Corey Graves announces that he is ready to return to the ring

Corey Graves hasn't wrestled since 2014 after suffering from concussions

by J. Anderson
Corey Graves announces that he is ready to return to the ring

Corey Graves has officially announced that he has been cleared by doctors to return to action in the ring. Former NXT Superstar Corey Graves was forced to retire from the ring competition in late 2014 due to concussions. In the months and years that followed, Graves became a WWE commentator, a role that has earned him great satisfaction ever since.

He initially appeared on NXT and pre-show panels before moving on to the main roster in the summer of 2016. The switch saw Graves commenting on matches on SmackDown, in pay-per-view, and now on his current Monday Night Raw show.

Since he retired, Graves hasn't been involved in any significant physical contact. However, that changed in November 2021, when he won the title 24/7. Although the moment of physical contact was minimal and short, several fans began to wonder if Corey Graves could return to a WWE ring.

Corey Graves: "I'm more okay than I thought I was"

Speaking in an interview with TMZ, Corey Graves officially confirmed for the first time that he was allowed to return to the ring. The Raw commentator revealed that he still has no immediate plans to get back into action, also admitting that his career has been cut short for several years: "I went and spent some time with doctors middle of last year.

I kinda got the itch. This is one of the first times I'm saying this publicly. I have been medically cleared to compete. It's not an immediate goal of mine, it was just something I needed to know for my own sanity. My journey in the ring got cut short and it's kinda eaten at me for years, always wondering what if, what if there's a chance, what if there's an opportunity ...

so I went and did the necessary steps and it turns out I'm more okay than I thought I was." Since Corey Graves retired from the competition in the ring, Bryan Danielson, Christian Cage and Edge are back in action after believing that their careers have now come to an end.

Christian's and especially Bryan Danielson's withdrawals were both linked to concussions. This will be another confidence boost for Corey Graves.

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