Corey Graves says he had a ‘nice, long chat’ to clear the air with CM Punk

In an interview with Bill Apter, Corey Graves talked about a conversation he had with CM Punk to patch things up after issues had come up between them over the years.

Looking back on the backstage chat at the Royal Rumble in January, Graves said:

I am proud to report that it’s all water under the bridge. I finally had a chance in-person – I bumped into him briefly the night of Survivor Series backstage, but it was chaotic. He had just come back, everything was at 11 at the moment. So the day of the Royal Rumble at Tropicana Field, I actually got to pull him aside for a few minutes and we cleared the air. Had a nice, long chat.

You know, we both apologized for some things over the years and realized that this is where we both belong. This is where we both want to be. It’s been a really exciting time for me personally to be able to rekindle a friendship that meant so much to me over the years. And I am truly as excited to have Punk back here under the WWE banner as just about anybody.

One of the incidents that took place during the pair’s falling out involved Punk’s fight against Mike Jackson at UFC 225 in 2018, where Graves posted a series of tweets accusing Punk of abandoning those who stood by his side, remarks that Graves later called “unprofessional” on his part.

The former NXT Tag Team Champion is currently the lead play-by-play announcer of WWE SmackDown, calling the action alongside Wade Barrett.

Despite suffering a torn triceps at the Rumble, Punk will still be a part of WrestleMania 40 as a member of the commentary team for the World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre.

WrestleMania 40 takes place Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Source: F4WOnline