I'm a little surprised that this thread hasn't already been made. At any rate, as everyone has noticed, Mauro Ranallo, who's work on commentary has been highly praised by most fans since arriving in WWE, has been out for over a month now due to an extreme flare up of depression brought on by bipolar disorder. Various sites have reported that growing tensions between Mauro and JBL is the root cause for his sudden disappearance from WWE. Earlier this year, Mauro was announced as winning the WON's Best Commentator award for the 2nd year in a row and posted a list of the results featuring the top 10 other commentators on the list and JBL wasn't present. JBL wasn't happy about this and it led to an outburst on an episode of the Bring it to the Table show on the WWE Network. Coincidentally, JBL won the award for "Worst Announcer" back in 2015. What's making me think that he might be gone, or in the process of being gone, from WWE is that he's removed WWE from his Twitter profile and he's deleted any and all tweets mentioning WrestleMania. Given JBL's history, it's easy to imagine just what sort of other things he may have said to and about Ranallo off camera. If this was legitimately why his bipolar depression, which much worse than depression without bipolar disorder, then JBL may well have said some pretty shameful and disgusting things. It's not hard to imagine that it's true as JBL has had a known reputation as a bully for a long time; former ring announcer Justin Roberts revealed recently that, in part of a book he'd written, JBL tried to get some wrestlers to steal Roberts' passport at some point, which would have caused a good deal of trouble for Roberts. If he was in a foreign country at the time, he may not have been allowed to leave and it can take up to 2 months for processing to be completed. Today, Johnny Mundo, AKA John Morrison, confirmed Roberts' story as both he and Joey Mercury were pressured by JBL to steal it but they ultimately didn't go through with it. Situations like this are why a lot of fans have such contempt for Vince McMahon as he allows stuff like this to go on with certain people. JBL is well known to be close to Vince as they tend to share similar views on many aspects of life, especially politics and financial matters. It just makes all that anti-bullying stuff seem like pure marketing bullshit that's nothing more than a PR stunt. Even though Ranallo MIGHT have stood up for himself backstage with JBL, he doesn't have JBL's stroke with the boss. If things got physical, Mauro would probably be eaten alive and he'd probably be the one to catch the hell from the higher ups. Still, maybe it's the route he should've taken if Joey Styles is any indication. Joey Styles knocked him on his ass during an overseas tour in Iraq about 9 years back, said to have given him a black eye and cut him open underneath the eye, but JBL was said to be fairly drunk at the time. Still, from what I understand, JBL stopped hazing the guy. Still, it's a damn shame that a man JBL's age has to get his jollies by pulling this juvenile, frat boy shit on a mild mannered guy like Mauro Ranallo. Whether you like his commentary or not, and I do quite a bit btw, I think there's a good chance he's gone from WWE as he'd probably consider working with JBL on SmackDown Live again a hostile work environment.