Corey Graves was previously reported to be in the doghouse with WWE for throwing shade at Mauro Ranallo, causing the latter to delete his Twitter account and miss Survivor Series.
On the latest edition of After The Bell, Graves issued an apology to his co-worker Ranallo in hopes of burying the hatchet.
“What’s up, everybody? Welcome to After The Bell, I am Corey Graves. A ton to get to this week as we do every week but before we go any further, on a personal note, I needed 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, and 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 undue stress, especially a co-worker. So, I apologize.”
Ranallo is set to miss NXT this week, but now that Graves has apologized, let’s see if the 49-year-old on-air persona returns to commentary tonight.
On the other hand, Mike Kanellis is going through a very rough phase in his career now that WWE has refused to grant his release. It is to be noted that The Miracle signed a 5-year deal in June.
On Smarks And Stars podcast, Mike discussed the possible reason why WWE hasn’t released granted his request yet.
“As far as not giving me my release, I think it’s like anywhere. Like, the Patriots aren’t going to trade or release a player that they think the Jets are going to pick up. And I think we have to think of it like that. It’s not a negative, it’s just how it works. It works in sports, it works in wrestling.”
Kanellis and EC3 used to be the top stars in IMPACT, but they’re nothing more than two frustrated, forgotten and buried Superstars in WWE today.