Michael Cole Says Corey Graves Is 'The Next Jerry Lawler'

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ESPN has a new article online featuring quotes from Michael Cole. In it, he sung the praises of Corey Graves. Below is an excerpt:

"We knew he was gonna be good, I just didn't know he was gonna be this good, this fast," Cole said of Graves. "We gave him a chance and he really worked hard at it. This didn't come to him easy. He put a lot of time in at the Performance Center, and hours and hours of work.

"We put him on Raw, and he took off. He's the new guy, he's the new heel. He's the next JBL, the next Jerry Lawler," Cole continued. "He's got a unique presence, he's got sarcasm and he's got wit, and he also has the experience of being in the ring, being a former NXT tag team champion. He has everything. A good looking young kid - he's the future of what we do here.”

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  • Stoney

    Never compare Corey to JBL, JBL is a terrible heel announcer. One week he’s burying the debut tag team the Ascension (heels) then next week praising John Cena, Roman Reigns, and the Usos

  • Yves Heinrich

    Jerry Lawler how?! As a heel commentator, he’s far better than JBL.

  • I don’t agree with his assertion that he’s the “next Lawler”. He’s already worlds better than Lawler ever was. He’s far smarter, he’s quicker-witted, and he’s far more interesting than Lawler. He’s not the “next Lawler”; he’s the first Corey Graves.

    • Yves Heinrich

      Yet, his wrestling knowledge is far well-known than Lawler’s.

  • Chris Eccles

    Corey Graves is fantastic IMO, he gets better every week. I just wish Tom Phillips was given more of a chance, I think he’s seriously underrated. Graves and Phillips together are the best pairing WWE have. NXT is a joy to listen to, well, it was before Percy Watson joined, not it’s a little awkward lol.