Corey Graves On Twitter Reaction To His Worst Commentary Moment

Corey Graves

WWE commentator Corey Graves has discussed the moment which stands out to him as the worst he has had sat at the desk, and the pitfalls of being on live television.

Graves began his commentary career with NXT in 2014 after he was forced to retire from in-ring competition due to a series of concussions. Two years after this he was brought on to Raw and can now be heard on SmackDown.

In a conversation on his Out Of Character podcast, Corey Graves spoke about how sometimes his brain struggles to keep up with his tongue whilst he’s on WWE live television, and how easy it is to say the wrong thing.

I never go out there to do anybody any harm, there’s just a lot of times I put my foot in my mouth naturally. Sometimes I speak more than I think and sometimes my tongue moves way faster than my brain does.

What actually bothers me is if you notice I try to stay away from statistics or dates or tangible things like that because I know things happen but when it comes to chronology or what pay per view or what year that was, I can’t remember that. I’ve watched so much wrestling it all kind of meshes together.

Once in a while I think I beat myself like a horse if I go ‘In 1999, this happened,’ and of course Twitter corrects me instantly. That actually gets on my nerves.

Graves went on to pick out one specific moment as his worst, when he attempted to correct Michael Cole on a WrestleMania statistic and turned out to be wrong.

Michael Cole and I were back at the kickoff desk doing the voiceover for whatever was happening in the ring and they were talking about The Undertaker’s history and I believe it was with Diesel when Kevin Nash came out. And Michael Cole said ‘It was this WrestleMania… that this happened,’ and I corrected Cole because I was so sure that that wasn’t the year that it happened.

And I went oh no, we’re live, I said that and I just realized I’m wrong and Twitter let me know instantly that I was wrong. It was in that particular instance, just because of the admiration and respect I have for Undertaker that I wanted everything to be perfect.

That’s why I almost looked at Cole like Cole you idiot that wasn’t the year, and then I realized it’s Michael Cole, he’s usually not wrong. I should’ve just trusted the boss in that instance but yeah, that one I wish I could take back but I think they edited it out so it’s not the end of the world.

Corey Graves also recently gave his take on one of the most famous wrestling commentators in history, as he feels Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan would be cancelled if he was doing the job in 2021.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.

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