– WWE merchandise is generally reserved for in-ring talent, so it’s rare when the company makes a T-shirt bearing the likeness of an announcer. However, Corey Graves made it happen, at least for a short time.
Graves’ weekly banter with Byron Saxton on Smackdown LIVE turned into a marketing slogan and fans called for WWE to take advantage of it by creating some merchandise. Last week, WWE Shop began selling a T-shirt reading “Shut Up Saxton” before pulling it on Monday.
The idea for the T-shirt came after Graves tagged WWE Shop’s Twitter account last month.
Yeah, @WWEShop…🤑 https://t.co/MGRkAvrHWS
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) June 27, 2018
It didn’t take long for WWE to come up with a design.
Whoa. This is actually a thing! Thanks guys. Now buy many of them…please.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) July 11, 2018
The fact that #ShutUpSaxton shirt is now available at @WWEShop has me rolling. pic.twitter.com/nhuiNruzXI
— Joe L. Hughes II (@JoeLHughesII) July 16, 2018
Graves tweeted the following last night on the T-shirt getting pulled from WWE Shop.
Sorry guys, no #ShutUpSaxton shirt.
Out of my hands. We tried.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) July 16, 2018
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