Why Nigel McGuinness Has Been Away from WWE Revealed

Why Nigel McGuinness Has Been Away from WWE Revealed

WWE NXT announcer Nigel McGuinness was reportedly furloughed last month.

It was recently reported that Nigel wasn’t calling the weekly NXT broadcasts with Mauro Ranallo and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix because of reasons related to the coronavirus pandemic, but that’s not the case, according to a new report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Mauro and Beth have been recording their commentary away from the Performance Center, which led to speculation on why Nigel couldn’t do the same.

Now it’s being reported by the Observer that Nigel has been away because he’s one of the employees who were furloughed back in mid-April when WWE made several company-wide cuts and furloughs due to the negative impact of COVID-19.

There’s no word yet on when Nigel will be brought back from furlough or why WWE chose a current member of an announce team for furlough, but we will keep you updated.

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