Long-standing issues between Booker T and Corey Graves seem to have been laid to rest after the WWE Hall of Famer’s appearance on Raw.
Back in 2018, rumors of dissension between Booker T and Corey Graves began to surface when Graves replaced the WWE Hall of Famer on the Raw commentary table. At that time, Booker claimed that Graves had something to do with his being replaced, and Graves appeared to back up the rumors on social media.
While the two have since admitted that their drama was hyped up for public appearances, it was still intriguing to see Booker T join the commentary table on the August 1st episode of Monday Night Raw.. The two time WWE Hall of Famer has had storied feuds over the United States Title in the past and served as a guest commentator during the number one contender’s match between AJ Styles and Ciampa which Ciampa ultimately won.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T addressed his Raw appearance and why it meant a lot to him to be involved in that particular match, especially in his hometown of Houston, TX.
“Of course, I’m the guy who brought the United States Championship to the WWE back in 2001 from WCW. It’s only fitting as well as being here at home, man. I mean, it was cool. I was just planning on going down there and hanging out with Kendrick, having some fun, bonding time, but it was so freaking cool, man, to actually be sitting at the table. Always said that’s the best seat in the house. Good time, damn good time. Yeah, man.”
Turning his attention to Corey Graves and their perceived rivalry, Booker T revealed that the Corey & Carmella star apologized to him when the two had a chance to catch up.
“As well as Corey Graves, him and I, we go way back. Finally caught up with him and he finally apologized for that little riff we had back in the day. I didn’t have to run up on him at Starbucks or anything like that. So yeah, man, as well as Jimmy Smith — cool hanging with Jimmy and Byron Saxton. I hope they don’t be calling me to take Byron’s spot (laughs).”
After winning his match against AJ Styles, Ciampa will be the next to face Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship. Full results from the August 1st episode of Raw can be found here.