The Showtime-produced Mauro Ranallo documentary titled Bipolar Rock ‘N Roller has been uploaded in full on YouTube for free by Showtime.
The documentary made its premiere on May 25, 2018 as it highlighted Ranallo’s lifelong battle with mental illness and took a look at his Bipolar Affective Disorder, a condition affecting nearly five percent of the U.S. population according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
As a national sportscaster for boxing, mixed martial arts and WWE events, Ranallo has long been an advocate for ending the stigma of mental illness. Through extensive behind-the-scenes video footage, candid personal interviews and detailed accounts from his loved ones and doctors, the doc takes an unflinching look at mental illness and its effects.
“I have always tried to do my part to bring awareness to mental health issues,” said Ranallo at the time when the documentary premiered. “Over the last several years, I allowed my best friend, Haris (Usanovic), to film me at my lowest points as well as at my highest. The idea is simply to show others who suffer that they are not alone and that, even when the outlook is bleak, you can overcome and achieve success. Mental illness is a life sentence—there is no cure—but it doesn’t have to be a death sentence.”
After a turbulent year in WWE, Ranallo switched to NXT where he continues to have some of his best work behind the broadcast table.