In a follow up to our previous headline about WWE's announce teams being shuffled up in response to the launch on FOX, Corey Graves joked on Twitter that he is "retiring" amid all the rumors.
The @WrestleVotes Twitter account further clarified saying that the plan as of now is for Graves to join Michael Cole on Smackdown.
It's unknown how the others would fit in as Renee Young was said to be a "favorite" of FOX and another report suggested that WWE would be transitioning to two-person commentating booths so this would leave multiple personalities without a role.
A separate report also noted that Vic Joseph would become the "lead man" on WWE Raw starting next month and that none of these individuals would be pulling double duty and instead they would be exclusive to one brand or the other.
Just to clear up all of the rumors I see swirling around about the commentary changes in @WWE-
— Corey Graves (@WWEGraves) September 12, 2019
Relaxing everyone, Corey Graves is not retiring. However, the plan as of this Tuesday was that he is moving to SmackDown on FOX along with Michael Cole. And he will only appear on SD. No more double duty for Graves.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) September 12, 2019
Whoa .. looks like #WWE has assigned #VicJoseph to TAKE OVER as new LEAD announcer for #RAW, while #MichaelCole will move over as LEAD announcer for #SmackDown
FULL *DETAILED* STORY: https://t.co/EuZd1KPSCc@ewrestlingcom @MattBoone1984 @RajahNews @VicJosephWWE @MichaelCole pic.twitter.com/Vks5Ys1gia
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) September 12, 2019
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