WWE Clears Corey Graves For Big In-Ring Return

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Corey Graves is currently a color commentator for WWE, but that wasn’t always the case. Graves was forced into retirement from the ring back in 2014, but fans have often hoped that he may one day step back between the ropes. That day could soon be upon us over 7 years later.

We’ve learned at The Ringside Roster via Fightful that Corey Graves has reportedly been cleared to return to the ring by WWE.

“Fightful has learned that longtime color commentator Corey Graves has had a major status shift over the last year. We’ve spoken to sources in WWE and close to the situation that claim that Graves was actually cleared by WWE doctors at some point in 2020, though the company has not confirmed that to us, so it’s largely based on discussions behind the scenes. Graves briefly won the WWE 24/7 Championship in 2020, despite previously being on a strict internal “no contact” list that the company keeps. We can confirm that he was not on that list any longer. We reached out to both Corey Graves and WWE, who both responded but would not confirm or deny any parts of this news.”

Obviously this is huge news. Graves most recently became the 24/7 Champion a few months back, although it didn’t last long. At that time there was speculation that Corey Graves might be cleared to compete again and that indeed appears to be the case.

It’s definitely exciting to hear and with the Royal Rumble just around the corner there is certainly going to be a lot of fans hoping that we could see Corey Graves make a return appearance.

Corey Graves
Corey Graves in NXT

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