Vic Joseph: Embracing his Unique Style, Sets Himself Apart from Mauro Ranallo

Vic Joseph: A Multifaceted Commentator Making Waves in WWE

by Atia Mukhtar
Vic Joseph: Embracing his Unique Style, Sets Himself Apart from Mauro Ranallo

Vic Joseph, a prominent WWE NXT broadcast team member since August 2020, recently shared his perspective on his predecessor, Mauro Ranallo. In a candid interview on "Insight with Chris Van Vliet," Joseph expressed that he never aimed to emulate Ranallo's style or catchphrases, firmly asserting his authentic approach to commentary.

Joseph emphasized, "I didn't try to be Mauro, I didn't try to give you a 'mamma mia,' I didn't try to do his style." He embraced his unique way of calling matches, drawing attention to his individuality. The audience quickly recognized and respected his genuine persona, gradually shifting the focus away from comparisons to Ranallo.

Joseph acknowledged that early on, social media would echo sentiments of missing Mauro, but he stressed that he was never criticized for not replicating Ranallo's commentary style.

Vic Joseph's Versatile Commentary Career

Joseph's journey in WWE commenced in 2017, and in September 2019, he assumed a role on the WWE Raw commentary team, which he held until January 2020.

In addition to his work on NXT, Joseph has also contributed his expertise to shows like "205 Live," "Main Event," and "NXT UK," showcasing his versatility and expanding his repertoire as a commentator. Following his departure from WWE, Mauro Ranallo ventured into different avenues of commentary, lending his vibrant voice to Bellator and Showtime boxing events.

However, in a surprising turn of events, Ranallo made his return to pro wrestling commentary in 2021, joining Impact Wrestling to call the highly anticipated Rebellion main event between former AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and then-Impact World Champion Rich Swann in a winner-takes-all showdown.

As Vic Joseph continues making his mark on the WWE NXT commentary team, his unwavering commitment to showcasing his authentic style sets him apart. With his distinctive voice and seasoned expertise, Joseph adds a fresh perspective to the world of professional wrestling broadcasting, contributing to the ever-evolving landscape of sports entertainment.