“The Saviour of Misbehaviour” Corey Graves is one of the best commentators in quite a while. The former NXT Tag Team Champion is a fan-favourite on the commentary booth and rightfully so.
Graves recently made an appearance on Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast where he talked about a number of wrestling topics.
The dual-branded commentator talked about his on-screen hate for Jonathan Coachman and Byron Saxton. However, Graves revealed the reason behind this constant cold war at ringside: (h/t wrestlinginc)
Usually if I am not into somebody, then I just won’t talk about them. I wouldn’t have anything to say. I have gotten to the point now where I am kind of tired at points. I still am on such a roll non-stop and I haven’t had a week off in any way shape or form in like 4 years. I love it though, that is what keeps me going, I am finally at a point now where I think to myself that I don’t have anything for this segment so I have to catch my breath, my throat hurts, which still hasn’t recovered from WrestleMania, and every once in a while I will tell Byron [Saxton] to take this segment, or Coach, help me out here.
Usually I am so take charge, it’s either Tom [Phillips] and I or [Michael] Cole and I. We have instant chemistry and we can read each other’s minds and finish each other’s thoughts, but a lot of times I tend to forget that there is a third guy there. It is nothing intentional but you get in the zone and you get excited and fired up, but every once in a while I remind myself to breathe. I get burned out sometimes.