Michael Chandler Shares The Story Behind His Fiery Promo In WWE

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Michael Chandler has revealed that his fiery pro-wrestling-like promo on Monday Night RAW wasn’t pre-planned.

This past week, Chandler caused a buzz in the combat sports world by unexpectedly popping up on WWE’s Monday Night Raw, where he grabbed the mic and went off on Conor McGregor, calling him out for the umpteenth time in a charged-up promo.

Speaking on The MMA Hour, the former three-time Bellator champ explained that it all happened on the spur of the moment.

“I have to tell everybody, ‘Hey, I’m not sick. I literally injured my voice on Monday Night Raw,” Chandler said. “Before I went on, one of the producers was like, ‘Hey, this microphone is gated,’ and I’m like, ‘Hey, what’s gated mean?’ He’s like, ‘Gated means you have to speak up.’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t think that’ll be a problem.’ But the moment took over and a star was born. Two minutes before, they said, ‘Hey, they’re going to put the camera on you.’ I said, ‘Why don’t you give me that microphone?’ And they said, ‘Hold on, let me run it up the flagpole real quick.’ And then about a minute later, they said, ‘Hey, you’re going on in a minute and you’re going to get the microphone if you want the microphone,’ and then magic happened. … Less than five minutes [of notice]. There was nothing prepared. Nothing. I was thrown into the fire. Smacked myself a couple of times and then we went.

“There’s no video footage of me taking my shirt off, but Pat McAfee said I took my shirt off [after], so got the crowd into it, I was flexing on everybody. It was fun, man. It was a lot of fun, and man, I’m tired of waiting on Conor, so get his candy ass back to the octagon.”

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