As recently noted on WWE Raw, Jonathan Coachman replaced WWE legend Booker T on commentary.
Booker T opened up about this on his most recent episode of “Heated Conversations,” a weekly radio show he hosts with Brad Gilmore.
Booker T praised Corey Graves for being good at what he does, but noted they have both taken jabs on commentary at each other. Booker T went on to say that if he got Corey Graves in a fight he would “beat him down like he stole something,” and would be “whipping his ass all day long.”
Booker T alleges that Corey Graves is the reason he is no longer on the Raw commentary team. Booker T alleges that people in WWE thought he was going to take him out to the woodshed and beat him so bad that he would say “Please, please, just don’t beat me anymore.” Booker T admits that’s how close he was to getting physical with Graves.
Booker T alleges that WWE recognized this potential issue and told him he was being moved to the Raw and Smackdown Live PPV pre-show panel to cool off, so he wouldn’t do anything to Graves. Booker T says Corey Graves is “sitting there for a reason,” referring to his position as an announcer, as opposed to a wrestler.
Booker T went on to say that he wants everyone to know that if he catches Corey Graves on the street, he’s going to “do something to him.”
You can listen to the entire show below:
Below is the full transcription of Booker T discussing the Corey Graves situation. Credit goes to PWInsider, and James Oliver:
“People ask me about Corey Graves. Corey Graves is good at what he does, you know? Corey Graves, he’s thrown jabs at me, I’ve thrown jabs back, you know? And you know, the thing is Corey Graves, of course, yeah, he’s a college educated young man. His vernacular is a little different than mine. You see that word I just used? Threw that out there – just want you people to know, I ain’t studied this, it’s just something that we just threw out.
But I tell you, if I got Corey Graves into a fisticuffs, I would beat him down like he stole something. I would be whooping his ass all day long. Because that’s the thing – my thing is this. I’m a nice guy, until you get on my bad side. Corey Graves, right now, I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s on my bad side, but he’s the reason that I’m not on Monday Night Raw right now. Because, you know what, a lot of people in the company thought I was gonna jump on him, I was gonna do something bad to him, I was gonna drag him, I was gonna take him out to the woodshed, I was gonna beat that man so bad, I was gonna beat him until this man say, ‘Please, please, please, just don’t beat me any more.’
That’s how hot I was getting. That’s how close I was getting. So, they said, ‘Hey, Book. We’re gonna take – step back a second, alright? We’re gonna regroup, alright, we’re gonna press the rewind button. We’re gonna send you back to the Kickoff show of SmackDown, Monday Night Raw pay-per-views and cool you down for a second. Cause we don’t want you to do anything to Corey Graves, because we know what you could do to him. We know Corey Graves could do… he’s sitting there for a reason, man. He’s sitting there for a reason, and Corey Graves knows it.
You know what? I’ll tell you this here. I want all you people out there to know, you heard it right here Heated Conversations, Sports Radio 610, it’s probably gonna make all the dirt sheets like Meltzer and all those guys. But if I catch Corey Graves on the street, I’m gonna do something to him. Alright? I ain’t gonna do it at the office or anything like that. But if I catch him… not gonna do it in the airport, nah, I’m not gonna do that. But if I catch Corey Graves on the street? You see that little bouffant hairdo he got? I’m gonna rearrange it for him. Alright? I’m just saying. I’m just saying… Let me catch him at Starbucks. I’m a tattoo him…
He’s one of those guys gonna have to walk it like he talk it… Me personally, everybody knows my reputation… I get mean, when you mess with my green. And right now, my green is being messed with, you know what I mean? So, me and Corey Graves… WrestleMania coming up, right? There’s room for one more match. Right now, on my show, Heated Conversations, Sports Radio 610, I’m calling Corey Graves out to a fight. Not a match. Not a pre-show posedown or anything like that. I’m calling Corey Graves out to a fight.”