What makes him so special? Last month, there was a pretty controversial issue in WWE and it involved the announcers. Over Survivor Series weekend, SmackDown broadcaster Corey Graves took to Twitter to talk about Mauro Ranallo’s commentary at Takeover: WarGames. Graves did not seem pleased with Ranallo’s performance, as he thought Ranallo was dominating the conversation. This did not sit well with Ranallo, who missed the next two shows. He is back now, but what about Graves?
Ever since the situation started, Graves has been considered the person who started the situation. On the other hand, Ranallo seems to have done nothing wrong at first and considering his history of mental health issues, the situation of Graves attacking him out of nowhere did not sit well. As of yet though, Graves has not missed any time. So why is that the case?
According to Mike Johnson on PW Insider Elite Audio, the reason Graves has not been punished is that Vince McMahon is a fan of him. Despite what happened, McMahon seems to be willing to protect Graves in the situation. Graves has apologized on his After The Bell podcast, but aside from that, the situation has not been mentioned and it seems that everyone has moved on.
Graves and Ranallo have both been around. Check out a recent moment from each:
Opinion: That seems to be a bit of a flimsy reason to protect Graves, but at the same time it is nice to see that things seems to have moved on, at least a little bit. Ranallo is back and that is one of the best things that could happen. Graves did at least apologize and there is a big difference between some of the worst things that Graves could have said and what he actually did. Hopefully it is done and everyone is ok, which would be a nice change of pace.
What did you think of the whole situation? Should Graves have been punished? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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