While we may never know the full truth of what went down last Friday in Saudi Arabia with planes and Princes and whatever else, we do at least know that a lot of wrestlers weren’t happy.
A meeting was held prior to Raw to address these issues, a meeting in which AJ Styles and Rusev among others spoke up in. However, this didn’t stop a few stars from airing their annoyances on social media, something SmackDown commentator Corey Graves wasn’t too thrilled to see.
Speaking on his new “After the Bell” podcast, Graves said he believes that doing this only made things worse, and that stars should keep their grievances to themselves in the future.
“All these conspiracy theories that have been drawn up…and half of it comes from some of the boys that were on the plane. If you are that insecure and you feel so strongly that you’re gonna get on Twitter and complain that our flight got screwed up, what’s Twitter gonna do? All it is is fuel for these ‘journalists,’ and then everyone puts their two cents in and starts coming up with their conspiracy theories.
“If you’re mad that your flight got delayed and you weren’t one of the Saudi 20, that’s on you. Quit crying about it on Twitter. You know who wasn’t complaining? Randy Freakin’ Orton. If anyone has the cache and the right to speak his mind, it would be Randy Orton. He got it. It was about doing the damn show.”
According to an exclusive from Fightful, Seth Rollins told them that Vince and Triple H:
“Commended the talent for their conduct in a tough spot and fielded questions and allowed anyone to voice their feelings on the matter. Some talent spoke up and overall it was a productive forum.”
Graves also discussed the apparent anger towards Vince McMahon and his leaving stars behind in Saudi Arabia, and you can read more about that here.