Booker T blames Corey Graves for costing him his WWE Raw broadcast team gig

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

WWE broadcaster Booker T addressed his removal from the Raw broadcast team and called out Corey Graves. “I’m a nice guy until you get on my bad side,” Booker said. “Corey Graves, right now, I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s on my bad side, but he’s the reason that I’m not on Monday Night Raw right now. A lot of people in the company thought I was gonna jump on him, I was gonna do something bad to him, I was gonna drag him, I was gonna take him out to the woodshed, I was going to beat that man so bad, I was gonna beat him until this man said, ‘Please, please just don’t beat me anymore.’

“That’s how hot I was getting. That’s how close I was getting. So they said, ‘Hey, Book, we’re gonna step back a second. We’re gonna regroup. We’re gonna press the rewind button and send you back to the Kickoff Show, Smackdown and Monday Night Raw pay-per-views, and cool you down for a second because we don’t want you to do anything to Corey Graves because we know what you could do to him’…

“If I catch Corey Graves on the street, I’m gonna do something to him. I ain’t going to do it at the office or anything… But if I catch Corey Graves on the street, you see that little bouffant hairdo he’s got, I’m going to rearrange it for him… He’s one of those guys that’s gonna have to walk it like he talks it… Everybody knows my reputation. I get mean when you mess with my green. And right now my green is being messed with. WrestleMania is coming up, right? There’s room for one more match on WrestleMania… I’m calling Corey Graves out to a fight, not a match… I’m calling Corey Graves out to a fight.”

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Powell’s POV: Booker addresses Graves roughly an hour and 18 minutes into the show. It’s made a lot of headlines and while there could be some truth in what he said about the circumstances that led to his removal from the broadcast team, it sounded like he was joking with the fight talk. The big question is whether WWE officials share in that assessment. If Booker was serious or even if they think he was serious, then his could obviously lead to trouble for him. Thus far, it’s simply led to a lot of attention for Booker’s podcast. Graves has yet to acknowledge Booker’s comments on his social media platforms. Thanks to Tyler England for passing along the story.

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Readers Comments (3)

  1. I’m not a Corey Graves fan.. but if he’s the reason that Booker is gone, for Coachman.. then I am okay with that… Booker T ring, fun to watch… on the mic.. not so much

  2. He can’t be serious. This is too insane not to be some type of angle, right? It wasn’t as if Booker messed up a handful of times over a few months, as any human might, and Corey crushed him for it. Booker T was terrible at this job on a weekly basis.

    Not all great athletes make great coaches, the same way not all great wrestlers make great commentators. It’s just how it is. That role affects every wrestler’s presentation there to an extent, and our enjoyment of the product as fans. Booker needed to go. If he needs a Wrestlemania payday, maybe he should push to lace up the boots again and get on the pre show?

  3. Booker T’s inability to talk or think on the fly cost him his position.

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