The episode was originally supposed to be based on how Edge has adapted to life after being forced to retire from wrestling in 2011. However, the filming took place in the same period of time that WWE medical director Dr. Joseph Maroon cleared the Hall of Famer to return, so the episode revolved around his 2020 comeback instead.
Speaking in an interview with Edge on this week’s After The Bell podcast, Graves revealed that he was inspired by the comeback story and he is tempted to get in touch with Maroon to find out whether there is a chance that he could also return.
“Watching it, honestly, man, it was inspiring. I would say at two or three different points I went, ‘Man, I live in Pittsburgh now. I should go find Dr. Maroon.’ It just gave me that urge to do this all over again, and I don’t know whether or not that’s a possibility, but the thought was planted in my brain for quite some time.”
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Corey Graves’ WWE career
Corey Graves last competed in a match in March 2014 at an NXT live event and he was forced to retire later in the year due to concussion issues.
The most notable moment from his WWE in-ring career came in June 2013 when he won the NXT Tag Team titles with Adrian Neville against Erick Rowan and Luke Harper.
Since retiring, Graves has featured regularly on WWE programming as a color commentator, while he also has his own weekly podcast.