WWE commentator Corey Graves has defended his choice words on Twitter, after commenting on CM Punk's second loss in the UFC.
Through several tweets, Graves said the former WWE Champion had betrayed the loyalty of the WWE after leaving the company in 2014.
The first rule of “punk rock” is loyalty, and this guy betrayed it all.— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) June 10, 2018
I still love you, “friend” and I’m sorry you got lost.
Speaking to Fightful, Graves explained that Punk allegedly gave an ultimatum to wrestlers to leave the WWE with them or no longer be friends.
He said: "It kinda shocked me when I texted him about grabbing dinner because we were in Chicago and he told me he no longer had any interest in being friends with me or anybody related to WWE."
Awww. Seems the “fans” are disappointed. Maybe you guys should know that “That Dude” held my first son before I did because I was on tour and I trusted him.— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) June 10, 2018
I had dinner with him the week after he quit.
Maybe abandoning everybody who stood by your side, even when we weren’t supposed to, only to have you turn your back on us wasn’t the right move after all? No anger. Only sadness.— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) June 10, 2018
Graves also said how Punk "essentially disowning the business that made him" is what set off his Twitter rant.
"My only issue with him was that he turned off people that actually loved and supported him. Beyond “the business” and he never wanted anything to do with us...yet continued to present himself as this “Punk” hero."
The RAW commentator made it clear that his tweets were his own views and did not reflect the WWE, despite what fans have said.
"I won’t name names, but there is a large group of us to this day that inexplicably lost a solid friend because of where we work," he said.