Corey Graves has broken his silence about making headlines over the weekend and even earlier this week because of some words he said online.
Graves got people talking over two tweets that he sent out on his official Twitter account about lead WWE NXT announcer Mauro Ranallo because he felt that Ranallo didn’t allow fellow commentators Beth Phoenix or Nigel McGuinness talk enough during the TakeOver: WarGames III broadcast this past Saturday.
He also thought that Ranallo made “Far, far too many” Chicago rap references during the show.
On Wednesday, the latest episode of After The Bell, which is a podcast that he hosts where he interviews various WWE stars was released. In the opening minute of the show, Graves apologized for his comments.
“On a personal note, I need to address something. This past Saturday during the TakeOver: WarGames event I sent out a tweet. It was an unpopular opinion as I often do with the intention of just stirring up a little controversy. Maybe have something fun to talk about on TV or here on the show. It was maybe not the most professional way to go about things. It was never meant to offend or disrespect or disparage anybody. That was never my intention. If it was taken as such, I apologize deeply. That was not my intention, I would never intentionally cause anybody any undue stress, especially a co-worker. So, I apologize.”
You can listen to the entire podcast by clicking on the player below: