Everyone has cracked a joke that didn’t exactly go down well with their audience. But it may be best to reserve your controversial efforts at humor for when you’re around a WWE wrestler.
Recently, WWE SmackDown star Grayson Waller made an appearance on Australia’s Sunrise breakfast show. Waller found himself alongside fellow WWE star LA Knight during a segment discussing the upcoming premium live event.
The 33-year-old was talking to presenters Matt Doran and Natalie Barr about his forthcoming event. The talk was proceeding rather regularly, but it seems like anything can happen on live television.
Barr had asked the two if they might show viewers their “signature finishing moves” in the studio to round up the program, which didn’t sit well with either of them right away.
LA Knight (real name Shaun Ricker) responded: “What you just showed on the screen there? If I do that, it’s not going to be a good day for anybody. That’s not for me.”
Barr and Doran persisted in bringing up the subject and offered their floor manager to face a WWE star. They said that since he was “leaving this week,” he may as well make a memorable exit.
The leaving employee then entered the frame, attempting to agitate Waller and Knight by shadow-boxing as he crossed in front of them.
The tension in the room abruptly increased when pro wrestler Waller (real name Matthew Farrelly) refused to take the trash talk lying down.
He stated: “I don’t think you understand. If I come over there we are going to have the police here because I’m not going to give you some fake punch. I am going to punch you straight in the jaw.”
“The disrespect you have even talking to me – no, you want to talk to me like this and say this ain’t real? Don’t act all tough, lad, don’t act all tough… we don’t mess around with that!”
The floor manager was finally pushed aside after continuing to clumsily try to square up to the wrestler. Doran sprang to his feet in order to mediate the situation.
Waller was just as upset with the host, saying: “You too Matt, you two come here and try disrespect us. You’re alright Nat, no we love you.”
Despite everything, Knight maintained his composure. He sat back on the couch with Barr as the mayhem played out in front of them.
Despite the commotion on-air, Sunrise producers appeared unconcerned about heated emotions. They ended up playing John Cena’s famous walkout song, ‘You Can’t See Me.’