WWE Hall of Famer Shoots on Corey Graves Getting Cleared for a Return: “Did Nobody Know Who the Hell Corey Graves Was”

Published 01/14/2022, 11:00 AM EST


WWE Legend Booker T comments on Monday Night Raw commentator Corey Graves in-ring return. Recently, Sean Ross Sapp announced the official in-ring return of Corey Graves.

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Corey Graves is a former NXT superstar who retired in March 2014 due to severe concussion problems. Eventually, he got diagnosed with concussions per year, which led him to retire from wrestling. Luckily, Triple H gave him a color commentator role in NXT, later on moving to a full-time commentator on the Raw brand.

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During his retirement, NXT was on the verge of rising and he couldn’t enjoy being an active superstar on the roster. Instead, he got himself involved in the signature voices of NXT commentators.

WWE Legend Booker T comments on Corey Graves in-ring return

In a recent podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T talked about Corey Graves, Eric Bischoff, Tony Khan, and Hulk Hogan’s saga. During his conversation, he pointed out the recent in-ring return of Corey Graves.

Recently, WWE Legend Booker T commented on Graves’s in-ring return. He said, “We knew all of those guys. You know all those guys had a run and then something happened. Some, like they retired, they came back. Did nobody know who the hell is Corey Graves was before he retired? I know he’s gonna be pi**ed off with that a little bit. I guess he’s done so good at being a commentator. What the hell is he thinking back in that ring and perhaps something happened.”

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“I could be wrong here but I think Corey Graves, of course you know having that feeling, that adrenaline rush sitting at the table watching it go down. It’s almost like watching the party go by and you’re not participating in it. I understand that saying that hey man, I might just have one chance at this and if I got a chance to do it.”

Moreover, Booker T compared Graves with one of his colleagues, Alex Riley, who suffered the same situation but gradually failed when he made his in-ring return.

Can WWE fans see Graves in the 2022 Royal Rumble?

As Corey Graves is medically cleared, fans may see him in the Royal Rumble in a secret in-ring return. A few weeks back on Monday Night Raw, we saw Corey Graves pinning Akira Tozawa for the 24/7 title.

Graves is a former NXT tag team champion with former WWE Superstar Neville (Pac). Both men had an excellent run on the NXT brand until Graves retired in March 2014. Certainly, there are no official statements from WWE for Graves’ in-ring return match.

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The Royal Rumble PPV is 3 weeks ahead and many surprises are unfolding. We could see many superstar in-ring returns.

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Do you think Corey Graves could be in the Royal Rumble? Let us know in the comments.

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Yash Sawant

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Yash is a WWE and AEW writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Yash is a BSC student and along with his studies follows his favorite sport. Being a WWE fan since 2012, Yash loves all things related to wrestling.

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