WWE Main Roster UPSET With NXT! Mauro Ranallo And Corey Graves Update! | WrestleTalk News

WWE Main Roster UPSET With NXT! Mauro Ranallo And Corey Graves Update! | WrestleTalk News


Hello and welcome to the WrestleTalk STACKED
News, I am Chopper Pete Quinnell. Today’s top stories include main roster
stars being upset with NXT and Survivor Series, an update on the Corey Graves and Mauro Ranallo
situation, two major NXT stars being injured, and I’ll be going through the top headlines
from last night’s episodes of NXT and AEW, including debuts, title defences, and more! Press the timestamps in the description below
to be taken to any of those right now! First things first, Happy Thanksgiving to
all our American viewers! Go fill yourselves with Turkey and…cranberries…I
don’t know what you guys have for Thanksgiving. But be thankful anyway! You know what I’m thankful for? Being able to provide you guys with the news. So let’s do just that. In a shocking turn of events on Sunday, NXT
actually walked away with the W when matched up against both Raw and SmackDown at Survivor
Series. This was received greatly by the crowd and
fans alike, with Shayna Baszler, Keith Lee, Pete Dunne, Adam Cole, and to a degree Rhea
Ripley, all coming away looking much better than when they went in, especially in the
eyes of the casual fans. However it seems now that, despite the impossible
happening and NXT triumphing over the main roster, the main roster may not have been
all that happy about it. Tom Colohue of Sportskeeda reported that: “While many in the red and blue locker rooms
believe that this has been good for business and have been vocally happy to put over their
fellows, there are quite a few people who feel that NXT’s ascension has negatively
impacted the perception of what was previously termed the main roster. Sources indicate that some talent have concerns
about a lack of screen time similar to when the wild card rule was in operation…I have
been told that Survivor Series was a particular low for some members of the roster.” It is true that in the build to Survivor Series,
certain talent had significantly less screen time due to invasion angles and Survivor Series
storylines needing to be furthered. So it seems that the main roster talent in
question weren’t upset necessarily about putting NXT over, but more about receiving
less screen time, and tarnishing the main roster’s credibility in the process. It’s pretty clear to see exactly why NXT
won at Survivor Series, in order to further their momentum and try to give them the boost
in the ratings they desired, with them hoping to maintain their lead over AEW Dynamite. Hopefully now that Survivor Series is over,
we can begin with each brand furthering their own storylines and not cross-brand stories,
and Triple H has previously said that after Survivor Series, the brands will be more defined. This was off to a great start when Raw’s
Akira Tozawa wrestled on NXT last night, but considering the only time NXT has beaten AEW
Dynamite in the ratings so far was when there was an open invitation for the main roster
to join them, if the ratings slip back under AEW again, could we see the main roster freely
travel to NXT and vice versa? What more measures will Vince and Triple H
use to ensure NXT beats AEW in the ratings? And will this then upset the main roster talent
more if they continue to be overshadowed by NXT talent? While this whole AEW/NXT war is going on,
there appears to be some more conflict that isn’t quite resolved yet within WWE itself,
with Mauro Ranallo and Corey Graves, and now there’s been an update on the situation. The situation between Mauro Ranallo and Corey
Graves has certainly been an interesting one. For a brief recap of the story so far, during
NXT Takeover War Games on Saturday, Corey Graves tweeted out saying: “I know you wouldn’t know it, but there’s
actually a WWE Hall of Famer and a former Ring of Honor Champion on commentary. I’d imagine they have a lot to offer.”,
insinuating that Mauro dominated the commentary booth and didn’t give the others a chance
to speak. When someone asked how many Chicago rap references
Mauro had made, Corey responded with “far, far too many”. These tweets seemingly led to Mauro Ranallo
deactivating his Twitter, and he subsequently did not announce any matches at Survivor Series,
or at last night’s episode of NXT. The reason given for his absence at Survivor
Series was that he blew out his voice from excitement at Takeover, but now having missed
NXT too, it’s becoming apparent this isn’t the case. Corey has since apologized for his tweets
on his After The Bell podcast, stating: “This past Saturday, during the ‘Takeover:
WarGames’ event, I sent out a tweet. It was an unpopular opinion, as I often do
with the intention of just stirring up a little controversy, maybe have something fun to talk
about on TV or here on the show. It was maybe not the most professional way
to go about things, and it was never meant to offend or disrespect or disparage anybody. That was never my intention. If it was taken as such, I apologize deeply. That was not my intention. I would never intentionally cause anybody
undue stress, especially a co-worker. So, I apologize.” In an update to this, Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling
Sheet has stated that Graves planned on bringing up the tweets in a joking manner at Survivor
Series when he and Mauro would be commentating together, to further build the brand supremacy
angle. So he made some tweets that could be taken
quite offensively, just to have something to talk about on commentary with Mauro? I would have thought the match they’d be
commentating in front of would be enough, but that’s just me. Speaking of matches, and on last night’s
episode of NXT, an injury was seemingly picked up on Bobby Fish. Minor NXT spoilers incoming by the way, but
I won’t be revealing any results until later in the video. In a pre-announced match, Keith Lee and Dominik
Dijakovic teamed up to take on Kyle O’Reilly and Bobby Fish of the Undisputed Era for the
NXT Tag Team Championships. However, right before an ad break, there was
a spot where Keith Lee threw O’Reilly and Fish onto each other on the floor outside
the ring. After the ad break, Roderick Strong had replaced
Fish in the match and was wrestling in street clothes. It was said by the commentary team that during
the ad break, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that Strong would be replacing
Fish due to medical reasons. It was later then said that Lee had injured
Fish earlier in the match. Luckily this doesn’t appear to be anything
major, as while WWE haven’t released an official statement on the matter, PWInsider
is reporting that Fish was seen walking around backstage after the incident, and he seemed
to be OK. Hopefully this means this will lead into some
sort of storyline, or this was just a minor injury that prevented Fish from working the
match last night, but with a bit of rest will see him back in tip top shape. Best of luck, Bobby Fish. But Bobby Fish isn’t the only NXT talent
working with an injury right now, but who could the other one be? Damian Priest. It’s Damian Priest. It’s being reported via WrestlingInc that
Damian Priest actually suffered a few cracked ribs during his NXT TakeOver: War Games triple
threat match against Pete Dunne and Killian Dain. This then suggests that Priest worked the
5-on-5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series match with the cracked ribs, and if so, he hid it
very well. This does however seem much more like a kayfabe
injury due to its vagueness of “a few cracked ribs” just to display the general brutality
of the match, rather than a specific injury picked up by Priest. However, if the injury is legitimate, then
we at WrestleTalk would like to wish Damian Priest the speediest of recoveries. But now, before we get into the NXT and AEW
headline recap, there’s some important business to attend to. Survivor Series was the culmination of Season
3 of WrestleLeague, WrestleTalk’s predictions league, which you can also join in with over
on our Patreon page. I…got screwed, and as such I have lost this
season. For the full details, check out the WrestleTalk
Live review of Raw, where all the…shenanigans, went down. As is tradition, the loser must perform a
music video punishment, and that’s…that’s me this time. So we’ve got a poll to determine which song
I’ll be…performing. These were suggested by our lovely $25+ Pledgehammers
on Patreon, so vote in the poll above my head right now to let us know what you want to
see me perform. You can choose from: Bask in his glory. Bask in his glory. I bring the swag like nobody can. Don’t mean to brag, what about it, yeah. Is it my eyes, when you look at me. They are so gorgeous, they’ll set you free. You’ve done it now, you’ve gone and made
a big mistake It’s tough to be The Rock. No, no, shut your mouth, it’s really tough
to be The Rock. So yes, those are your options, vote in the
poll above to see me perform any of those, but, probably with an actual performance. And now let’s get into the weekly NXT and
AEW review headline recap storyline news, or the RHRSN. Rolls right off the tongue. As always I’ll be starting with AEW, so
if you don’t want AEW spoilers, but want to hear about NXT, use the timestamps in the
description below to jump ahead right now! AEW Spoilers. They’re coming in 3, 2, 1. CM PUNK APPEARED ON DYNAMITE, just kidding,
just kidding. AEW had a few major talking points coming
out of this week’s episode of Dynamite, chief of which was Chris Jericho has his own
champagne now, and guess what it’s called? A little bit of the bubbly. Of course it is. This was part of Jericho’s celebration segment,
which all went over hugely with the Chicago crowd. Elsewhere on the show, a new tag team debuted
called The Butcher and The Blade, who attacked Cody. They were accompanied by Allie in a playboy
bunny outfit…so is it The Three B’s? The Butcher, The Blade and The Bunny? Who knows? And finally as advertised last week, Jericho
defended his AEW Championship against Scorpio Sky, with him successfully retaining the strap
after a really fun match. After the bell however, Jon Moxley’s music
hit, and he stood in the crowd as the show went off the air. New challenger for Jericho perhaps? Let us know what you thought of AEW by pressing
the i above my head and voting in the poll, where you can choose from – All Elite, AEW-some,
Middle of the Rhodes, SC2 out of 5, and What The Buck? And now we move over to NXT, so once again,
if you don’t want NXT spoilers, now’s the time to turn away from the video and watch
some other great WrestleTalk content. NXT spoilers coming in 3, 2, 1. CM PUNK APPEARED ON NXT. Again, kidding. First things first came the NXT Tag Team Championship
match between Undisputed Era and Keith Lee and Dominik Dijakovic. As mentioned earlier in this video, Bobby
Fish seemed to pick up an injury during this match, and was replaced with Roderick Strong
using the Freebird rule. Strong and O’Reilly retained their belts,
with Keith Lee hitting the greatest pounce you will ever see in your life on Adam Cole,
who came out to run interference. This distraction allowed the Era to pick up
the win on Dijakovic however. Lio Rush retained his NXT Cruiserweight Championship
against Akira Tozawa in an insane match, including a spot where Tozawa German suplexed Rush from
the apron to the floor. Yes, you heard me right. Rush hit two Final Hours for the win. The main event of the show was Finn Balor
vs Tommaso Ciampa, with both men claiming rights to the NXT Title. Cole again ran distraction, allowing Balor
to pick up the win over Ciampa. However when Cole then threw up the Undisputed
Era sign at Balor, Balor threw up the finger guns, and then Pele kicked Adam Cole in the
head. Balor will not be joining the Undisputed Era. Interesting dynamics. I like it. Let us know what you thought of NXT, man there’s
a lot of polls today, by pressing the i above my head once again, where you can choose from
– An EST NXT, Undisputedly Good, The Fine-est, 2 out of 5 Live, and Cameron Grimes’ Hat. Have CM Punk’s WWE plans been revealed? Press the video to the right to find out more,
and the video below that to find out about Vince McMahon being upset with Survivor Series! A special thank you to our pledgehammers on
Patreon, some of whom you can see scrolling below me right now! I’ve been Chopper Pete Quinnell, and that,
was wrestling.

100 Comments

  1. PETE: Do you think NXT winning at Survivor Series was the right choice?
    WWE Main Roster Upset With NXT And Survivor Series! – 0:55 / Mauro Ranallo & Corey Graves Update! – 3:38 / Two NXT Stars Injured! – 5:29 / AEW Spoliers – 9:42 / NXT Spoilers – 10:56

  2. I honestly didn't see a problem with Grave's tweet. All he said was that Mauro was overshadowing the other 2 commentators. Maybe there's fact to that. What's offensive about that? I understand Mauro is fighting his own demons concerning mental health, but being offended by this is surely an issue he should take up with his therapist. He's really working in the wrong place if he can't take heat from other co workers. Because WWE is the most toxic environment to work in. Mauro to AEW confirmed.

  3. Upset? If I was anywhere near wrestling I'd rather everyone get a chance to shine and build characters for the future, most importantly that the fans are happy. I mean this is the best survivor series in a long ass time & its for the best cause it lifts NXT from a development to showing how good the talent is.

  4. Oh canada 🇨🇦 our thanksgiving was last month where’s our shout out and we put the queen on our money !.

  5. Let's be real. Corey didn't do anything wrong and if Mauro is honestly that much of thin-skinned baby he probably shouldn't work in Professional Sports. I mean, come on. Didn't use a bad word. Didn't insult his mother. Wasn't even directly referencing him. If a fucking subtweet causes you to go into a depressive tailspin and delete your Twitter and miss two days of work when you only work once a week anyway, you should almost definitely not be relied on in any kind of professional capacity. What's fucked up is that people like Mauro get all the attention and coddling when plenty of people go through the same shit, face it way worse, have WAY fewer people behind them, and still go to work EVERY FUCKING DAY WITH NO EXCUSE

  6. The term “main roster” is relative at this point. They are all on prime time television and making “main roster” money, so they all are on the same level in my opinion.

  7. Honestly I’m with Graves. If you run and hide because someone criticizes you. You may very well be a typical leftist cry baby.

  8. NXT winning at SS hypes the brand up more in the Wednesday night wars. Them being showcased on a main roster show as dominate gave the mainstream fans a reason to tune in, while the Raw/Smackdown won't take much of a ratings hit because of it…

  9. Corey makes a comment to mauro about him making to many references ABOUT THE MATCH so that he can bring it up to mauro at survivor series which wouldn’t be about the match

  10. For goods sake can you stop with your clickbait crap. Yesterday you used a hacked twitteraccount as news and today the Headline is 2 NXT wrestlers injured and one injury seems to be a kayfabe and the other looked like a safety measure for Fish and there are no confirmations yet. Also, you really compare the appearance of Tozawa with the appearance of Becky, Seth and the OC?

  11. I get what Graves was trying to do but firstly, he should've cleared it with Ranallo first like the work feud he had with Booker T.

    Again I get what he wanted to do but he should've surely known that Mauro is not the right person to pull this kin dof stunt on

  12. They should just stick to their respective shows. No more wild cards. No more invasions. No more open invitations. They're wasting talents like EC3, Cesaro and Eric Young. They should maximize the use of their rosters.

  13. I don't understand why people on the roster who aren't being used anyway are upset that they aren't being used for an invasion angle that is only going to last 3 weeks and is specifically to promote their newest cable show. Pitch some new shit and maybe they will slot you in before the rumble.

    **Not to mention!! How many monster brawls were people in, how many people were in multi-man matches during this build that haven't been on tv in a while… plenty… those are all pay days… It sounds like who ever was the source for this story talked to one bitter guy in the back and just projected that onto the rest of the locker room. I have a feeling that tends to happen a lot with these "backstage drama" stories.

  14. Neither Bálor claimed rights to the NXT Title, nor Cole (at the end) threw up the Undisputed Era sign at Bálor.

    So much for your now WRONG content.

    And you didn't even deploy your own rating of the show.

    WrestleTalk was the only thing that kept me going at the time of torrid professional wrestling era. Now, its finished too.

    Goodbye.

  15. Balor was right in his promo about the guys in the back being marks. I'm betting the guys whining about their spot didn't have much of a spot to begin with.

  16. 10:07 My opinion may be VERY VERY controversial but I think Allie will be much better in a Valet/manager/whatever role, she's gotten better as a wrestler but she is still VERY… deliberate, to be polite.

  17. Don’t forget, Smackdown got buried at SS last year and people didn’t say anything, NXT going over didn’t hurt anybody

  18. This whole Graves/Mauro story is a bunch of nothing… I really don't understand why this is a thing. What did Corey say wrong? Honestly?

  19. I'm not a fan of Corey, but not showing up to work as a grown adult because of a tweet- that is ridiculous. I understand mental illness, but if you need to be sheltered that much over a tweet that didn't call you out by name and wasn't really offensive, then maybe you should delete your Twitter or not read anyone elses comments or posts.

  20. Honestly graves is like a jbl. He should be fired. The only reason he apologized is cause of the backlash. Clearly he isn’t remorseful. Piece of ****!

  21. It's kind of a shame that the really good shows of dynamite and nxt are being crammed into such short segments. I think they deserve better…. Especially since both usually deliver better quality content than raw or smackdown

  22. Being a fan of wwe from 2007, i am personally unhappy with this such NXT things. I don't think people are following wwe for 2 decades do like such idiotic thing either.

  23. Duh. NXT was clearly gonna get the strong push. Gotta look strong agains Ae-dub-ya — I don’t blame them, RAW went from the flagship show to the C show. Mauro needs to stop reacting so harsh and lash back. Don’t let people bully you, stand up and fight.

  24. We all thought the main roster was shit before they had to put over NXT, we all think it’s shit after. Their credibility remains the same, they have none.

  25. Every time I click on Wrestletalk and see this bootleg Oli I get disappointed. Please find your own schtick for gods sake.

  26. Raw showcased a lot of undercard guys. Smackdown should do the same. They had to put NXT on so casual wrestling fans can get to know them. That should influence those said fans to watch NXT. The main roster should be fine.

  27. maybe the main roster talent need to stop complaining and start telling Vince to either book the shows better or they'll protest the company because tbh that'll be what it takes for Vince to get a reality check

  28. Mauro has become the woman who gets divorced 3 times…. Eventually its her (his) fault… I love Mauro but he's not built to be in WWE. He's not built to work in public

  29. The lack of screentime has nothing to do with NXT. It has more to do with this paranoia that Vince McMahon and WWE have with letting talent go to other promotions besides WWE. The main rosters "credibility" (or lack thereof) was already tarnished by a cracked up Vince McMahon and his cringeworthy ideas. AEW this week might dip in ratings. Likewise with WWE's NXT because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Next week might be a different story, though.

  30. Don't get me wrong, BPD isn't anything to joke about, but if criticism causes you to completely shut down and stay out of work maybe you need to find new work. With JBL the bullying was an issue. But now it just seems like he's taking advantage of the situation before. I do hope he's ok, but I know many people with BPD who can take criticism, this is to a point of ridiculousness.

  31. NXT was the right choice especially to compete with AEW on Wednesdays.

    Also the whole point of entertainment is to please the crowd Superstars shouldn't let their ego get in the way of that. I wish a lot of guys would get more screen time but complaining about NXT just seems petty.

  32. This is the wrong platform to vent 5gis but no one in the UK wants cranberry in things like Xmas themed butties, not come accross any one who likes it

  33. Well Mauro is dealing with mental illness , he’s mentioned it in a documentary. Yrs back. That’s why he hasn’t been on commentary. Why not report on that ? Than the WWE response of “ He blew out his voice!” And why not is Wrestle Talk not report on Lucha Libre , NWA Powerrr & MLW ?

  34. Dang! Graves is a dick. He(Graves) must say the right words towards Mauro. Mauro is been victimized by bullying once, Mauro is a GREAT commentator because he shows LEGIT passion towards commentary

  35. Wow, it's almost as though Smackdown and Raw are filled with immature, shitty wrestlers that are worried about their jobs being taken away by younger, more talented wrestlers

  36. the lady referee is promoted to sdlive, she is Jessica, I believe that's the name. First female referee on main roster.

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