32 Facts About Corey Graves


Corey Graves attended college and has a degree in marketing.


Corey Graves defeated Samoa Joe and Rikishi by countout on August 23,2007 to win the Ballpark Brawl Natural Heavyweight Title.


Corey Graves returned to ROH over two years later at Redemption on August 12,2005, where he participated in a Four Corner Survival match won by Ace Steel.


Corey Graves made a single appearance in ROH in 2007 at the Fifth Year Festival: Dayton event, losing to Jimmy Rave and another appearance in March 2009 at Steel City Clash, losing to Delirious.


Corey Graves appeared on the Ring of Honor Wrestling television show on the April 4,2009 episode, losing to Erick Stevens.


Corey Graves received his championship match on November 1,2003, and defeated Dennis Gregory to win the championship.


Corey Graves made a successful defense of the championship against AJ Styles on February 24,2005, and Claudio Castagnoli the following night.

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Corey Graves quickly formed an alliance with Abyss, and the pair defeated Sabu and Ulf Herman in a hardcore tag team match on January 7,2006.


Corey Graves continued to feud with Stone in an unsuccessful attempt to regain the championship throughout 2009, and made his final 1PW appearance at the 4th Anniversary Show in November.


Corey Graves was re-established as a villainous singles wrestler on November 14 with a win over Oliver Grey; Following a submission victory over Yoshi Tatsu in December, Corey Graves attacked the NXT Champion Seth Rollins, and was awarded a title match on the January 2,2013 episode of NXT.


Corey Graves failed to capture the championship despite winning via disqualification following interference from Rollins' associates in The Shield.


Corey Graves transitioned into a feud with The Shield, challenging them to a match for costing him title opportunities, turning face in the process.


Corey Graves faced Rollins in a lumberjack match, which he lost when the other members of The Shield interfered, therefore cementing his face turn.


Corey Graves returned in January 2014, to enter a feud with Sami Zayn.


Corey Graves then suffered a second concussion, causing him to be absent from television for several months.


Corey Graves announced that he would be joining NXT's commentary team with immediate effect, with his duties beginning at that event.


Corey Graves was then offered a two-year commentary contract by Triple H, and was later added to the pre-show panel for Raw.


Corey Graves is the host of WWE Culture Shock, a WWE Network original series.


In March 2017, following Ranallo's absence from commentary and Aries' return to in-ring action, Corey Graves would be joined by Tom Phillips on commentary for 205 Live.


On February 11,2022, Corey Graves subbed in for Pat McAfee on an episode of Friday Night SmackDown.


Polinsky, as Corey Graves, made his video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K15, where on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game, he has his own path in the "Who Got NXT" mode, documenting his matches in NXT and on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions as an unlockable character through the MyCareer mode.


Corey Graves later appeared in WWE 2K18, WWE 2K19, WWE 2K20, WWE 2K22 and WWE 2K23 as a non-playable character as part of the commentary team.


Polinsky, as his Corey Graves persona, launched his own podcast titled WWE After the Bell, which debuted in October 2019.


Corey Graves has a younger brother, Sam, who wrestles for the National Wrestling Alliance and the Mexican promotion CMLL under the name "Sam Adonis", and had gotten mainstream notoriety in the United States for having a pro-Donald Trump gimmick in CMLL.


Corey Graves has worked in the Naughty Vibrations shop in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and in a shop named True Image in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

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Corey Graves got two of them before the age of 16 with his parents' permission, and after turning 18, got sleeve tattoos on both his arms, made up of several clearly visible and separate tattoos tied together with designs.


Corey Graves has tattoos on his neck, and has the words "stay down" tattooed across his knuckles.


Corey Graves did admit that upon joining the WWE commentary team he had to significantly tone down his natural Pittsburghese dialect only to see fellow Pittsburgh native Pat McAfee become successful on WWE commentary because of it.


In early 2019, Corey Graves' ex-wife posted a picture to her Instagram page stating that Polinsky had been having an affair with WWE wrestler Leah Van Dale, known by the ring name Carmella.


Legendary Professional wrestling commentator and WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has stated that "Corey Graves is the brightest young on-air talent that WWE has developed in years".


Corey Graves put a lot of time in at the Performance Center, and hours and hours of work.


Professional wrestling Legend and WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson, has praised Corey Graves stating "He obviously has the in-ring background, he has a cool look, it feels like he's 'inside baseball' enough and up on his stuff where 'smart fans' can enjoy his work, he checks Vince's boxes".