Mauro Ranallo recently interviewed with TSN 1040 to talk about his fight against mental health conditions for Bell Let's Talk Day. The head NXT commentator was asked about the incident during the Takeover WarGames broadcast when Corey Graves criticized him on Twitter for hogging the spotlight. Ranallo, who revealed he spent more money this year on treatment than ever before, admitted that he would never do something like that to a co-worker. He does thank Graves though for helping him decide to get off all social media, an outlet the Bipolar Rock N Roller calls dangerous.
It was a blessing in disguise. I have nothing really to say about Corey Graves or anyone else in my professional existence in the sense that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, everyone is able to critique everyone the way they would. I would never do something like that to a co-worker but that has been addressed and if anything, I publicly thank Corey Graves because he was the straw that broke the proverbial back in terms of my social media activity and I will say here and now, I have deactivated all of my social media since November and I would implore everyone (laughs) especially those with mental health issues. Social media is so dangerous to those of us with mental health conditions and I know in the media and our everyday lives now people are being hired and fired by their social media followings or the amount of information they post or how popular they are. I think it's a disease, so out of that situation with my colleague I am no longer on social media, I will never get back on social media.
Ranallo would go on to skip his scheduled appearances at Survivor Series and the ensuing NXT shortly after Graves' comments were made. Graves has since apologized on his After The Bell podcast. He claimed that he was building up the brand versus brand battle that was taking place between NXT and WWE.
Ranallo's journey with mental health battles was chronicled in a recent Showtime documentary, which you can watch above in full. You can listen to his full interview here.
(H/T and transcribed by Post Wrestling)