WWE commentator Corey Graves is a retired wrestler. However, he seems to be itching to get inside the ring sometimes. Before becoming a commentator and analyst for Monday Night Raw and the main roster, he was the NXT Tag Team Champion.

Graves recently spoke with Wrestling Inc at WWE’s WrestleMania 38 media row, where he discussed about Pat MacAfee, who grew up within a few miles of Graves in the Pittsburgh area. He also expressed he wants to wrestle at Survivor Series.

Graves highlighted that Raw and SmackDown only compete against each other on one night of the year and teased his teased fighting MacAfee on the program.

“Not to my knowledge was it ever discussed with any sense of legitimacy. But you’ve got to remember, there’s only one night a year Raw and SmackDown competes in head-to-head competition, Survivor Series. I hope, I am going to start politicking now,” he said on a possible match. “I think McAfee and Graves at Survivor Series, I think we have to pass the bar that was set by Cole and Lawlor at WrestleMania.”

Corey then applauded Pat McAfee for his work so far. He pointed out that with success MacAfee doesn’t need to be around WWE but its something that he loves doing.

“As over the top as Pat is, he loves this, that’s why Pat’s here. Pat doesn’t need the money, Pat doesn’t need the exposure, he is wildly successful on his own. Pat loves WWE, so more power to him the fact that he’s living his dream I think is very cool.”

Graves was one of the commentators on two nights of WrestleMania, where he witnessed his friend Pat wrestle his heart out in a match with Austin Theory. It seems watching him fight has reignited Corey’s urge to wrestle again.

Check out the full interview below.

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Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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