Name: Mauro Domenico Ranallo
Born: December 21, 1969
Occupation: Sports commentator & announcer
Mauro Ranallo was born on December 21, 1969 in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He is the son of Italian immigrants and has two siblings.
Attending WJ Mouat Secondary School in his hometown, he started his career in announcing and managing during his high school days. At the tender age of 16, he was provided a job with All-Star Wrestling, a Vancouver professional wrestling promotion that was nationally televised across the country.
This gig allowed him to successfully continue his broadcast career. In 1989, at 20 years of age, he served as a disc jockey for a local radio station. Soon afterwards, he offered his commentating services to TSN for a wide array of Muay Thai and kickboxing events, like King of the Cage. In 1999, he returned to wrestling by serving as the commentator for Stampede Wrestling in Calgary and Top Ranked Wrestling, a television show on KVOS-TV.
In 2003, Mauro rose to prominence among mixed martial arts (MMA) fans by being the voice of Pride Fighting Championships (PFC) pay-per-view events across North America. After he was replaced in 2006, he joined the EliteXC and ShoXC broadcast team to commentate on MMA. He then headed to Strikeforce and later Muay Thai Premier League.
To this date, he still broadcasts in the MMA world for Glory Kickboxing, Invicta Fighting Championships and Showtime Championship Boxing.
In 2015, Mauro was hired by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) to be the company’s voice in the United States. A few months later, Mauro was signed by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to be the voice of SmackDown! He became an instant success with wrestling fans as he has been called the best WWE announcer since Jim Ross. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (WON) named Mauro the Best Television Announcer of 2015.
We estimate that Mauro Ranallo’s net worth is $670,000 (2017).
So how much is $670,000 really?
$670,000 can help you establish your very own MMA or professional wrestling promotion. $670,000 can also pay for the contracts of a few WWE announcers.