Corey Graves is no stranger to controversial comments, and the SmackDown commentator has once again come under the radar for making a strong comment against WWE’s current booking system.
Graves recently criticized Mauro Ranallo’s commentary on Twitter, leading to a series of events that saw Ranallo skip Survivor Series and the NXT taping that week. Ranallo returned to NXT this week, and Graves made an apology on his podcast After the Bell.
In the latest episode of After the Bell, Graves talked about ‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair, and how she is in a horrible position currently in the company. Flair is currently involved in a feud with the Kabuki Warriors on RAW, and is rumored to face the Tag Champions at TLC alongside Becky Lynch.
Graves went on a rant about Flair’s current position and said she feels far less important on WWE programming than ever before. He talked about Flair’s in-ring skills and said she was the stand-out performer in the first-ever Women’s Main-Event at WrestleMania, which also involved Ronda Rousey and Lynch.
“Charlotte Flair has never felt less important than she does right now. She has a resume a mile long and in a few short years, has already cemented herself as one of, if not the greatest female superstar in WWE history. By the time it’s all said and done, I’m pretty sure we will be referring to The Queen as such. But something about what’s been happening lately just feels off. This whole tag team thing with Charlotte finding a different partner week after week, it just doesn’t click.”
Flair seemingly agreed to the sentiments shared by Graves and said he wasn’t wrong with his comments. Flair recently filed for trademarks along with her current boyfriend Andrade, with many speculating about the couple’s future in WWE.