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Corey Graves describes Vince McMahon yelling in his ear on live TV

Corey Graves

Sean Mooney from the Prime Time podcast recently interviewed WWE announcer Corey Graves, and one of the highlights of the conversation was Graves describing when WWE’s head honcho Vince McMahon reprimanded him live on air.

“The first time he reprimanded me for anything, I was on camera. It’s different when you’re not on camera, you can kinda play it naturally and acknowledge it. But when you’re staring at the lights, and all of a sudden Vince is yelling at you in your ear, it’s like really hard to keep your composure and keep your train of thought, and I’m pretty sure when it happened, I just locked up in the middle of a sentence, because it was like ‘oh no, I’m dead! What’s happening?’ It just trumps everything that’s going on in the world. I think I’ve been doing it long enough now with him that he’s comfortable with me, and I think I have sorta earned his trust, and a lot of times he gives me plenty of rope to kind of work with, and do my own thing. I think he gets that I generally understand the story, even if I don’t know where we’re going with it, which I try not to know. So I think I’ve earned his trust to a point, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still moments where I’ll say something and he’ll, you know, I can’t necessarily repeat what he says to me all the time, but it’s definitely an experience. It was definitely hard to get used to, but now I think I am as used to it as I will ever get.”

Check out the full interview here.

  • Luke

    Are you high?

    The Undertaker, the Rock, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels are just four stars that Vince McMahon created.

  • MT McGee

    If you really look at it, Vince is a very terrible person and not at all creative. All of his early PPV events he stole the ideas from NWA. He signed all the top names to WWE back in the 80’s instead of creating any actual stars of his own. In the 90’s he stole WCW’s ideas and the audience WCW had created and put WCW under. Why do you think WWE has so terrible after WCW went under? He had no talent and no ideas to steal. He does business with a murderous regime. He actively is trying to destroy his competition, both in the US and in the UK, just like he did back in the 80’s. Just an awful human being.

  • Kayfabe_Is_Dead

    I haven’t seen that moment on camera, but now I’m curious…

  • StoneColdBeckyLynch

    Sounds like an abusive boss