WWE’s Twitter page announced today that Corey Graves will be replacing JBL on the Smackdown Live commentary team. It was also announced that NXT commentator Nigel McGuinness will be taking over Graves’ commentating duties on 205 Live and Main Event.
— WWE (@WWE) September 4, 2017
For those who do not know, JBL announced a few days ago that he will be stepping down from his weekly duties as Smackdown commentator to pursue other interests. You can read more about that by clicking right here.
Graves took to Twitter after the announcement to let everyone know that he will still be commentating on Raw. He also gave a fun mention to Smackdown Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura, as Graves was known for yelling Nakamura’s finishing move, the Kinsasha, whenever “The King of Strong Style” would hit it in NXT.
Hey @ShinsukeN, get that knee ready!
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 4, 2017
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