's the main event or the opener–that these guys have put in their work, they're here for a reason, and there's a reason I'm calling this fight, so I do want to give it as much attention and respect and energy as I would the main event or a championship fight."

Ranallo also revealed another critique from McMahon and discussed his favorite moment in WWE, working with Jerry Lawler, Bas Rutten and more. You can check out the full interview by clicking here.

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