UPDATE: Booker T and Corey Graves have since cleared the air, claiming this was all a “work” or a joke meant to fool the entire wrestling world.
WWE made the shocking announcement that Jonathan Coachman would be returning to the Monday Night Raw announcer’s desk in place of Booker T.
Since joining Monday Night Raw, Booker T and Corey Graves appeared to go at each other in what was anticipated as a storyline.
Here’s what Booker T said on “Heated Conversations”:
“He’s good at what he does. Corey Graves has thrown jabs at me, I’ve thrown jabs back…I’m a nice guy until you get on my bad side. He’s the reason I’m not on Monday Night Raw anymore. People in the company thought I was going to jump on him, do something bad to him, drag him, beat that man so bad. That’s how hot I was getting. They said, ‘Hey Book, we’re going to regroup. We’re going to send you to the kickoff show and cool you down for a second because we don’t want you to do anything to Corey Graves because we know what you can do to him.’ He’s sitting there for a reason. If I catch Corey Graves on the street, I’m going to do something to him.”
Booker T has been relegated to a member of the PPV Kickoff shows, while Graves continues his top-tier run on Raw, Smackdown and PPV events.
Graves was forced to retire from in-ring competition after suffering numerous concussions.