UPDATE: Click here to read the response from Corey Graves’ brother.
ORIGINAL: Enzo Amore’s heat in the locker room has not subsided. In fact, he may have more heat on him after a tweet he sent to Corey Graves.
Graves joked about his son running to second base and dancing like Enzo Amore. He wrote: “My son just ran to second base, and danced like @real1 to celebrate. I have failed as a father.” It’s no secret that Graves is not a fan of Amore because of his backstage antics and, on an episode of Bring It To The Table, talked about Amore being kicked off the WWE talent bus several months ago while the wrestlers were on an overseas tour.
Amore responded: “Nah u didn’t fail as a father!? U failed as a wrestler, that’s why they dressed ya up in a suit N tie & told ya 2 sit down #HowYouDoin #Champ”
My son just ran to second base, and danced like @real1 to celebrate.
I have failed as a father.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 30, 2017
— Enzo Amore (@real1) October 1, 2017
Some people on social media felt that Amore crossed the line. For those of you that don’t know, the reason why Graves, 33, does not wrestle is that he’s suffered multiple concussions and WWE doctors would not clear him. The concussion issue is something that WWE does not like to draw attention to.
Graves is liked my most in the WWE locker room so this will not go over well with them. Amore might see the writing on the wall and has been working on a second career away from WWE. Click here to read more on that.
Ahmed Johnson makes a bizarre claim about The Rock and his father
Ahmed Johnson rarely does interviews but when he does, you can expect some controversial things to be said. He talked about several people that he worked with in the wrestling business including Triple H, Shawn Michaels, and The Rock.
Johnson revealed that he once had a backstage scuffle with The Rock:
“What happened was, he was back in the locker room and I was already back there on the other side of the lockers, so, he couldn’t see me. And he walked in there with Triple H and Shawn, and they were all talking and they were making black jokes, and they didn’t know I was there. When Triple H said, ‘Man, we were joking Rocky, we were joking,’ and Rock said, ‘That’s okay, people look at me and think I’m black. I’m not black, man. My [mom] had an affair on my dad with a white man. That’s my dad. The white guy is my dad.’
“He was serious as a heart attack. So I stepped from around the locker and said, ‘What you just say?’ He said, ‘Aw, aw, nothing, man, you know just here bulls–tting,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, I heard you over there selling that bulls–t, man. What did you say about your dad? You mean to tell me this man bust his ass for us to be in this federation, and you’re denying him?’ Then he got cocky and said, ‘Man, this ain’t none of your business’ Once he said that, we went for blows. After that, Ron Simmons and Papa Shango broke it up.”
Johnson told a different version of the story in a shoot interview with HighSpots in 2006. This version (see below) does not reference DX or The Rock’s father so one of these stories (or both) are not accurate.
In the same interview, Johnson also responded to Teddy Long supposedly calling him an idiot. He said that he never met Long in his life and has never been in the same room with him but promised that if Long ever goes to Houston (Johnson’s current residence) then he would “slap him in the fucking face.” In the same interview, he ripped on The New Day’s act and said that Vince McMahon has them acting like clowns in a car and they are just “shucking and jiving” for him.” Someone should tell Johnson that The New Day came up with a lot of what they do on TV.
So, would he want closure with Vince McMahon? Johnson said, “As a man, I would want closure with any man. If could make closure with any man, I would want that. As a man and as a Christian, I would want that. But as far as me kissing your behind, forget it. Naw. That ain’t even gonna happen.”
It’s not the first time that he’s said controversial things in interviews. Back in 2013, he was quoted as saying that Vince McMahon is racist “from the word go” and “I had no idea of what he was. You know, I always say The best trick the devil ever pulled off was hiding in plain sight. If you read the Bible, everything the devil ever did he didn’t hide. He did it in plain sight. That’s Vince McMahon.”
Former WWE star/current Impact star to retire next month
Earlier this year, Gail Kim noted that this would be her last year as an in-ring competitor. It looks like Bound For Glory will be her last match. She will be one of the participants in a Four-Way match for the Impact World Championship that also features champion Sienna, Taryn Terrell, and Allie.
In a clip posted on YouTube, Gail talked about her desire to finish her career on her own terms:
“I wanted to come back because if you ask any wrestler, we all wanna finish on our own terms. That’s what I want. I want to close this door myself. I just worked so hard to get to this point. I just really wanted to end it on my point. What I missed most about being away was just being in the mix, the fans, being in front of the fans [and] the adrenaline that you get from just the performing [and] just pushing yourself to the limit. That’s what I miss the most.”
Here is a clip from the July 13th episode of Impact Wrestling where she talked about her retirement plans. Kim had been dealing with an injury that forced her to take time off for several months. Hopefully, this retirement means that a WWE Hall Of Fame induction is in her future.
This year’s Bound For Glory will take place at the Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Canada on November 5th. The show will air live on pay-per-view.
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