A pair to call to. Commentary is one of the most important parts of a wrestling show. Commentators can tell you what is going on and get you up to date in a hurry while also telling you what to expect later on in the night. At the same time they can guide you wherever the company wants you to go, which is why having the right team in place is incredibly important.
According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, Corey Graves is being moved to SmackDown Live permanently and will be calling the show with Michael Cole as part of a two man booth. Graves has been working both Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live for over a year now but will be solely on SmackDown Live moving forward. There is no word on who will be calling Monday Night Raw, though Vic Joseph has been rumored as the lead play by play announcer.
Relaxing everyone, Corey Graves is not retiring. However, the plan as of this Tuesday was that he is moving to SmackDown on FOX along with Michael Cole. And he will only appear on SD. No more double duty for Graves.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 12, 2019
Graves has left a big show before. Check out his farewell to NXT:
Opinion: This is something that makes sense as Graves has been around on commentary for a long time now and having him on the biggest show is a smart move. At the same time, it would help a lot to get him away from Renee Young and Byron Saxton, both of whom Graves spends too much time arguing with on either show. Let us see what he and Cole can do on their own, which should help a lot.
Do you like the idea of Cole and Graves on commentary? Who do you think will call Monday Night Raw? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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