The WWE commentators don’t have an easy job as they have to broadcast their show with Vince McMahon in their ear and some commentators have been able to deal with Vince better than others.
Corey Graves has been doing commentary on the main roster for some time now, and he recently opened up about what it’s like to get reprimanded by Vince McMahon during an appearance on Prime Time With Sean Mooney.
“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.”
Graves went on to say that he thinks he’s earned Vince McMahon’s trust to a degree, but there are still moments when Vince reprimands him.
“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.”
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