WWE have “suspended” Grayson Waller after he was involved in a furious backstage row with legend Shawn Michaels live on a media call.
The 32-year-old Australian currently competes in WWE’s NXT developmental brand where the Heartbreak Kid Senior is the Vice President of Talent Development Creative.
The anger started when Michaels confirmed that Waller’s Steel Cage Match with NXT Champion Bron Breakker at last Saturday’s Vengeance Day event could only be won via pinfall and submission with the challenger going on to lose the bout.
Following the show, wrestling legend Michaels was taking part in a post-show media call when he was interrupted by an irate Waller.
And he asked HBK why he’s “not the guy” as he claimed performers have to “be a fan” to work his way up in NXT.
Waller was pushed out of the room by trainer Matt Bloom, but not before raging: “Is that how I get to be your guy?”
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Michaels went on to tell reporters on the call: “There was an incident coming back from gorilla before. Grayson is a bit perturbed with me.
“It’s been festering down here for a bit, and I absolutely love him. It’s one of those things where – I’ll say this. I worry about saying this stuff because everyone takes it too far, but it’s like where I made the joke about my hair, the good lord punishing me.
“I always feel like these are the things where it’s me dealing with the kid like the guy I was when I was younger. He’s just upset with me about some things going on here, which we will obviously talk over later.”
Michaels, 57, added: “He’s the same all the time, he’s not that much different on television than he is in real life, I’ll give him that.”
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Grayson then took aim at “corporate Shawn” on Twitter before it was announced that he had been suspended from WWE for a week.
But the star then sarcastically tweeted several photos of other NXT superstars posing with Michaels and captioned it with: “I’m really sorry Shawn! Let me back! I promise I’ll take a nice photo with you like the other fans in the locker room #WWENXT #ImSorry.”
WWE NXT airs Tuesday nights at 1am on BT Sport 1.
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