Corey Graves Biography
Corey Graves is an American color commentator, columnist, and retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE as a color commentator for Raw and SmackDown Live under the ring name Corey Graves. He was in the NXT Tag Team Champion with Adrian Neville. He is known for his work on the independent circuit under the ring name Sterling James Keenan.
Corey Graves Age
He was born on February 24, 1984.
Corey Graves Family
Corey Graves (born Matthew Polinsky) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the son of a Hungarian couple. His younger brother is called Sam Adonis, who was an American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Sam Adonis and Sam Elias.
He attended college and got a degree in marketing.
Corey Graves Wife
Polinsky married his longtime friend, Amy Schneider in 2011
Children | Kids
The couple has 3 children, a boy, and 2 girls.
Corey Graves Awards | Corey Graves Championships and accomplishments
1 Pro Wrestling
- 1PW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Absolute Intense Wrestling
- AIW Absolute Championship (1 time)
- Natural Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Far North Wrestling
- FNW Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
Florida Championship Wrestling
- FCW Florida Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jake Carter
- FC Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Chris Cage
International Wrestling Cartel
- IWC Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
- IWC Super Indy Championship (1 time)
Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- Ranked No. 118 of the top 500 wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013
Pro Wrestling Zero1
- Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship (2 times)Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers
- UIPW Keystone Cruiserweight Championship (1 time)
- NXT Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Adrian Neville
Corey Graves Brother
Polinsky has a younger brother named Samuel “Sam” Polinsky (born 1989) is an American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Sam Adonis and Sam Elias. He is currently working in Mexico for Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) as a heel pro-Trump character. Sam is well known as WWE commentator Corey Graves.
Sam has worked for WWE, in their Florida Championship Wrestling developmental league, using the name Buddy Stretcher and worked a match for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling as Bill Callous, but has spent the majority of his pro wrestling career in England working for various promotions such as All-Star Wrestling.
Corey Graves Wrestling
Keenan made several appearances for the company before signing a contract with WWE. He is a tag with CM Punk, lost a dark match to The Gymini prior to the SmackDown taping (April 26, 2006). June the same year, he teamed with Jon Bolen but lost the match to Jamie Noble and Kid Kash.
Keenan also appeared on an episode of WWE Heat that was taped on August 6 and lost to Val Venis. Without stopping, he wrestled Mark Henry on August 10, 2007, and was easily squashed.
Corey Graves Career
Speaking of his career, Polinsky chose his ring name the night before his 1st professional wrestling match and picked the name “Sterling James Keenan” which was depicted from Sterling Sharpe, Polinsky’s favorite American football player as a child, and Maynard James Keenan of the band Tool.
Throughout the next few years, Keenan appeared for various promotions, including Dory Funk Jr.’s “Funkin Conservatory”, where he competed with wrestlers including Paul London, Adam Windsor, and Onyx.
In 2002, Keenan teamed with “Dreamachine” Chris Cage to win the Funkin Conservatory Tag Team Championship by defeating the team of London and Windsor. He was part of the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers promotion in both of its incarnations.
He as Keenan competed for Pro Wrestling Zero1 and won the Zero-One United States Heavyweight Championship on two occasions. On March 8, 2008, Keenan defeated Mr. Wrestling 3 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to win the championship for the first time, May 9, he won the championship for the second time, defeating Jake Manning in Limerick, Pennsylvania and throughout the years, Keenan has also made sporadic appearances for Ring of Honor.
His debut appearance for the promotion was at Round Robin Challenge II on April 25, 2003, where he teamed with EZ Money in a Tag Team Scramble match won by The S.A.T. He returned to ROH over two years later at Redemption on August 12, 2005, where he participated in a Four Corner Survival match won by Ace Steel.
In October 2005, he lost a singles match to Claudio Castagnoli and singles match between Keenan and Steel at Tag Wars 2006 in January 2006 ended in a no contest due to interference from Chris Hero and the Necro Butcher. 6 months later, at In Your Face, Keenan and Jason Blade lost a tag team match to The Briscoe Brothers
Corey Graves Net Worth | Corey Graves Salary
Polinsky has an estimated net worth of $600,000.