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Corey Graves on why Joe Gacy in NXT 2.0 works in modern day WWE

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WWE RAW commentator Corey Graves recently discussed the new Joe Gacy character on WWE NXT 2.0. There had been a lot of mainstream coverage of Gacy’s ‘woke’ character on the programme, and Graves discussed why it appeared to be working.

Corey Graves On Joe Gacy: ‘A guy that I was buzzing about this morning after I woke up; Joe Gacy. He caught the world’s attention; right, wrong or indifferent, he had the internet ablaze beyond the sports entertainment bubble.

“I’m talking actual news sites were covering Joe Gacy. It’s controversial. You can feel about it however you want, whether you like it or hate it, but watching him do what he did, and listening, I love the dichotomy because what he is saying is peaceful.

“He is giving a peaceful message, a message of tolerance, but his delivery is such that you just want to smack him in the mouth and go, ’˜Don’t tell me how to live my life.’

“I think it’s really unique, it’s current, it’s modern. It’s going to get under a lot of people’s skin and piss a lot of people off, but guess what, that’s the point.’

Corey Graves on Joe Gacy

WWE RAW is broadcast each and every Monday night, and fans in the United Kingdom can watch the show with a monthly BT Sport subscription.

SmackDown is also available on BT Sport every Friday, again for fans who are subscribed to the monthly service that can sometimes be bundled with BT Broadband.

NXT 2.0 and WWE NXT UK are available to watch on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively on WWE Network in the United Kingdom and Peacock in the United States.

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