During the latest episode of After The Bell, Corey Graves trashed the WWE SmackDown segment from last week between Elias and Drake Maverick.
The segment saw Elias in the ring, spanking Drake Maverick after he had tried to flirt with Dana Brooke, and clearly the SmackDown commentator did not appreciate it.
“Something that absolutely drove me up a wall – and I wasn’t talking about the Rusev divorce on Monday – I’m talking about SmackDown with something that was equally as uncomfortable, probably even more so. That being Elias spanking Drake Maverick in the centre of a WWE ring. It made my skin crawl, and not in a good way […] It was just bad. I love Drake Maverick and I’ve known Drake for a decade, he’s a good friend, he’s a highly entertaining Superstar. […] Elias, I’ve come around big time on Elias as an onscreen character; the guy’s good. There’s a lot of money to be made with Elias […] but it’s not as a hero. People don’t like Elias. People don’t want to like Elias. People enjoy booing Elias.”