The epic real-life feud between former WWE Raw announcer Booker T and current Raw and Smackdown announcer Corey Graves is set to come to a head tomorrow on Booker T’s radio show and podcast. Booker was replaced in his commentary role last month by a returning Jonathan Coachman, but according to Booker, it was all Graves’ fault.
“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,” Booker said of the demotion. “Because, you know what, 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 gonna beat that man so bad, I was gonna beat him until this man say, ‘Please, please, please, just don’t beat me any more.’”
Graves, for his part, seemed to confirm Booker’s accusations when he posted a Sun Tzu quote on Twitter and insulted Booker’s podcast during Monday Night Raw. Even another former WWE commentator, Taz, chimed in to confirm that this beef is totally real and not a work designed to draw attention to WWE and Booker’s podcast.
But now, it looks like the feud could be coming to an end. Booker T revealed that he will address the situation Saturday on his local radio show and podcast, and that Corey Graves is welcome to call in to “clear the air.”
I’m going to address all of the news from this past week on my show tomorrow. There’s been a lot of things said and I’d like to publicly invite @WWEGraves to call in and clear the air.
— Booker T. Huffman (@BookerT5x) February 9, 2018
And Graves agreed:
Gladly. You have my number. https://t.co/BhvrIDStnS
— The Great Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) February 9, 2018
But will these former colleagues work things out when they meet face to face (over the phone)? Or will it devolve, like almost everything in wrestling does, into flipped tables and beatdowns?
We remind you once again: this is not a work!