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Corey Graves reveals WWE star return was informed on-air

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WWE RAW commentator Corey Graves recently recalled the massive return of former NXT Champion Johnny Gargano to WWE. He had shocked the world and returned to WWE after eight months of being away from the wrestling business. Corey Graves was on commentary when Gargano made his return, and he was not prepared for this occurrence.

Corey Graves reveals the commentary team was informed about the return on-air

“We, the commentary team, had no actual definitive answers about anything,” Graves said on “After the Bell.” “On our truck sheets, is what we refer to them, as the lineups as to what is scheduled to come in the show, it just said Austin Theory ’¦ I see [Gargano’s] name come across the ‘tron, if you notice, none of the three of us said a word, we just let it breathe.”

Commentary weren’t the only people kept out of the loop regarding Gargano’s return. “I think only like, four people in the building, four or five people knew that I was there,” Gargano told Graves. “You watch all these moments and you think, like, ‘It would be cool if I was a part of one of those,’ and to actually be a part of one of those surprises, it’s awesome to look back on.

Gargano is currently involved in programming with former The Way stablemate, Austin Theory.

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