In the most recent edition of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter it was noted that Mauro Ranallo didn't miss this week's edition of SmackDown Live due to weather issues, something else is going on.
"Tom Phillips & JBL did the announcing for Smackdown and Phillips & Graves did it for 205 Live. What they said on the air was that the weather prevented Ranallo from coming and he’d be back next week and that Otunga was out filming a movie. At least half of that was true, since Otunga was out filming a movie."
Bryan Alverez asked Meltzer what that something was on Wrestling Observer Radio but Meltzer blew it off saying he isn't able to talk about it right now. Fans have also noted that Ranallo has been unusually quiet on Twitter.
We'll update you when we know more.