On the latest edition of his Hall of Fame podcast former five-time world champion Booker T spoke about WWE color-commentator Corey Graves and his decision to return to in-ring action following a retirement back in 2014. Highlights from Booker’s episode can be found below.
Says that nobody really knew who Corey Graves was before he retired:
“Nobody knows who the hell Corey Graves was before he retired. I know he’s going to be pissed off at that a little bit. The thing is, he’s done so good at being a commentator. What the hell is he thinking getting back in that ring and perhaps something happens or something pops? I think Corey Graves, of course having that feeling, having that adrenaline rush sitting at the table watching it go down, is almost like watching a party go by and you’re participating in it. I understand that.”
Says Graves is such a talented commentator that there will be a missing piece at the desk if he returns to wrestling:
“You know what, if you can work them both (wrestling and announcing), I would be all in with that, but I wouldn’t give up the chair. I just wouldn’t. I just think Corey is doing such a hell of a job being a commentator. Those types of guys, they come few and far between, guys like him that can command that position. You’re doing that on a weekly basis, and you have to be able to go out there and do it a little bit differently every time. Corey has literally mastered that. Me personally, if I was in a higher position, I would not want to lose Corey Graves in that position because it would be so hard to replace.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestlingNews.Co)