Corey Graves has dropped the biggest hint yet that he might be looking to return to the squared circle after previously having to retire due to medical issues.
The current Raw announcer was forced to hang up his wrestling boots in 2014 following issues with concussions. Graves announced his retirement from the ring before NXT TakeOver: R Evolution and also confirmed that he was joining the NXT commentary team with immediate effect.
Corey Graves remained on the black and gold brand until the WWE Draft in 2016 where he was moved to the Raw brand alongside Michael Cole and Byron Saxton. From September 2017 until September 2019 Graves appeared at the commentary table on both Raw and SmackDown before his move to the blue brand became permanent. He resided there until after WrestleMania 37 when he returned to Raw.
Prior to hanging up his boots, Corey Graves achieved some success in NXT and had even captured the NXT Tag Team Championship with Adrian Neville – better known today as AEW’s PAC.
Now Graves has taken to social media to indicate his desire to return to wrestling:
“I kinda wanna wrestle again.”
I kinda wanna wrestle again.
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) November 12, 2021
Despite his official inactivity as a WWE Superstar, Corey Graves did get another taste of gold on Raw recently. The announcer took advantage of a distracted Akira Tozawa to briefly become WWE 24/7 Champion. His reign was short-lived however as fellow announcer Byron Saxton soon rolled Graves up to win the title himself.