Corey Graves says he is medically cleared to compete in WWE

WWE's Corey Graves discusses his health, a potential comeback to the ring, and a new reality show with fiancée Carmella!!

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By Blesson Daniel | Feb 26, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Corey Graves has verified in writing that he has been cleared to participate in a WWE ring. Graves and his real-life girlfriend WWE Superstar Carmella addressed a variety of topics in an interview with TMZ Sports.

This includes marketing the couple’s newly launched YouTube reality program, Corey & Carmella.

Graves revealed in the interview that he is cleared to enter the WWE ring. This confirmed rumours from over a month ago.

But while the former NXT star has been cleared medically, he has no imminent intentions to return to action.

“It crossed my mind. 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.

“I went and did the necessary steps, and it turns out I’m more okay than I thought I was, but never say never.

“It’s not an immediate goal, but you can never take the wrestler out of my heart so I’d be remiss if I didn’t say I didn’t have any interest in something.”

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How Corey Graves’ WWE career was brought to a halt

Corey Graves’ in-ring WWE career was cut short in 2014 due to concussion-related health problems. At the time, he was signed to WWE NXT.

Graves subsequently carved out a career for himself as a color commentator and on-screen personality in NXT and on the main roster. He is one of the company’s top color commentators and on-screen characters.

As a result, his After The Bell podcast and, more recently, a full-fledged reality program on YouTube has been a hit.

Corey Graves’ comeback to a WWE ring reappeared in November 2021, when he won the 24/7 Championship during a wild sequence on RAW.

While his reign was brief, it was the first time in years that he was physically engaged in a WWE storyline.