Corey Graves: The Colorful Journey of WWE’s Commentator and Former Wrestler

Corey Graves
Corey Graves

Corey Graves Biography

Matthew Polinsky, better known by his ring name Corey Graves, is an American color commentator and retired professional wrestler, born on February 24, 1984, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Before retiring from in-ring competition in December 2014, Graves made a name for himself as a gritty and tattooed wrestler, competing on WWE‘s NXT brand where he became a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion alongside Adrian Neville.

Age

Matthew Polinsky was born on February 24, 1984, making him 40 years old.

Height and Weight

Corey Graves stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches tall and weighs 94 kilograms (208 pounds).

Hobbies

Outside of work, Graves has many hobbies and interests. He loves music, tattoos, and fashion, showing his unique personality in and out of wrestling. He likes punk rock, and this music has shaped his style and appearance. His many tattoos share stories about his life, what he likes, and his experiences.

Parents

Matthew Polinsky, better known as Corey Graves, was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was nurtured by his parents, Dan Polinsky and Karen Polinsky.

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Siblings

He has a brother named Sam Adonis who is also involved in the wrestling world. Sam Adonis has made a name for himself in the National Wrestling Alliance and the Mexican promotion CMLL, where he gained mainstream notoriety in the United States with a pro-Donald Trump gimmick.

Wife and Marriage

Corey Graves and Carmella, both WWE stars, got married on April 7, 2022. They started dating in 2019 while Graves was separating from his first wife. Their wedding, attended by many wrestling stars, was widely celebrated. They announced in 2023 that they were expecting their first child together, with Graves already being a father to three children. In November 2023, they welcomed their child, marking a new chapter in their lives. Their journey from colleagues to spouses and parents has been a popular story among fans, showing how their work and personal lives are intertwined.

Career

Corey Graves, real name Matthew Polinsky, had a successful wrestling career in WWE’s NXT, winning the NXT Tag Team Championship with Adrian Neville. After suffering multiple concussions, he had to stop wrestling and became a commentator instead. Now, he’s known for his commentary on WWE’s SmackDown shows. Graves is praised for his insightful and entertaining commentary. Besides commentary, he hosts a show and a podcast, discussing wrestling. Despite having to end his wrestling career early, Graves has become an important part of WWE’s commentary team, showing his ability to adapt and continue contributing to wrestling in a new role.

Honors and Achievements

As a competitor, he notably held the NXT Tag Team Championship with Adrian Neville. His move to commentary has been highly praised, leading to awards like the WWE Non-Wrestler of the Year from CAGEMATCH Year End Awards and the title of Best Television Announcer from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Salary and Net worth

His annual salary from WWE is reported to be approximately $400,000, contributing to his overall financial status. As of 2024, his net worth is estimated to be approximately $15 million.

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