Corey Graves

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Corey Graves
Born February 24, 1984 (1984-02-24) (age 33)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Corey Graves
Sterling James Keenan
Billed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Billed from The Sunset Strip
Iron City, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trained by Boomer Payne
Dory Funk, Jr.
Mad Mike
Debut March 22, 2000
Retired December 11, 2014

Matt Polinsky (born February 24, 1984) is an American retired professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name Corey Graves. He is currently signed to the WWE and works as a commentator in their developmental territory NXT.

During his career, Polinsky was a one-time NXT Tag Team Champion with Adrian Neville. He is also known for his work on the independent circuit where he competed under the ring name Sterling James Keenan.

WWE[change | change source]

Florida Championship Wrestling and NXT (2011–present)[change | change source]

On December 11 2014, during the pre-show of NXT Takeover: R Evolution, Graves announced that he was officially retiring from in-ring competition because of his concussion issues. Graves would then announce that he would join the NXT commentary team and that he would start at the beginning at the event.[1] He was given a two-year contract by Triple H, which gives him a shot at becoming a guest commentator for either Raw, SmackDown or pay-per-views.

In wrestling[change | change source]

  • Nicknames
    • "The Savior of Misbehavior"[6]

Championships[change | change source]

  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Absolute Championship (1 time)
  • Ballpark Brawl
    • Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • Far North Wrestling
    • FNW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
    • IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
  • Union of Independent Professional wrestlers
    • UIPW Keystone Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Caldwell's WWE NXT Takeover Results 12/11: Complete virtual-time coverage of Neville vs. Zayn for the NXT Title, Itami & Balor, Charlotte, Kevin Steen/Owens's debut, Corey Graves retires". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wwenxtreport/article_82237.shtml. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  2. "James's WWE NXT Report 5/15 & 5/22: El Generico debuts, O'Brian beats two NXT releases in same match, Bray Wyatt debuts mask, Natalya vs. Rae, more developments". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/wwenxtreport/article_70618.shtml. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  3. "WWE NXT Report: number one contender match; six Divas in action; The Sheild send a message; The Wyatt Family makes their presence known". Pro Wrestling Insider. http://www.pwinsider.com/article/75931/wwe-nxt-report-number-one-contender-match-six-divas-in-action-the-shield-send-a-message-the-wyatt-family-makes-their-presence-known.html?p=1. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  4. "WWE NXT Results – 11/14/13 (Graves/Neville – 2/3 Falls)". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-news/45022-wwe-nxt-results-11-14-13-graves-neville-2-3-falls. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  5. "FCW Results – 11/21/11". WrestleView. http://www.wrestleview.com/viewnews.php?id=1321915407. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  6. "WWE profile". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/superstars/coreygraves. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  7. "1PW World Heavyweight Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/europe/uk/1pw/1pw-h.html. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  8. "FCW Florida Tag Team Title history". Wrestling-Titles.com. http://www.wrestling-titles.com/us/fl/fcw/fcw-fl-t.html. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  9. "!BANG! TV Report". Dory-funk.com. http://dory-funk.com/bang-b2.html. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  10. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2013". The Internet Wrestling Database. http://www.profightdb.com/pwi-500/2013.html. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  11. "ZERO1 United States Heavyweight Champion history". Pro Wrestling Zero1. http://zerooneusa.com/title_us.php. Retrieved 2014-12-13.
  12. "WWE News: NXT spoilers for summer episodes – first NXT Women's champ, Flair, more, plus NXT TV in the U.S.?". Pro Wrestling Torch. http://www.pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_71434.shtml. Retrieved 2014-12-13.

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